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  • Educating the Health Information Technology Workforce: The AMIA-OHSU 10x10 Certificate Program
    January 10, 2010
    Health Workforce News
    Laura Trude
    Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is doing its part to educate some of the estimated 50,000 health information technology (HIT) professionals needed to implement electronic health records...
  • Pros and Cons of Electronic Health Records Weighed
    December 19, 2009
    Business Week
    Robert Preidt
    U.S. physicians support the use of electronic medical records, but widespread concerns exist about privacy problems, two new studies show.
  • Once Ahead of the Curve, Medical Informatics at Center of Change
    November 24, 2009
    George Lauer
    For a couple of decades now, the American Medical Informatics Association has been ahead of the cultural curve in recognizing the potential for IT to change the way health care is delivered.
  • AMIA '09: CCHIT moves into usability testing, critics ask for simpler process
    November 19, 2009
    Fierce EMR
    Neil Versel
    Suddenly faced with the prospect of competition for the first time, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology is responding to long-held criticisms that its certification...
  • CHCF CEO Says Health Care Industry Stuck in Past, Calls of Changes
    November 17, 2009
    During a keynote address at the 2009 American Medical Informatics Association Symposium in San Francisco on Sunday, California HealthCare Foundation President and CEO Mark Smith said that while...
  • IT Effect on Patients, Providers Most Vital: Blumenthal
    November 17, 2009
    Modern Health Care
    Proposed rules on the meaningful use of electronic health records will be made public by the end of the year or perhaps sooner, said David Blumenthal, national coordinator for health information...
  • Blumenthal Thanks Informatics Leaders, Predicts Big Changes
    November 17, 2009
    George Lauer
    If any of the 2,000-plus attendees of the American Medical Informatics Association annual symposium were hoping for a little preview of what to expect when the federal government unveils its...
  • AMIA Brings Out the Brainpower to Solve Real Problems
    November 16, 2009
    FierceHealth IT
    Neil Versel
  • CHCF President Calls for More 'Kaiserness' to Connect Information
    November 16, 2009
    Fierce Health Hit
    Neil Versel
    Lest anyone doubt that healthcare is in dire need of connected information systems, Dr. Mark Smith offers this reminder: "You can walk into the hospital where you were born and the first thing they...
  • Blumenthal: Meaningful Use Will Focus on Goals of Care, not Technology
    November 16, 2009
    OmniMD, Fierce EMR
    Neil Versel
    National health IT coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal isn’t allowed to say what the final rules for meaningful use of EMRs will look like until HHS releases its formal proposal, but every time he gives...