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Future direction of EHRs laid down by AMIA

Specific recommendations were recently outlined by the American Medical Informatics Association on what it sees as the present status and future direction of electronic health records. The findings were presented at the iHealth Clinical Informatics Conference in Boston on May 29.

Hospital calls on young iPad app developers to revamp IT

It sounded like just another quirky idea from some young software developers: Build an iPad app to give hospital-based physicians all the information they need at the bedside right on their portable

AMIA: 'Hold harmless' clauses in vendor contracts unethical

Calling "hold harmless" clauses in health IT vendor contracts unethical, the American Medical Informatics Association is calling on vendors of EHRs and other clinical information systems to accept

Gates to keynote NIH Foundation's mobile health event in November

Remember the noise I made back in June about the potential for elitism in mobile healthcare because the media were excluded from a first-ever World Economic Forum meeting on m-health? I'm here to say

Searching for the best way to extract EHR data

As more healthcare organizations move to EHRs, systems will start to fill up with terabytes upon terabytes of health data. Individual records will grow unbelievably long. And clinicians will need

AMIA '09: CCHIT moves into usability testing, critics ask for simpler process

Suddenly faced with the prospect of competition for the first time, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology is responding to long-held criticisms that its certification

Blumenthal: Meaningful use will focus on goals of care, not technology

National health IT coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal isn't allowed to say what the final rules for meaningful use of EMRs will look like until HHS releases its formal proposal, but every time he gives

Appearance is everything in CCHIT debate

It's crunch time in the health IT industry, which could learn today how HHS plans to define "meaningful use" of EHRs, as required by the stimulus legislation. It's an equally important time for the