Privacy and Security Mobile Device Good Practices Project Launched

January 26, 2012


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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Mostashari: Meaningful use to reach new heights

January 18, 2012

Source: Health IT News

JANUARY 11, 2012 - WASHINGTON – “In 2012, meaningful use will soar," National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari asserted at the Jan.

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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


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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