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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.

CMS EHR Incentive Programs paid $2.5B in 2011

January 13, 2012

Source: Government Health IT

JANUARY 10, 2012 - The Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record program has paid more than $2.5 billion to physicians and hospitals in incentive payments for all of 2011, with December contributing to the steep growth curve. 

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The Direct Project

January 10, 2012

Source: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

DECEMBER 2011 - The Direct Project: Scalable, cost-effective, secure transport of patient health information via the internet. Read more

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We Can’t Wait: Faster Adoption of Health Information Technology

December 19, 2011

Source: US Health and Human Services (HHS)

Secretary Sebelius announced in this proposal that providers who adopt an ONC-ATCB certified EHR in 2011 will have until the end of February 2012 to meet Stage 1 meaningful use.

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County physician practices slowly moving into e-world

November 14, 2011

Source: Berkshire Eagle

NOVEMBER 14, 2011 - Local physician practices that are still operating on paper records are making headway in the slow and often complicated migration to electronic medical records, according to a state agency assisting in the process.

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Medicine Enters A New Era

November 7, 2011

Source: Worcester Business Journal

November 7, 2011 - Slowly but surely, electronic medical records systems are coming together at area hospitals, the result of concerted efforts and big investments over the past five years. Read more

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Cape hospital records go electronic

November 6, 2011

Source: Cape Cod Online

November 6, 2011 HYANNIS — It won't be long before paper charts at patients' bedsides at Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals are a thing of the past, replaced by electronic medical records systems that keep digital records of lab reports and vital signs.

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UMass Receives $2.5 Million Grant to Help Train Health Care Workers in Holyoke, Springfield

October 11, 2011

Source: Masslive.com

October 11, 2011 - AMHERST – To say University of Massachusetts researchers are pleased with a recent $2.5 million grant to train health-care workers is an understatement.

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BHS seeking link for health records

September 13, 2011

Source: Berkshire Eagle

September 13, 2011 - PITTSFIELD - Representatives of BHS, the Massachusetts e-Health Institute and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute discussed the state’s efforts to accelerate electronic health initiatives and expand broadband access Monday during a forum at Berkshire Medical Center.

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State Taking Lead in eHealth Effort

August 2, 2011

Source: Boston Globe

Boston Globe - August 2, 2011 - REGARDING YOUR July 19 editorial “Google Health: Dead of neglect,’’ it is important to note that the Commonwealth’s plan for allowing patients to electronically access their own medical information differs greatly from Google’s personal health record application, which was discontinued last month. Read more

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Health IT Teaching Materials Now Available to the Public

July 1, 2011

Source: ONC / MAeHC

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is pleased to announce that a set of 20 curriculum components is now available to the public at no cost, including all institutions of higher education nationwide and internationally. Funded by the $10 million ONC Curr

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