May 2011

The federal government has been actively encouraging health information exchange through direct grants and leadership. However, its challenge now is keeping focused and getting the multiple efforts aligned.

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Nearly 2,300 Health IT Trainees to Hit Market This Month

This month the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT expects 2,280 health IT professionals to graduate from the Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals program, with 3,000 more graduates expected by the end of summer. The graduates are part of a broader ONC workforce development program that includes university-based training, health IT competency exams, and the development of a health IT curriculum...

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2011 Transcription Buyers Guide

Published in the April Journal, the 2011 Transcription Guide is a special advertising section that promotes transcription companies in the health information management field.

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April 2011

The vinyl record is gone from music, and the paper record is exiting healthcare. But the music keeps coming—in fact, more of it, in smaller and smaller pieces. What does the future hold for that touchstone of health information management—the record?

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New Web Site Tracks State Health IT Legislation

A new Web site launched by the National Conference of State Legislatures tracks health IT legislation introduced in states related to the Affordable Care Act. The Federal Health Reform: State Legislative Tracking Database includes 2011 legislation, including pending, failed, and enacted bills and resolutions. The site also outlines state legislation related to other topics in the Affordable Care Act, such as Medicaid, health insurance...

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