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Lawmakers form working group to find ways to improve EHRs

A new bipartisan committee's working group will gather on Capitol Hill throughout the coming months to find ways to improve electronic health records, according to Senate health committee chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and ranking member Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

To err is human; EHRs must account for that, panelists say

To err is human, so when it comes to electronic health records, better technology is what's needed to make the programs safer, panelists said Wednesday during  Politico 's Outside In kick-off event in the District of Columbia.

Pentagon digital service team to tackle VA EHR transfer, other IT projects

A new digital service team is coming to the Department of Defense that will build partnerships with the private sector on IT and data problems.

Self-insured hospital expands into accountable care

As accountable care gains momentum in healthcare, one hospital isn't just focused on the general health of the population it serves. Instead, It is primarily concerned with the health of its employees, according to  MedCityNews.  

David Blumenthal: Health industry must focus on 'good data hygiene' as breaches grow

The number of data breaches in the healthcare industry is continuing to increase, with almost 1,000 breaches reported by health entities covered by HIPAA between 2010 and 2013, according to a research letter published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

Marshfield Clinic improves drug safety through alerts

A drug safety alert program at the Marshfield Clinic provides up-to-date information to help inform drug therapy decisions, according to a  report  in the  Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy.

New York OKs $55M in funds for HIE

The New York State Legislature voted recently to support the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY), the state's electronic health record system, according to an announcement from the New York eHealth Collaborative.

Reading Health System shrinks IT division following EHR installation

Thirty-three employees in Reading Health System's IT division will be laid off, according to the Reading Eagle.

Why clinical queries make physicians smarter

The industry can use electronic health records to create a nationwide query system to educate physicians about unusual conditions and treatments, according to John Sotos, M.D., in a post for The Wall Street Journal. 

Consolidation, EHR infrastructure on tap for Defense Health Agency

While 2014 was about bringing the Defense Health Agency into existence, 2015 will be about consolidation of all the moving parts of the separate armed services' medical organizations, according to Military Health System CIO David Bowen.