Massachusetts to Host US-EU Conference on Connected Health in October

June 19, 2012

Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JUNE 19, 2012 - BOSTON, MA - Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) announced today that the European Commission has selected Massachusetts to hold an October conference on the US-EU Memorandum of Understanding on eHealth.

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Health Data Network Could Follow Central Mass. Project

June 18, 2012

Source: Worcester Business Journal Online

JUNE 10, 2012 - WORCESTER - When a hospital sends a patient to a nursing home or rehab hospital, or vice versa, staff on the receiving end often find themselves calling the sender for patient records that never made the trip.

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Podcast: Exclusive Interview with ONC head Farzad Mostashari, M.D.

June 12, 2012

Source: SearchHealthIT

JUNE 11, 2012 - "The Blue Button on steroids" was how attendees characterized a new initiative that emerged from discussions at a White House health IT summit meeting convened by U.S. CTO Todd Park to kick off a busy week in health IT.

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6 reasons physicians need to be on social media

May 22, 2012

Source: Healthcare IT News

MAY 22, 2012 - Live tweeting, ukulele playing and numerous discussions swirling around social media and healthcare were to had throughout the Connecting Healthcare + Social Media Conference this past week in New York.

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New Director of Massachusetts eHealth Institute Named

May 15, 2012

Source: Healthcare Informatics

MAY 9, 2012 - BOSTON - The Deval Patrick, Tim Murray Administration announced Laurance Stuntz, senior vice president at NaviNet (Boston, Mass.), as the new director of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI).

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Goodbye, Paper

May 1, 2012


APRIL 30, 2012 - One in 10 doctors who work outside hospitals in the United States began using electronic health records in 2011, helped along by the promise of $27 billion in incentives from the federal government.

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Latino Groups Aim to Cut Disparities with Health IT

March 8, 2012

Source: Healthcare IT News

MARCH 5, 2012 - WASHINGTON – Latino groups met last week in Washington, rallying together to seek ways of improving access to health IT and reducing healthcare disparities in their communities.

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DeLeo Assigns Numeric Goal to State Health Care Cost Control Efforts

March 7, 2012

Source: State House News Service

MARCH 6, 2012 - STATE HOUSE BOSTON - A House proposal to refashion the state’s health care delivery system will attempt to limit the annual growth in Massachusetts’s health care costs to 3.7 percent.

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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Announces Major Progress in Doctors, Hospital use of Health Information Technology

February 22, 2012

Source: U.S Department of Health and Human Services

FEBRUARY 17, 2012 - KANSAS CITY, MO – The number of hospitals using health information technology (IT) has more than doubled in the last two years and nearly 2,000 hospitals and more than 41,000 doctors have received $3.1 billion in incentive payments for ensuring meaningful use of health IT, particularly certified Electronic Health Records (EHR).

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Moore Eyes Health Care Bill by March, Mariano Touts Short-term Plans

February 8, 2012

Source: State House News Service

FEBRURY 8, 2012 - STATE HOUSE, BOSTON - A major refashioning of the Massachusetts health care system aimed at incentivizing high quality health care and eliminating duplicative procedures could be presented to the House in a month, a lawmaker leading negotiations on the proposal said Wednesday.

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