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News by Topic: Health information technology

Feb 6, 2020 - Summarizes a survey that found 60 percent of hospitals with less than 150 beds were unsure of their current Electronic Health Records (EHR) system. Describes how a large percentage of rural and community hospitals were considering moving to a cloud-based EHR system to reduce costs and increase efficiency of practice.
Source: Xtelligent Healthcare Media
Jan 28, 2020 - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Indian Health Service (IHS) partnered on a Health IT modernization effort that aims to improve healthcare delivery for American Indians and Native Americans. Describes the importance of obtaining input from real people during the design process and includes a list of upcoming blogs addressing different health disparities.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 15, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the draft 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, which outlines federal health information technology goals regarding patients' access to their health information. HHS is requesting public comments to be submitted by March 18, 2020.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services