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October 1, 2009 - While we wait for the definition of "meaningful use," Dr. David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, recommends physicians become "as...

August 21, 2009 - The final definition of the “meaningful use” of electronic health records that will be used to determine eligibility for incentive payments under the economic stimulus program...

August 20, 2009 - "When I began to have access to patients’ electronic medical records. It made me a much better doctor," wrote David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., National Coordinator for Health...

August 7, 2009 – An innovative program that cut cardiac deaths by 73 percent by linking coronary artery disease patients and teams of pharmacists, nurses, primary care doctors, and cardiologists...

August 45, 2009 – Featherstone Informatics Group Inc. (FIG) this week said it was chosen as the exclusive vendor for the American College of Cardiology's practice-based quality improvement program...

July 22, 2009 – Before implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system, providers must first gain control of the number of records, forms and files flowing through the organization, and a...

July 16, 2009 - Agfa HealthCare said today it expanded the capabilities of its IMPAX Cardiovascular (IMPAX CV) with advanced software for cardiology outcomes management from Cedaron Medical.

July 14, 2009 – The Electronic Health Records Association (EHR Association) made specific recommendations to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on...

June 23, 2009 – A significant study was released today demonstrating the efficacy of interactive patient care technology on improving outcomes in heart failure care.

June 18, 2009 – GE Healthcare this week launched its Stimulus Simplicity program, which offers healthcare providers interest-free loans with deferred payments to purchase electronic medical...

June 16, 2009 - While the healthcare community awaited the first "Meaningful Use" definition due today, healthcare stakeholders struggled to define one of the key medical terms for the ARRA.

June 9, 2009 – The Certification Commission today announced a series of two Town Call Web conferences from June 16-17 to gather stakeholder input on new paths to certification of electronic health...

May 7, 2009 - GE announced today that it will spend $3 billion over the next six years on healthcare innovation that will help deliver better care to more people at lower cost. In addition, the...

May 4, 2009 - ECRI Institute released its top 10 list of health technologies that hospital corporate-suite executives should have on their radar, including electronic medical records, hybrid...

April 28, 2009 - On Monday HIMSS published its definitions of ‘meaningful use of certified EHR technologies,’ as outlined in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

April 23, 2009 - A majority of U.S. residents believe electronic health records would improve coordination and quality of medical care, but most do not believe health IT will lead to cost savings...

April 22, 2009 – There has been a lot of debate as to what the meaning of “meaningful use” is in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and the definition will be discussed at the...

April 16, 2009 - Cardiac Science Corp., maker of AED, ECG, cardiac stress test, cardiac rehab, and Holter devices that connect to EMR and HIS systems, said today it completed certification for its...

For its success adopting and integrating an electronic medical record (EMR) tying together numerous scattered offices, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP) was honored at this year’s...

April 9, 2009 - Epic showed its newly introduced cardiovascular module for its electronic medical record (EMR) this week at HIMSS 2009 in Chicago.