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In reference to physician adoption of technology, ONC deputy national coordinator for programs and policy at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT called for "bold incrementalism" in statements in June 2010.( Wednesday, June 16, 2010 ONC Official Calls for 'Bold Incrementalism' in Health IT Adoption, iHealthBeat). The statements suggested that physicians would likely have to adopt new technologies in an incremental fashion, but that the step-wise process should not deter forward movement. Hea


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Rumblings fom Whitehall certainly indicate that one of the largest national IT programs ever undertaken in the UK is about to come to an end, at least in its current form.  The much touted and highly controversial National Program for IT (NPfIT) is big, expensive, and has failed to deliver on its promises.  Because the costs and complexities involved in terminating existing contracts are probably too much for the government to even contemplate, the program is likely to be overhauled rather than ki


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In late July, Microsoft announced its intent to discontinue the Amalga Health Information System (HIS), in use by eight hospitals in the Asian market.  Prior to making the announcement, the news appeared in the HIStalk blog, perhaps as a result of Microsoft’s conversations to prepare customers for the announcement.  After our conversation with managers at Microsoft, the announcement was clear, the Amalga HIS will not be sold to any new customers, and support will be discontinued after five y



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