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September, 2010

Indiana Ranked #9 in States With Highest Rates of E-Prescribing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 21, 2010 – At an event on Capitol Hill today featuring elected officials and leaders from throughout the nation’s health care system, Surescripts announced that Massachusetts ranks first in the nation when it comes to use of electronic prescribing. The announcement took place at the annual Safe-Rx Awards, where Surescripts also […]

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New funds support rural hospitals’ switch to electronic health records

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced nearly $20 million in new technical support assistance to help critical access and rural hospital facilities convert from paper-based medical records to certified electronic health record (EHR) technology. Some 1,655 critical access and rural hospitals in 41 states and the nationwide Indian Country, headquartered in the District of Columbia, […]

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Beaconology for beginners: A chat with ONC’s Aaron McKethan

The ability to transform healthcare delivery at the community level requires information and tools for both consumers and providers—not one or the other, said Aaron McKethan, program director for the Beacon Community Program under the Office for the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). McKethan discussed “Beaconology,” an informal term used by ONC to describe […]

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