VA absent among DHMSM bidders

The deadline has come for vendors and other entities to submit their proposals for the Defense Department's electronic health record system contract--but the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs won't be part of the fray.

EHRs in NICUs could be refined to provide most relevant info

Electronic health records in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) could be modified to synthesize the vast amounts of data available to assist in clinical decision making and offer variations based on clinician role, according to a new study in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making

Epic pushes back against interoperability critics

Electronic health record vendor Epic is going on the offensive after claims that it impedes data-sharing, according to an article in Politico.

Could AMA's increased pitch to feds on Meaningful Use backfire?

I think it's fair to say that for the American Medical Association (AMA), the gloves officially are off.

EHRs can 'significantly' improve the quality of clinical notes

Electronic health records can improve the quality of physicians' clinical notes, according to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.


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Between implementing federal government initiatives and ensuring the safety and security of IT systems, it's easy to forget the importance of relationship building at all levels for hospital CIOs in order to achieve widespread success. That message, however, was delivered loud and clear by a trio of industry leaders Thursday afternoon at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives annual fall forum in San Antonio, Texas.


Seventy percent of breaches involving the California healthcare industry were due to unencrypted data on lost or stolen hardware or portable media, a problem that strong encryption would fix, according to the latest data breach report from the state's attorney general.