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How to Revive the Promise of Better Health Care through IT

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Four years ago the Obama administration offered up $19 billion in stimulus funds to help get health care IT (including electronic health records, or EHRs) in the pink—or at least in the black. Better information technology throughout the health care system would save money, improve care and bring the health care industry into the 21st [...]

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New Text Search Uncovers Disease Ties and Safety Data Hiding in Electronic Health Records

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It doesn’t take much imagination to think of ways in which all of the data being recorded into electronic health records (EHRs) could be used study diseases and map trends. One of the problems in putting this data to work, however, is that these forms are not uniformly maintained—and the more structured sections with standardized [...]

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Moving forward with electronic health records

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NEW YORK—Almost a year since President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which earmarked some $19 billion to get electronic health records off the ground, most of the country’s medical and research institutions are still primarily pushing paper. So what will it take to help medical institutions get a move on? Researchers, [...]

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