• Aug. 2: EHR vendor selection news and health IT updates

    Author | Date August 2, 2012
    EasyStreet Deploys HIPAA-compliant Private Cloud for Oregon Healthcare Information Exchange: EasyStreet Online Services Inc. has been selected by prime contractor Harris Corporation to provide the Cloud infrastructure for the state of Oregon Health Information Exchange (HIE). Known as CareAccord and administered by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon’s statewide HIE will promote improved communication between care providers, reduce duplicate orders and facilitate implementation of meaningful use requirements.

    Duke uses Health Language tool for ICD-10 and HIE:
    Health Language, Inc. (HLI), the global leader in healthcare terminology management, today announced that Duke University Health System (DUHS) selected its LEAP I-10 tool to support their ICD-10 remediation project. DUHS will also use the HLI Language Engine to provide a terminology foundation for the system’s health information exchange (HIE) and data warehousing projects.

    237 Hawaii healthcare providers receive $14.7 Million in EHR incentives: Two hundred thirty-seven Hawaii health care providers have received $14,735,256 in payments under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced recently. More than 100,000 providers nationwide have received the incentive payments.
    Chiropractic EHR vendor ChiroTouch debuts three iPad apps: ChiroTouch, a San Diego-based vendor of integrated electronic health records and practice management software for chiropractors, has released three native iPad apps, two of which are intended for patient use.
    Health IT booming due to Affordable Care Act and EHR: While the U.S. labor market is still soft, health IT is booming – in Minnesota and across the U.S. As the health care system goes digital to streamline delivery, reduce costs, and implement a new accountable care model, health IT (HIT) is growing — creating an increasing need for highly trained professionals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in medical records and health information technology are expected to grow by 20 percent through 2018. This is due to the recent passage of the U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the federal mandate to implement electronic health records (EHR) by 2015.
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