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Rex Hospital Selects Merge Hemo to Image-Enable Enterprise EHR

Rex Hospital, a member of UNC Health Care, has implemented Best in KLAS cardiology solution Merge Hemo to automate their cath lab and integrate data with their Epic EHR.

Physician EHRs emerge as hot advertising venue for drugs

Cloud-based EHRs are increasingly working with drug manufacturers to deliver point-of-care advertisements embedded within the EHR.

49 community health centers win grants to boost HIT infrastructure

Neighborhood Health Plan and Partners HealthCare award $4.25 million in grants divided among the 49 members of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. The grants will help fund the implementation of practice management systems and provide meaningful use training.

Shareable Ink Achieves Substantial Growth and Expands Team

Shareable Ink, a cloud-based clinical documentation vendor, announces that during 2012 it grew 300 percent and doubled its workforce.

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