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Stay informed on important updates regarding Health IT in Massachusetts by frequently checking this page. We will routinely post announcements on program updates, new and revised regulations, deadlines and extensions, and other relevant notices.  

MDPHnet Approved for Query Health Pilot

June 19, 2012

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

JUNE 19, 2012 - The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has recently approved the MDPHnet project (Massachusetts Department of Public Health Network) as a Query Health Pilot.

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Patrick-Murray Administration Announces $14.6 Million in Federal Funding Distributed to 15 Hospitals to Advance Electronic Health Records

February 14, 2012

Source: Mass.gov

FEBRUARY 8, 2011- BOSTON -The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced more than $14.6 million in federal Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive payments made to 15 hospitals and 12 eligible health care professionals in Massachusetts.

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AMA Secures Extension for E-Prescribing Hardship Exemption Deadline New Deadline November 8th

November 2, 2011

Source: QualityNet

After hearing yesterday that some physicians were having difficulty accessing the CMS Communication Support Page, the AMA was able to work with CMS to secure an extension. The new deadline to file for an e-prescribing hardship exemption is Tuesday, November 8, 2011.

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Affordable Care Act Initiative to Lower Costs, Help Doctors and Hospitals Coordinate Care

August 23, 2011

Source: U.S Department of Health and Human Services

August 23, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced a new initiative to help improve care for patients while they are in the hospital and after they are discharged. 

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Alert: Medicare EHR Incentive Program Attestation Begins April 19!

April 19, 2011

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

A message from our HHS partner

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Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Enrollment of 2,500 Health Care Providers in Effort To Advance Electronic Health Records

March 31, 2011

Source: Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services

March 31, 2011 - The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced that Massachusetts is the first state in the nation to reach its federal goal in the enrollment of health care providers to adopt the use of electronic health records.

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Patrick-Murray Administration Announces $3.8 Million in Federal Funding for Health IT

February 3, 2011

Source: Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services

February 3, 2011 - BOSTON -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced that Massachusetts has received $3.8 million in federal funding to support health information technology initiatives in the Commonwealth. The federal award from the Office of the National Coordinator, within the U.S.

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Open Letter from Dr. JudyAnn Bigby

September 9, 2010

Source: Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services

September 2010 - Dr. JudyAnn Bigby, Secretary of the State Executive Office of Health and Human Services, issued an open letter posted on the Massachusetts Medical Society's website to all physicians inviting them to take advantage of the state’s EHR support services.

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The Massachusetts eHealth Institute Announces New Resources To Assist Health Care Providers In Adopting Electronic Health Records

August 18, 2010

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

FALMOUTH, MA (August 18, 2010) –The Massachusetts e-Health Institute is announcing new resources to help physicians and health care providers speed the adoption of electronic health records.

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Health IT Leaders Discuss Statewide Health Information Exchange

July 30, 2010

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

Dr. Rick Shoup, State Health IT Coordinator, Dr. John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, and Phil Poley, COO of MassHealth presented an update on the statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) on Friday, July 30, 2010 at the Massachusetts Medical Society in Waltham.

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