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January 30, 2013
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  EHRs and MU 
  • How to avoid the common complaints about EMR adoption
    The transition to EMRs can sometimes trigger concerns about workflow disruptions, training gaps and reduced productivity among doctors and hospital staff. Carl Medley II of re_group offers four ways to avoid these complaints, including leveraging additional resources during the changeover and allowing enough time for thorough training. BeckersOrthopedicAndSpine.com (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • GE Healthcare updates EMR platform
    GE Healthcare has unveiled the Centricity Practice Solution 11, an updated version of its EMR and practice management platform. The solution features a search engine that can streamline the data entry needed by ambulatory practices to meet the coding requirements for ICD-10. Pharmaceutical Business Review Online (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Advancing Care With IT 
  • Aetna forms ACO with Houston-based health care groups
    An accountable care organization has been established through the collaboration of Aetna, Memorial Hermann Health System and the MHMD Memorial Hermann Physician Network. Doctors in the ACO will receive rewards for meeting several care quality measures, such as decreased emergency room visits and avoidable readmissions. BeckersHospitalReview.com (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Trends 
  • NYCEDC, Health 2.0 unveil tech challenge
    The Innovate Health Tech NYC challenge, launched by the New York City Economic Development Corp. and Health 2.0, calls on developers to create commercially viable tools, such as analytics software and mobile applications, to address "urgent health care problems." The contest, which runs through May 2, will give three winners prizes totaling $50,000. MobiHealthNews.com (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AutisMate app helps those with autism build sentences visually
    The AutisMate iPad application designed for children with autism uses a visual language of familiar scenes to help users communicate nonverbally. Clicking on simplified icons allows such children to build a sentence, for example, and the app incorporates interactive pictures of the user's actual environment to go beyond the abstract. All Things D (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CliniSync expands with the addition of Central Ohio HIE
    CliniSync, Ohio's statewide health information exchange, announced the Central Ohio Health Information Exchange will join its network. The addition of the 24 hospitals on the Central Ohio HIE's roster to the CliniSync network will enable providers in the region to share patient data with doctors and hospitals in other areas of Ohio. BeckersHospitalReview.com (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  WEDI News 
  • WEDI and CMS virtual event: End-to-End Testing -- Feb. 28
    Register now to attend the End-to-End Testing Virtual Event: A Collaborative Approach to Testing, Readiness and Compliance, hosted by WEDI in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Thursday, Feb. 28. This no-cost event takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time and will deliver sessions designed for small and large providers, clearinghouses, payers and vendors. Session topics include:
    • End-To-End Testing: A Collaborative Approach to Testing, Readiness and Compliance
    • Small and Large Providers Roadmap to Testing
    • Clearinghouse Providers Roadmap to Testing
    • Payers Roadmap to Testing
    • Vendors Roadmap to Testing
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