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Policy Committee ponders CommonWell influence

Farzad Mostashari, MD, and Judy Faulkner discuss the ramifications CommonWell will have on interoperability during this weeks ONC HIE workgroup.

Baylor Quality Alliance Selects Greenway for Participation in EHR Program

Greenway announces a partnership with Baylor Health Care System to provide ambulatory EHR’s for its cmomunity physicians.

HIMSS Analytics Honors Florida Hospital Carrollwood with Stage 7 Award

120-bed Florida Hospital Carrollwood, an Aventist Health System facility and Cerner shop, is awarded HIMSS Stage 7. 

EHR Adoption Encouraged by State Meaningful Use Acceleration Challenge 2.0

ONC has renewed the state Meaningful Use accleration challenge with new benchmark goals for the 2013 year.

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  1. The stories behind the headlines make for interesting reading. The overall costs for these national efforts is going to top out at >$3 trillion when all is said and done. Yet, we await data that demonstrates improved outcomes. As for costs of care, forget about it, because the overhead costs are so massive.

    We are witnessing a reditribution of wealth from the patients to the HIT robber barons, taking from the poor and the health care system and giving to the rich.

    What is the annual compensation of the McKesson CEO? Keep that in mind, everyone, because this is not an effort to improve patient care.







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