Category Archives: HIT PRO

500 Health IT Jobs Slated for Atlanta

Cloud-based health IT company athenahealth to ‘deepen its roots’ in the South with new office ATLANTA | June 27, 2013 Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush have confirmed the cloud-based EHR company’s plans to expand in Atlanta, something that has been talked about … Continue reading

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AMA: Stage 3 Proposals Problematic on Many Levels

The government is setting the bar too high under early proposals for Stage 3 electronic health records meaningful use criteria, and the requirements simply aren’t fair to physicians who seek to comply and fall just short, the American Medical Association … Continue reading

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Black Market Pharmacies And The Big Business Of Spam

An apparent feud between two black market pharmacies has shed light on a shady global industry. “Rx-Promotion and SpamIt probably are responsible for upward of 50 or 60 percent of spam that you and I got in our inboxes over … Continue reading

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Health IT Policy Committee Meeting: The Year Ahead and a Glimpse at Stage 4 of Meaningful Use

At the Jan. 8 Health IT Policy Committee meeting, Farzad Mostashari, M.D., national coordinator for health IT, and Paul Tang, M.D., vice chair of the committee, outlined some priorities for the year ahead, including a glimpse of what Stage 4 … Continue reading

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$400 Million Broadband Allocation Planned

Expanding patient access to medical specialists is the goal of a new, permanent $400 million annual allocation to promote or develop high-speed communications links to rural providers. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski made the announcement Wednesday at 190-bed Oakland (Calif.) Children’s … Continue reading

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ID Theft Scheme Hits 400+ in Louisiana and Elsewhere

The health care services division of Louisiana State University, which operates seven hospitals, has notified more than 400 individuals in 12 states following the arrest of an employee charged with using patient information to make counterfeit checks, according to local … Continue reading

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Doc-Office Use of Basic EHRs Hits Nearly 40%, Survey Finds.

Nearly 4 in 10 office-based physicians are now using an electronic health-record system with a basic level of functions, according to the latest estimates from an annual federal survey, up from about 1 in 3 a year ago. The National … Continue reading

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U.S. Primary Care Doctors Making Sizeable Strides on Health IT.

 Primary care physicians in the United States and other countries are making inroads on health information technology use but continue to experience access-to-care barriers and breakdowns in coordination issues with other health care professionals, the Commonwealth Fund reported in a … Continue reading

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Putting Pressure on EHR Vendors.

In the 1890s, Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch robbed slow trains using fast horses and six-shooters. Today, the government is hinting that hospitals and physicians are robbing Medicare at the speed of electricity, using electronic health-record systems and billing … Continue reading

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McKesson Giving Away $1 million in Software.

McKesson Corp. is giving away $1 million in electronic health record software to doctors nationwide who provide charity care to the needy. But the pharmaceutical distribution and health IT giant has a few more rules than Santa Claus concerning its … Continue reading

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