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CCHIT ANNOUNCES NEW STRATEGIC DIRECTION WITH GLOBAL FOCUS PLANS TO OFFER COUNSEL AND POLICY GUIDANCE TO HIT STAKEHOLDERS
Jan 29, 2014 - CCHIT announced a new strategic direction that will return it to its founding public mission of supporting the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. CCHIT plans to offer direct counsel to both healthcare providers and health IT developers on the requirements for certified EHR technology and how to best satisfy HIT regulations published by organizations and governments. With a more global focus, and in alliance with HIMSS, CCHIT will also develop new programs and policy guidance aimed at achieving interoperability and supporting change in the way providers and patients around the world use IT to positively transform health and healthcare.
RETROSPECTIVE: Sixteen Years of Connectathons in Chicago
Mar 6, 2014 - In 1999 in an underground parking garage of a suburban Chicago office building, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) held its first Connectathon to demonstrate interoperability between health information technology (IT) systems and solutions.
SEHA aims to conserve paper by implementation of electronic system
Mar 7, 2014
The move comes in a framework of strategies driving e-government development, in terms of the social responsibility for environment preservation by reducing use of paper. With the application of this electronic system, manual work on paper in the financial management and accounting departments will cease, with no need for hand signatures and approvals in the exchange of documents.
The electronic system will conserve about 204,000 boxes of paper, which is equivalent to 2.6 tonnes and 510,372 pages per year.
Top EHR-adopting state launches HIE
Mar 6, 2014The state boasting one of the highest electronic health record adoption rates in the nation has officially launched its statewide HIE.
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