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Electronic Records Game Changer? XML in Electronic Record Exchanges

PCAST's report calls for the use of a Web-friendly "virtual exchange language" using tagged data. This would allow the exchange of electronic health records, regardless of format or source, using the universal language (PCAST recommends the Internet standard, XML). Each record would be tagged with metadata, which contain information to help identify patients, locate records and indicate privacy protections and access permissions.

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Electronic Records Game Changer? XML in Electronic Record Exchanges

PCAST's report calls for the use of a Web-friendly "virtual exchange language" using tagged data. This would allow the exchange of electronic health records, regardless of format or source, using the …

EHR Meaningful Use for Stage 2 Open to Electronic Record User Recommendations

EHR vendors and electronic records users have an opportunity to shape the Stage 2 guidelines and criteria for meaningful use by submitting their comments to the Health Information Technology Policy Co…

Electronic Records Join Medical Transcription in MxSecure EMR Solution

Hundreds of EMR vendors, from giants such as AllScripts, GE Healthcare and McKesson to low-priced online medical record services, are competing for the business of hospital and medical practice groups…

RAND Study Questions the Quality Impact of EHR Adoption

Electronic Health Record Adoption and Quality Improvement in US Hospitals, a December 2010 study published in the online American Journal of Managed Care challenges a widespread assumption that adopti…

New Federal Reports Provide Guidance on EHR Usability

To help developers and vendors improve the usability of electronic health records, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released two publications on EHR design processes and u…

HealthVault Not Profitable - Microsoft Re-Focuses on Hospital Data Systems

Microsoft won't try to monetize its HealthVault platform for personal health records, at least in the U.S. According to a recent Financial Times interview with Peter Neupert, Microsoft's corporate vic…

Electronic Health Record Events Database Aims to Monitor Problems

As the more hospitals, physicians and healthcare providers adopt electronic health record systems there will inevitably be problems with record updating, storage, communications and overall system per…

Personal Health Records Program Highlights Privacy Issues

Electronic health records vendors and healthcare providers share an intense interest in defining best practices for the privacy and security of personal health records and the US Congress is turning i…

Essential Role for E-Prescribing in Electronic Health Record Benefits

It seems the health care world is laser-focused on implementation of electronic health records, which has led to a disturbing trend: many payers assume that ePrescribing has been safely put to bed and…

Hospital CIO's 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Meeting EHR Meaningful Use

A recent EHR survey of 152 members of CHIME, the College of Health Information Management Executives, found that 90 percent of respondents expected to qualify for stimulus funding under HITECH by Sept…


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