We Can’t Wait: Faster Adoption of Health Information Technology

December 19, 2011

Source: US Health and Human Services (HHS)

Secretary Sebelius announced in this proposal that providers who adopt an ONC-ATCB certified EHR in 2011 will have until the end of February 2012 to meet Stage 1 meaningful use.

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County physician practices slowly moving into e-world

November 14, 2011

Source: Berkshire Eagle

NOVEMBER 14, 2011 - Local physician practices that are still operating on paper records are making headway in the slow and often complicated migration to electronic medical records, according to a state agency assisting in the process.

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Medicine Enters A New Era

November 7, 2011

Source: Worcester Business Journal

November 7, 2011 - Slowly but surely, electronic medical records systems are coming together at area hospitals, the result of concerted efforts and big investments over the past five years. Read more

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Cape hospital records go electronic

November 6, 2011

Source: Cape Cod Online

November 6, 2011 HYANNIS — It won't be long before paper charts at patients' bedsides at Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals are a thing of the past, replaced by electronic medical records systems that keep digital records of lab reports and vital signs.

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UMass Receives $2.5 Million Grant to Help Train Health Care Workers in Holyoke, Springfield

October 11, 2011


October 11, 2011 - AMHERST – To say University of Massachusetts researchers are pleased with a recent $2.5 million grant to train health-care workers is an understatement.

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BHS seeking link for health records

September 13, 2011

Source: Berkshire Eagle

September 13, 2011 - PITTSFIELD - Representatives of BHS, the Massachusetts e-Health Institute and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute discussed the state’s efforts to accelerate electronic health initiatives and expand broadband access Monday during a forum at Berkshire Medical Center.

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State Taking Lead in eHealth Effort

August 2, 2011

Source: Boston Globe

Boston Globe - August 2, 2011 - REGARDING YOUR July 19 editorial “Google Health: Dead of neglect,’’ it is important to note that the Commonwealth’s plan for allowing patients to electronically access their own medical information differs greatly from Google’s personal health record application, which was discontinued last month. Read more

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Health IT Teaching Materials Now Available to the Public

July 1, 2011

Source: ONC / MAeHC

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is pleased to announce that a set of 20 curriculum components is now available to the public at no cost, including all institutions of higher education nationwide and internationally. Funded by the $10 million ONC Curr

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Massachusetts Extension Center Enrolls Thousands of Providers for EHR Help

May 26, 2011

Source: IHealth Beat

May 26, 2011 - The Massachusetts Regional Extension Center has met its recruitment goal by enrolling more than 2,500 primary care providers seeking to demonstrate meaningful use of health IT, 

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Massachusetts REC First in Nation to Meet Recruitment Goal

May 25, 2011

Source: HealthIT Buzz

May 25, 2011 - Congratulations to the Massachusetts Regional Extension Center, which leads the nation in reaching its recruitment goal. 

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