Tag Archive: Vish Sankaran

May 25

Working on IT: 50,000 New Health IT workers Needed by Joseph Conn / HITS

  Working on IT By Joseph Conn / HITS staff writer Posted: May 24, 2010 – 12:01 am ET Part one of a two-part series Access part two: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, commonly known as the stimulus law, has a host of tight deadlines for its myriad health information technology subsidy …

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May 21

Despite HIT progress, Who’s Still Left Out? Can Anyone Say Latinos?


As new HIT makes ever greater inroads into the nation’s healthcare system, there is bound to be an expanding array of stories that highlight the advantages HIT brings to patients and doctors alike. But rather than taking too much comfort as favorable evidence piles up, policymakers should regularly wonder what percentage of the population is …

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May 13

The Privacy and Security Challenges of Electronic and Personal Health Records: Is Your Business Prepared?


EVERY ADVANCE IN healthcare information technology presents a new challenge to a patient’s privacy. The recent initiatives promoting electronic health records (EHRs) and personal health records (PHRs) are no exception. While the use of these records could potentially revolutionize the way physicians treat patients and both patients and physicians manage medical data, they will also …

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May 12

P.R. Medical Industry Faces Challenges to EHR Compliance


   Local hospitals shut out of federal funding for program; costs pose problem across the board, but benefits outweigh obstaclesPuerto Rico’s private hospitals are pushing for a share of federal funding they say is vital to meet a 2015 deadline for all medical institutions and practitioners around the nation to implement electronic health records (EHRs) …

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Mar 08

Aneesh Chopra: The Nation’s First Chief Technology Officer Addresses the Medical Technology Summit

About Aneesh Chopra “Our mission is to assist the President in harnessing the power and potential of technology, data and innovation to transform the nation’s economy and improve the lives of everyday Americans.” – Aneesh Chopra, U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra is the Chief Technology Officer and in this role serves as an Assistant to the …

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Feb 10

Exec says IT Plays Major Role in Achieving Health Care Reform.

Real health care reform won’t be possible without dramatic improvements in how information is accessed, stored and moved around, McKesson Corp.CTO/CIO Randy Spratt said Thursday morning.