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HIMSS11 – What’s After EMR?

By Scott Lundstrom

This year, the annual HIMSS conference showed evidence of the emergence of a robust, post-EMR IT market. While many end users are still neck deep in stimulus-related EMR and CPOE implementations, healthcare business leaders and industry strategists were focused on post-reform business models and the transformation to accountable care. Attendance was up this year with a reported 31,000-plus participants, and several hundred new companies on the show floor. The gold rush in health shows no signs of letting up

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In a press release on February 16, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it will award nearly $241 million to selected states for the implementation of a technology platform to support health insurance exchanges. Health insurance exchanges are mandated by 2014 within the current health reform legislation. States awarded grants include: Kansas, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Wisconsin and a consortium of New England states. These are "Early Innovator" grants. States acceptin

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PHRs: A Personal Experience

By Lynne A. Dunbrack – 6 Comments

Imagine my surprise when I logged onto my health plan's patient portal to discover I had an abnormal radiology result dating back to March 2010.   This is the first I am learning about it – 11 months later–and this information appears to contradict the phone call I received the day after my appointment.   I discovered this alarming result as I was conducting research for an upcoming research report entitled Update:  When will PHR Platforms Gain Consumer Acceptance?

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