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Nightingale and HealthFusion Partner to Deliver Electronic Health Record (EHR) Benefits to Customers in Kmart

HealthFusion has been selected as the vendor of choice for Nightingale Preventative Care, a Long Island-based primary care center based out of the local Kmart. Nightingale has reported that the Nightingale Kmart clinic is thriving and that it intends to expand its presence across the chain nationally.

The Emerging Benefits of Electronic Medical Record Use in Community-based Care

In Canada, PwC releases a report which suggests that more than $1.3 billion in administrative savings has been realized since Canadian primary care providers began adopting EHRs in 2006.

CHIME to HHS: Extend certification to HIE

CHIME is lobbying to have HHS extend vendor certification criteria beyond just EHRs to include health information exchanges, citing a need for stronger governance in order to promote interoperability.

HIPAA Privacy Rule and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System

HHS files a proposed change to HIPAA regulations that would allow states to share medical records with the National Criminal Background Check System as part of an effort to include mental health information on mandatory gun sale background checks.

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