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Rural providers cope with HIT staffing deficits

If compliance with ONC regulations is challenging for healthcare providers in urban areas, with high concentrations of IT professionals, it is especially challenging for rural providers where IT resources in the form of human capital are scarce.  The federal government’s

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Maryland awards $10M for CRISP, a health IT exchange

The State of Maryland awarded $10 million to support the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP), a newly created health information technology exchange organization.  Some of  the biggest players in Maryland’s health care industry, including Johns Hopkins, MedStar and

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Congress Offers Incentives to Implement EHR

In the economic stimulus legislation recently signed by President Obama (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009), the U.S. Congress has provided the health care industry with more than $17 billion in incentives to acquire and implement electronic health

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