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MeHI contributes quotes, articles and thought leadership pieces to various publications on eHealth topics. Equally important, MeHI promotes healthcare organization's Health IT progress and shares current industry events with our stakeholders. Below you will find a combination of articles in which MeHI has been mentioned, articles authored by MeHI, published pieces where Massachusetts healthcare organizations are highlighted, and other relevant Health IT news.

6 reasons physicians need to be on social media

May 22, 2012

Source: Healthcare IT News

MAY 22, 2012 - Live tweeting, ukulele playing and numerous discussions swirling around social media and healthcare were to had throughout the Connecting Healthcare + Social Media Conference this past week in New York.

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New Director of Massachusetts eHealth Institute Named

May 15, 2012

Source: Healthcare Informatics

MAY 9, 2012 - BOSTON - The Deval Patrick, Tim Murray Administration announced Laurance Stuntz, senior vice president at NaviNet (Boston, Mass.), as the new director of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI).

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Goodbye, Paper

May 1, 2012

Source: Boston.com

APRIL 30, 2012 - One in 10 doctors who work outside hospitals in the United States began using electronic health records in 2011, helped along by the promise of $27 billion in incentives from the federal government.

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Latino Groups Aim to Cut Disparities with Health IT

March 8, 2012

Source: Healthcare IT News

MARCH 5, 2012 - WASHINGTON – Latino groups met last week in Washington, rallying together to seek ways of improving access to health IT and reducing healthcare disparities in their communities.

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DeLeo Assigns Numeric Goal to State Health Care Cost Control Efforts

March 7, 2012

Source: State House News Service

MARCH 6, 2012 - STATE HOUSE BOSTON - A House proposal to refashion the state’s health care delivery system will attempt to limit the annual growth in Massachusetts’s health care costs to 3.7 percent.

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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Announces Major Progress in Doctors, Hospital use of Health Information Technology

February 22, 2012

Source: U.S Department of Health and Human Services

FEBRUARY 17, 2012 - KANSAS CITY, MO – The number of hospitals using health information technology (IT) has more than doubled in the last two years and nearly 2,000 hospitals and more than 41,000 doctors have received $3.1 billion in incentive payments for ensuring meaningful use of health IT, particularly certified Electronic Health Records (EHR).

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Moore Eyes Health Care Bill by March, Mariano Touts Short-term Plans

February 8, 2012

Source: State House News Service

FEBRURY 8, 2012 - STATE HOUSE, BOSTON - A major refashioning of the Massachusetts health care system aimed at incentivizing high quality health care and eliminating duplicative procedures could be presented to the House in a month, a lawmaker leading negotiations on the proposal said Wednesday.

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Senate Passes RX Monitoring Bill, Rejects Drug Trafficker Registry

February 3, 2012

Source: State House News Service

FEBRUARY 2, 2012 - The top prescribers of controlled substances like Vicodin or OxyContin would be required to immediately enroll in the state’s prescription monitoring program, and others would be forced to follow suit over the next three years under legislation passed by the Senate on Thursday.

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Medicare Advantage Premiums down 7 percent on Average, Enrollment up 10 percent

February 1, 2012

Source: HHS.gov

FEBRUARY 1, 2012 - Medicare Advantage premiums have fallen by 7 percent on average and enrollment has risen by about 10 percent since this time last year, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today.

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Privacy and Security Mobile Device Good Practices Project Launched

January 26, 2012

Source: HealthIT.gov

JANUARY 25, 2012 - ONC’s Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO), in working with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), recently launched a Privacy & Security Mobile Device project.

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