Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has implemented CareAccord, Oregon’s statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE). CareAccord, which is administered by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), will enhance communications among Oregon healthcare providers, reduce duplicate orders, smooth transitions in care and support fulfillment of meaningful use requirements.
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a $2 million contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Information and Technology to implement the Health Administration Program Enhancements for ICD-10. The Harris solution will enhance the process of searching diagnosis codes and supports the VA in its transition from the International Classification of Diseases Ninth Revision (ICD-9) to the new ICD-10 standard.
Indiana Health Information Exchange, Inc. (IHIE), the nation’s largest health information exchange, together with SeeMyRadiology.com, a cloud-based medical imaging platform, are making it easier for Indiana physicians and hospitals to access and share radiology images with the launch of ImageZone.
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a one-year, $1.2 million contract to help the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Eligibility Center reduce the costs, errors and time involved in making health benefits decisions.
Roger Foster continues his look at how government and private health agencies can harness big data to the betterment of public health. In this article, Foster delves into ways that data analytics can both enhance patient care and cut costs.
Impending reimbursement reductions and uncertainty around the potential impact of health reform could be leading to more conservative hospital capital budget expenditures, according to a survey published in the Premier healthcare alliance's spring 2012 Economic Outlook.
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a multi-year $80.3 million contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Technology Acquisition Center to help integrate electronic health records for two of the world’s largest healthcare systems -- the VA and the Department of Defense (DoD). Harris will develop the system’s key Services Oriented Architecture (SOA), which will be released in early 2014.
It’s a given, nowadays, that EHRs are intended to transform the healthcare sector. But what’s increasingly interesting to us is how new models of healthcare delivery are beginning to change our approach to EHRs, and to health IT in general.
Comparing the initiative to ways that past investment sparked supercomputing and the Internet, assistant to the President John P. Holdren says that the effort could 'transform our ability to use big data" for biomedical research, national security, among other areas.
MMRGlobal, Inc., a leading provider of Personal Health Records (PHRs) and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals, announced it presented the company's patented Personal Health Record products and services for active military, civilian personnel, veterans and America's wounded warriors at the Military Electronic Health Records Conference, March 15-16, in Washington, D.C. MMR is no stranger to Wounded Warriors initiatives, having sponsored The Thalians Benefit for Operation Mend. The event chaired by MMRGlobal Chief Executive Officer Robert H. Lorsch and Company Spokesperson Kira Reed Lorsch raised more than $1 million last year for the Operation Mend program that helps heal severely wounded U.S. service members.
Farzad Mostashari, M.D., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said Friday, March 9th in Los Angeles, "It is time for patients to ask for copies of their electronic medical record and download them. We do it for every other aspect of our lives but healthcare." In an article in Saturday's Los Angeles Times, Mostashari also said that "patients should take matters into their own hands." MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF), using its patented MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record (PHR) and MMRPro document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals, provides the only available option of its kind for patients to receive delivery of their medical records in near real time regardless of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system or any technology being deployed in the physician's office, hospital or emergency facility.
ONC proposes for stage 2 meaningful use that EHRs be capable of more complex transactions, such as patient online access to their information, and adopt more standards for exchanging health information.