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Health Care Innovation

In a letter to the editor of The New York Times, National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD, concurs with an Times piece published earlier this week which identified the booming health IT startup market as an unintended positive consequence of the Affordable Care Act. Mostashari added that widespread adoption of EHRs and a shift from fee-for-service to value-based purchasing are also positive outcomes of recent public policy.

Computer prompt boosts flu vaccine rates

Pediatricians in New York City were able to increase pediatric flu vaccination rates nine percent by having a pop-up alert built into the practice’s EMR. alerting doctors if the patient had not yet received a vaccination.

RBH faces £18m loss over IT system

In England, Royal Berkshire Hospital writes down $23 million in expenses, much of which it blames on unanticipated costs associated with its Cerner Millennium implementation.

Despite Challenges, MEDITECH 6.0 Customers Say They Are Not Going Anywhere

Despite performance challenges with Meditech 6.0, 95 percent of the company’s customers surveyed by KLAS say Meditech is part of their long-term plans, citing affordability and usability.

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