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Greenway Medical Technologies selects Dell to as a cloud-based hosting partner for its PrimeSUITE EHR/PM solution.

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The Alaska Medical Association makes DocBookMD available for free to its member physicians. The mobile application facilitates secure communication and the sharing of clinical information between providers.

12-5-2011 4-14-23 PM

The 88 providers at Core Physicians (NH) successfully attest for the Meaningful Use of their NextGen EHR.

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CMS releases what it calls a “comprehensive tool” to guide eligible providers through the Meaningful Use program. The online resource covers everything from background on the MU program to eligibility measures, attestation, and payment. I agree that it is comprehensive and found it easy to navigate; however, I find it curious that it’s just now being released by CMS.

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The non-profit Doctors Helping Doctors Transform Health Care officially launches December 1. The organization supports healthcare transformation, initially through the greater use of HIT, and is supported by unrestrictive grants. The website includes various blog posts and videos that feature lessons learned and best practices from physicians who have already adopted HIT. Janet Marchibroda, founding CEO of the eHealth Initiative, serves as the organization’s executive director.

12-5-2011 1-18-19 PM

As Mr. H so aptly put it, this weekend’s post by Micky Tripathi should be “mandatory reading for just about everybody.” In case you missed it, Micky shares how his organization handled a patient data breach. It’s unbelievably well-documented and includes a step-by-step account of how his organization addressed the breach. A couple of readers have called it the “HIStalk Post of the Year.” Even you über-busy types will thank me (and especially Micky) for taking two minutes to review the lessons learned at the end of the piece.

gloStream selects DiagnosisOne’s smartConsult clinical support solution to integrate integrate into its gloEMR offering. More on DiagnosisOne in this overview video.

The Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption (M-CEITA) announces that over 3,724 Michigan providers have committed  to work with it on their adoption of EHRs.

CureMD Healthcare wins an eHealthcare Leadership award in the category of Business/Process Improvement Applications or Products.

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A survey by the Optum Institute for Sustainable Health suggests that many physicians are still unsure if they will participate in ACOs. Furthermore, a significant number of physicians claim they are not even familiar with ACOs.

A patient sues his dentist after the dentist fines him $100 a day for posting negative reviews of his treatment. Before receiving treatment for an infected cavity, the patient was compelled to sign a privacy agreement. The patient later posted notes on two consumer websites, calling the dentist a “scammer” and warning others to “avoid at all cost.” The dentist then began invoicing the patient $100 for each day the review stayed online. The patient is asking for the privacy agreement to be declared null and void and for the dentist to be barred from presenting such agreements to future patients. The patient also wants to be refunded the $4,766 he paid for his treatment.

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