While only a bit more than half of Canadian primary care doctors have adopted EHRs so far, the benefits since adoption started growing in 2006 are estimated at close to $1.3 billion, from reduced administration and duplicate testing.
The 1,000 Genomes Project has produced an integrated haplotype map based on 1,092 individuals from across the globe, highlighting parts of the genome often associated with disease susceptibility, drug response and reaction to environmental factors. The open source databases are hoped to expand clinical innovation.
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Decision Resources, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that annual fees related to the U.S. Affordable Care Act which will be levied on drug manufacturers will cost the pharmaceutical industry approximately $30.8 billion from 2011 through 2020. Also, measures to close the Medicare Part D coverage gap will add an additional $30 billion to the industry’s expenses and Medicaid rebate increases are projected to cost the industry $20 billion over the next ten years. In total, the pharmaceutical industry's support for this healthcare reform will add up to approximately $90 billion through 2020.
TEDMED, www.TEDMED.com, the annual multi-disciplinary gathering where leaders from all sectors of society come together to explore the promise of technology and potential of human achievement in health and medicine, begins tomorrow at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
TELUS Health Solutions and HIPAAT Inc. announced they are integrating HIPAAT's leading Privacy eSuite consent management service with TELUS' Assure EHR Integration Platform to bring patient-centered privacy to jurisdictional health information exchange. Privacy eSuite electronically manages patients' consent to the collection, use and disclosure of their personal health information while simultaneously adjudicating organizational and jurisdictional privacy policies.
A new North American Plan for Animal and Pandemic Influenza supports a faster and more coordinated response to influenza pandemics in North America. President Barack Obama, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper released the plan jointly this week during the North American Leaders Summit as a way to enhance the health and safety of residents of all three nations.
The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), Fires Software Engineering Division (FSED), has awarded CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a US$89.4 million contract to provide system and software engineering support services. The contract has a one-year base with one, one-year option period.
CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced that the State of Vermont’s Office of Budget and Management selected, through a competitive evaluation process, CGI’s public sector performance budgeting solution to replace its aging budget system and integrate with the State’s existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a US$8.9 million two-year contract to develop and implement the CMS Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight’s (CCIIO) Rate and Benefits Information System (RBIS).
The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM), Global Combat Support Systems—Marine Corps (GCSS-MC) Logistics Information Systems Office (LIS) has awarded CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) a contract renewal worth US$20.16 million over a five year period to provide post-deployment software support for the Storage Retrieval Automated Tracking Integrated System (STRATIS).
QuadraMed(R) Corporation, a leading provider of healthcare technologies and services that improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care, today announced a five-year agreement with DeVry University to incorporate its Quantim(R) suite of Health Information Management (HIM) Coding, Compliance and Record Management solutions into the school's health sciences curriculum.
CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., has been awarded a contract renewal worth $27.96 million over a five year period to support the Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) Central Kitting Activity (CKA).