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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Massachusetts Extension Center Enrolls Thousands of Providers for EHR Help

May 26, 2011

Source: IHealth Beat

May 26, 2011 - The Massachusetts Regional Extension Center has met its recruitment goal by enrolling more than 2,500 primary care providers seeking to demonstrate meaningful use of health IT, 

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Massachusetts REC First in Nation to Meet Recruitment Goal

May 25, 2011

Source: HealthIT Buzz

May 25, 2011 - Congratulations to the Massachusetts Regional Extension Center, which leads the nation in reaching its recruitment goal. 

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US Health Linkup is Urged: Massachusetts Leads Nation in use of Electronic Medical Records

May 10, 2011

Source: Telegram & Gazette

May 10, 2011 WORCESTER —  Massachusetts health care providers lead the nation in the use of electronic medical records, and working with state and federal agencies, physicians and IT professionals can help build a nationwide network capable of quickly sharing accurate patient information with tho

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A healthy dose of technology - AS I SEE IT

May 6, 2011

Source: Telegram & Gazette

By Dr. JudyAnn Bigby and Rick Shoup

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Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) welcomes national study showing benefits of widespread health IT adoption

March 8, 2011

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

A study completed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and published in the journal Health Affairs finds growing evidence of the benefits of health information technology (Health IT).

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Mass. Health IT attracts $26M in federal funds

February 15, 2010

Source: Boston Business Journal

February 15, 2010 - Massachusetts has pulled in $25.6 million in federal funding for work in health information technology, according to an announcement by Gov. Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation. The funding will be divided so that $15 million supports electronic health records implementation and $10.6 million will be used for a secure health information network to be built in Massachusetts.

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