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March, 2010

Federal Funds for Technology Can Benefit You, Indiana Patients

Federal agencies have awarded three “buckets of money” to help you and Indiana advance technologically Health information technology (HIT) holds promise to better coordinate patient care, reduce costs, improve quality – and daily life for physician practices. That’s the idea behind development of a variety of federal HIT grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment […]

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HealthLINC Named 2010 Mira Award Nominee

The TechPoint Mira Awards, presented by BKD, are the premier technology awards program in the state of Indiana.  Since the turn of the century, TechPoint has honored Indiana businesses, schools and universities, and individuals for their contributions to the state’s technology-related economy. TechPoint’s prestigious Mira Awards program recognizes leaders and innovators in 11 different business […]

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Bloomington Hospital receives Magnet designation

Bloomington, Ind. (March 18, 2010) – Today, the American Nurses Credentialing Center announced that Bloomington Hospital has achieved Magnet designation.  This is among the highest honors in nursing; only six percent of U.S. hospitals have achieved this designation.

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Learn these basics to start preparing to earn stimulus dollars

The AMA has provided these answers to basic questions about the health information technology (HIT) incentives available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act or stimulus bill.* Keep reading ISMA Reports for details about qualifying for this federal funding.

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HHS Announces Additional $162 Million in Recovery Act Investment to Advance Widespread Meaningful Use of Health IT

Final awards of state health information exchange cooperative agreement program work to build health information exchange infrastructure throughout the states    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced awards to help states facilitate health information exchange and advance health information technology (health IT).  Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment […]

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Bloomington Hospital Names Chief Medical Officer

Bloomington Hospital’s new chief medical officer is now on the job. Dr. Ken Marshall’s duties will include overseeing quality improvement and patient safety, medical staff services and the Southern Indiana Medical Group. He most recently served as senior vice president of Medical Affairs for Mountain States Health Alliance in Tennessee. InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report  3/10/2010

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Federal dollars flowing to Indiana for health care technology

Federal stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is now targeted to Indiana. Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded nearly $1 billion in grants nationally to facilitate the adoption of health information technology and meaningful use of electronic health record systems. More funds – and further announcements […]

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Surviving Healthcare Reform Conference Agenda

February 19, 2010 To view the PowerPoint slides used by speakers, click on the presenter’s name. 7:30a – 8:00a Registration & Breakfast/Vendors 8:00a – 8:15a Welcome Dr. Todd Rowland, Executive Director, HealthLINC 8:15a – 9:00a Meaningful Use…Starting 2011 Peggy Welch, State Representative & Registered Nurse 9:00a – 10:00a Panel Presentation: E-Prescribing Moderator—Sandy DeWeese, Southern Indiana […]

The 2010 Surviving Healthcare Reform Conference Was a Great Success!

The Building Community Health Information Exchange:  Surviving Healthcare Reform Conference experienced record attendance this year, welcoming over 100 people to our educational and networking event!  A big thanks to all of our speakers, vendors, and planning committee who helped make this year’s conference a huge success. We look forward to seeing you next year!   […]

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