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Determining the Success of the HITECH Act

September 20, 2016 BY Definitive Healthcare

Determining the Success of the HITECH Act

After nearly seven years since the $35 billion HITECH Act was passed, some look at the slow pace of Meaningful Use, the relatively poor interoperability of EHR systems, and the physician workflow complaints and ask, “What has it actually accomplished?” A new study performed by Mathematica Policy Research and presented in The Milbank Quarterly seeks to answer that question and finds that it has successfully met at least some of its goals. According to the authors, HITECH drove widespread adoption of EHRs and helped create a large, competitive market for EHRs and health IT software, but its rushed implementation encouraged inefficiency, progress was slower than expected, and today, most providers still have a long way to go before their tech infrastructure can truly support significant care delivery reforms.

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2016 #HIT100: Twitter's HIT Thought Leaders

July 12, 2016 BY Definitive Healthcare

2016 #HIT100: Twitter's HIT Thought Leaders

Each July for the past six years, Michael Planchart (@theEHRguy) has hosted the HIT100 Tournament, a crowd-sourced election whereby participants paying attention to and/or contributing to the health IT dialogue on Twitter can cast a vote for the most influential person in the space. The tidal wave of Twitter nominations for this year’s list of “who’s who” in HIT has barely had time to ebb and preliminary announcements are already grabbing headlines.

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Voted Most Wired 2015, Lake Regional Health System (Osage Beach, MO), recently made the decision to implement MEDITECH’s 6.1 EHR, which includes the Web Ambulatory, Home Care, and Business and Clinical Analytics solutions.

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Middle Park Medical Center selects Epic EHR via Centura Health

November 9, 2015 BY Definitive Healthcare

Sky-Hi News reports that Middle Park Medical Center (MPMC) will adopt Epic Systems Corporation's Electronic Health Records (EHR) through Centura Health, its managing health care system. MPMC COO/CIO Trampas Hutches is quoted, “Our physicians were there to voice their concerns and those kinds of things and that really impressed them so they moved it up quite a bit". The report states Centura Health will implement Epic's EHR in three waves beginning in May 2016.

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y, to implement aIASIS Healthcare LLC ("IASIS") announced today that it has selected Cerner, a global leader in health care technology integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle system across its health care provider operations, which serve over 1.1 million patients annually.

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