The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology has named Karen Bell, MD, a former executive in the Office of the National Coordinator and an expert in improving health quality, as its chair, effective.
Consumers exhibit more self-care when they have access to their health information through personal health records, according to a new survey on consumers and health IT.
The U.S. Department of Labor is accepting applications for $13.2 million in grant funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to create and implement an online platform that will boost access to healthcare career opportunities, including occupations such as medical records and health information technicians.
The Children's Hospital at Montefiore will deploy new technology to provide interactive patient care throughout the 130-bed facility.
CHIME, an organization that represents 1,400 healthcare CIOs, is calling for a rapid analysis of existing electronic health record certification programs, saying: "Above all else providers need a stable marketplace.