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October 2008 | www.healthmgttech.com | Issue 10
Health Management Technology

The State of HIT Adoption

The 2008 Miller & Chevalier American Benefits Council Corporate Health Care Policy Survey

In this month’s feature article, "The State of HIT Adoption," HMT takes an encompassing look at health information technology adoption from all sides in an HIT roundup of current studies on adoption, health information exchanges, regulatory and certification bodies, ePrescribing, funding support and education initiatives surrounding HIT.

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All I Want For Christmas

Dear Santa, I know you’re busy preparing for the holidays, but just so it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle, here’s my 2008 list of healthcare wishes:

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AHIC Evolves to AHIC Successor

AHIC Successor, a new organization being established in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be the successor to The American Health Information Community (AHIC), which concludes its work in December of 2008. Read More

EMR/EHR Certification Update

Ten electronic health record (EHR) products for office-based physicians were certified in late September under the new CCHIT Certified 08 criteria by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT). Read More

Incentive Programs for EHR Adoption Growing

In its first search for programs that subsidize physician adoption of health information technology (HIT), CCHIT found 90 initiatives in the public and private sectors over the past two years, representing at least $700 million in potential funding for EHR software and implementation costs. Read More

ePrescribing Update

More than 1,400 health care professionals and industry leaders recently convened in Boston for the National E-prescribing Conference hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and 34 co-sponsoring organizations. Read More

Health IT Education Update

AHRQ recently announced Career Development (K01, K02 and K08) and Dissertation (R36) Grants focused on Health Information Technology. Read More

HHS Grants for Alzheimer Patients

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award $36 million in new grant programs to 28 states to help older Americans and veterans remain independent as well as help Alzheimer’s patients remain in their homes and communities. Read More

Index of Articles

The State of HIT Adoption

NEJM Report Sees Progress and Obstacles

HIE update

Online Care May Reduce Costs

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