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HIMSS Says 46% of Hospitals Are at Stage 3 EMR Usage

ADOPTION OF ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD (EMR) SYSTEMS by hospitals is occurring at a steady pace. That’s one recent finding by the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). In a statement made on February 17, HIMSS officials said that 46% of the nation’s hospitals…

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Michigan’s JVHL Partners With AMA to Use LOINC

CEO SUMMARY: Office-based physicians in Michigan can use a program offered by the American Medical Association (AMA) to get assistance in adapting their electronic medical record (EMR) systems to utilize LOINC for lab test ordering and lab test results reporting. This service is …

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Controlling Test Utilization By Physician Use of CPOE

CEO SUMMARY: Systems for computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and clinical decision support can contribute to better utilization of laboratory tests while achieving improvements in patient outcomes. At Decatur Memorial Hospital, use of CPOE helped physicians slash the volume…

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New “Meaningful Use” Rules Are Easier on Docs

CEO SUMMARY: The federal government will spend $20 billion over the next four years to encourage every physician to use an electronic medical record (EMR) system. For labs, this increase in connectivity represents a significant marketing opportunity. However, the new federal rule…

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Predict 60,000 Doctors To Adopt EMRs Each Year

CEO SUMMARY: Only about 180,000 U.S. physicians have adopted electronic medical record (EMR) systems over the past 14 years—mostly in larger medical groups. Now experts believe as many as 60,000 physicians per year will begin to adopt EMRs because of new federal incenti…

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E-Prescribing Functions that Labs Can Offer Office-Based Physicians

IN RESPONSE TO MEDICARE AND PRIVATE PAYER efforts to increase physicians’ use of e-prescribing, 4Medica, Inc., of Culver City, California, was one of the first laboratory informatics vendors to add an effective e-prescribing capability to its lab test order and results reporting sy…

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Massachusetts CPOE, MountainStar, PAML, HCA, Ogden Regional Medical Center, HIPAA 5010, LabCorp, Mubadala Health, KLAS

MASSACHUSETTS LAW MANDATES CPOE USE BY HOSPITALS IN 2012 EARLIER THIS YEAR, Massachusetts passed a law that requires all hospitals in the state to implement CPOE (computerized physician order entry) by 2012. The same law requires all hospitals in the state t…

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Key Trends Drive Change for Clinical Laboratories

CEO SUMMARY: Technology plays an ever-growing role in reshaping the organization and operation of clinical laboratories. New technologies figure prominently in THE DARK REPORT’S 2007 list of key trends in the clinical laboratory industry. Technological advances in instr…

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Nine Key Trends Are Shaping Nation’s Healthcare Informatics

CEO SUMMARY: During the 1990s, hospital spending on information technology was devoted primarily to acquiring upgraded versions of software systems for clinical services such as laboratory, pharmacy, and radiology. That’s no longer true. As the following nine key trends in healthcare in…

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