Medical Negligence In the UK is a Bigger Problem Than You Might Think

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[Guest Post: Millie Whitehead]

Most people go to the hospital to improve their health.…

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The Obamacare Myth for Small Businesses

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Who: CNNMoney.com

What: As polarizing as the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) is, it is difficult to separate the wheat (facts) from the chaff (scare tactics).…

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Nova Scotia’s Handling Of EMR Leaves Competitors Feeling Ill

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Who: Halifax.MediaCoop.ca

What: In Nova Scotia, the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) has decided to award a contract for its preferred EMR system  to Ontario-based Nightingale Informatix Corporation, much to the dismay of software vendors in the local region.…

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Clinical Decision Support Can Make Best-Practices Guidelines More Accessible

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Who: FierceEMR.com

What: Electronic health records offer the opportunity to better integrate clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) at the point of care, but the technology and physician practice must evolve, according to a paper published at BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making.…

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Health Faces Up To EMR Challenge

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Who:  IDM.Net.au

What:  The role of the Health Information Manager is no easy task.…

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We Still Have A Health-Care Spending Problem

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Who: WashingtonPost.com

What:  With every new report about the recent slowdown in health-care spending there is speculation in the media that the problem of rising health costs has somehow been solved or cut down to size.…

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Let My Data Go!

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Who:  MedCityNews.com

What: Providers are now having trouble with interoperability and conversions of data.The majority of physician offices have implemented EHRs, but they must now communicate with other entities such as HIEs and ACOs.…

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Opportunity Cost of EMRs

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Who: MedCityNews.com

What: Different studies have shown the use of EMR systems to have been extremely beneficial to providers and patients while others have shown the use of EMRs to increase the incurred costs drastically.…

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Trends In EHR Vendor Strength

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Who: GovHealthIT.com

What: On April 2, 2013, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made available their updated data table for EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use) attestations, with specification as to which EHR products were used.…

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Obama’s Budget To Spare Medicaid From Deep Cuts

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Who: BostonHerald.com

What: President Barack Obama’s budget next week will steer clear of major cuts to Medicaid, including tens of billions in reductions to the health care plan for the poor that the administration had proposed only last year.…

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