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December 4, 2012
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  • Survey explores physicians' use of mobile devices, websites
    According to a comScore study evaluating physicians' Web and device use, EMRs saw the greatest number of visits per site and the longest duration of use compared with other websites for health care professionals. Researchers also found that tablet computers are gaining prominence, with 44% of physicians using the devices and a majority saying they prefer using tablets over mobile phones. EHR Intelligence (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  EHRs and MU 
  • Report: 57% of U.S. health groups employ patient portal technology
    A KLAS report indicated that 57% of U.S. health groups are now using patient portals and that most providers are choosing EMR vendors for their portal systems. Among the most preferred portal systems are those from Epic, Cerner, Intuit Health, Next Gen, Relay Health, Jardogs and MEDSEEK, with Epic's MyChart solution leading the pack. Healthcare IT News (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Advancing Care With IT 
  • Drugmakers connect with diabetes patients via social media
    People with diabetes, as well as diabetes drug- and device makers, have started online blogs and networks to share experiences and information about living with diabetes. Some drugmakers have faced criticism for compensating or sponsoring blogs, and some critics have called for stronger FDA and Federal Trade Commission disclosure rules. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, are studying whether social networking helps patients manage diabetes. National Public Radio (text and audio)/Shots blog (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NASCIO lists key priorities for state CIOs next year
    The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has released a list of the key trends and issues that should be on every state CIO's radar next year. Topping the list is consolidation of information services and infrastructure, followed by effective management of cloud services, data security and workplace use of mobile technology. Government Health IT online (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Trends 
  • MiHIN boosts data sharing via HIPAAT consent auditing suite
    The Michigan Health Information Network is collaborating with HIPAAT International to use the company's personal health information consent management and auditing platform. HIPAAT's software will enable the state's regional health information exchanges and providers to consolidate different EHR and IT systems as well as oversee patients' opt-out preferences. Government Health IT online (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  WEDI News 
  • WEDI Webinar: Electronic Payments and Remittance – Countdown to Standardization!
    Thursday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST
    Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) have new requirements mandated as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Per the ACA, all health plans will be required to implement EFT and comply with recently published operating rules by January 2014. Changes include the use of the CCD+ standard NACHA transaction as well as accurate population of the TRN segment in the Addenda record of that CCD+ transaction. Please join the WEDI EFT Subworkgroup co-chairs as they explain the new requirements of the EFT Standards Final Rule and EFT/ERA Operating Rules Interim Final Rule with Comments. Register online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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