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When e- stands for enemy: Installing e-medical records systems costly, frustrating

An office manager from a solo practice in North Carolina discusses the growing cost and frustration HITECH is having on managing a small practice.

Parkland researchers develop system to flag those in danger of death

Researchers at the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation are profiled by a Dallas newspaper for their work with  predictive surveillance and population health management.

Olympic Medical Center: Progress made in digital conversion

Port Angeles, WA-based Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis discusses the hospital’s recent Epic go-live, describing the experience as “kind of like going from a landline to an iPhone.”

April 2013: EHR Incentive Program

According to a monthly update released by CMS, $14.6 billion has been paid to hospitals and providers since the EHR incentive program started in 2011.

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