"health IT" Posts

Portrait of Patricia Dombrowski

Getting to Know Your Community College Consortium: Part 1, Region A

Patricia Dombrowski | March 23, 2011

Providers will need an increased workforce of skilled health IT specialists as they transition to electronic health records (EHRs).
That’s why the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) created the Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Professionals Program, which is a part of ONC’s Health IT Workforce Development Program.

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Portrait of Wil Yu

A SHARP Milestone – A New Innovation Challenge

Wil Yu | March 8, 2011

Today one of the recipients of the ONC’s Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) announced a major milestone .  Researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, leaders of the Healthcare Applications and Networking Platforms SHARP award, announced a major breakthrough having developed a first of  kind platform architecture to support a flexible health information technology (IT) environment and promote innovation. 

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Portrait of Gregory C. Reicks

Electronic Health Record Adoption: Is There Optimism for Primary Care?

Gregory C. Reicks | March 3, 2011

I recently celebrated 21 years as an independent family practitioner in Grand Junction, CO. Frustrated and exhausted from trying to maintain my income and practice in the face of ever-increasing overhead expenses, I was not expecting to celebrate many more years at my job. That was until we began our journey with health information technology (health IT).

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