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Can plagiarism detection tools catch EHR upcoding?

A Government Health IT article explores the idea of combating copy-and-paste documentation in healthcare by adopting anti-plagiarism software popular in many academic settings.

CACI wins VLER contract

The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded CACI International a $14 million contract to build a data exchange platform that will consolidate EHR data and benefits information across the VA, the Defense Department, and other agencies in support of the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record program.

EMR Impact: How Patients Are Connecting To The Future Of Healthcare

A study of 1,000 insured US health consumers finds that 52 percent are interested in using a patient portal, but are not currently doing so. Patients indicating that they are using a portal reported higher than average patient satisfaction scores and stronger network loyalty.

St. Elizabeth Hospital Recognized as Leader in Electronic Medical Records

Thirty-eight bed Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, WA achieves HIMSS Stage 7 recognition.

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