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Health information groups AHIMA, AMIA unite on IT policy Two groups, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), have joined forces on a common public policy agenda regarding the advancement of health IT.
Health IT models in other industries A number of electronic data sharing systems from different industries were looked at as potential models for health IT initiatives during the 2005 Frontiers of Health Care Conference panel discussion.
Capgemini releases white paper with practical guidance for Health IT executives Healthcare providers have begun to develop and implement clinical information networks designed to support electronic health records (EHRs) for every patient within the next decade.
Speakers & Sessions HIMSS 2005 Keynote Speakers and Educational Sessions
STUDY: Vendor awareness of HL7 EHR standards high, users low Nearly all respondents (97 percent) were aware of the HL7 EHR (electronic health record) draft standard for trial use (EHR-S DSTU) and six out of 10 said they use it in the design of their EHR products, according to a survey just released by the American
Report: More is needed to fuel physician adoption of health IT Reasons to adopt health IT (information technology) systems are insufficient and financial incentives are needed to encourage healthcare providers to adopt IT that allows interconnectivity to improve patient care, according to a new report released by Con
Candidates take positions on IT issues Healthcare reform and the need for information technology (IT) to improve efficiency and lower costs will be important issues during this year's election between President Bush and Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry (Mass.).
Medical Records Institute survey: EHR use on the rise The Medical Records Institute (MRI) last week presented results from its annual Survey of Electronic Health Record Trends and Usage.