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Health IT training center opens

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, and Health Careers Futures form the Pittsburgh-based Quality Information Technology (QIT) training center, with the goal of training health professionals on emerging technologies that will add emphasis on coordinating care and measuring the quality of care.

For ER doctors, an extra hand on the keyboard

Rochester General Hospital’s use of scribes in the ED, which realized an annual $600,000 savings last year and is credited with allowing ED staff to treat 30 percent more patients per shift, is profiled in a local paper.

Third-party revenue cycle expertise reduces healthcare costs, tightens processes

Strong growth in the revenue cycle management segment is being attributed to meaningful use, ICD-10 plans, and reduced payments.

Panetta says DoD, VA to ‘meet or beat’ iEHR rollout goals

DoD announces a revised plan that will expedite the completion of the iEHR rollout, culminating in a 2017 go-live.

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