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What’s Next for the Blue Button?

The U.S. government’s initiative to improve patient access to healthcare data is trying to get the attention of patients, providers and innovators by crowdsourcing ideas and urging people to steal…
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Looking Beyond EHR Implementation

Government health IT incentives have helped set off a wave of adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) across the country. But Meaningful Use criteria were born out of a desire…
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HealthBiz Exclusive: A Conversation with TED Book Author Rishi Manchanda

In the latest TED book The Upstream Doctors, Dr. Rishi Manchanda draws from his experiences as a primary care physician in south central Los Angeles to envision the future of…
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U.S. Gains Amid Global Health IT Push

U.S. incentives to digitize patient records showing results, as other countries seek to benefit from health IT on care and costs. The U.S. is not alone in striving to modernize…
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Digital Ads in Your Chart?

Doctors show willingness to tolerate advertising in exchange for free access to a web-based electronic health record service. For Dr. Vatsal Thakkar, getting to use electronic health records for free…
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One Doctor’s Electronic Health Record Story

A physician in rural Kansas opens up about what an EHR system has meant for her practice. Dr. Jen Brull has her rural practice in Plainville, Kan., down to something…