ONC targets Rx drug abuse with new data initiative
June 21, 2012, 2:30 am by Healthcare IT News
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has launched a pilot program to make existing prescription drug use data available to healthcare providers and pharmacists when they treat patients during office visits and in emergency departments.
The test projects in Indiana and Ohio will measure the effectiveness of expanding and improving access to prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) as part of the administration’s efforts to reduce prescription drug abuse.
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Voice IT could improve diabetes safety
Healthcare IT News : May 24, 2013, 10:50 am
A new study, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, suggests that follow-up calls to diabetes patients using interactive voice recognition technology could show promise in identifying safety triggers.
Rural health IT grants get look over
Healthcare IT News : May 24, 2013, 10:32 am
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Medicaid IT problems plague N.C.
Healthcare IT News : May 24, 2013, 10:21 am
The North Carolina State Auditor has found several problems with the state Department of Health and Human Services’ implementation of a new Medicaid information management system, such as security and testing verifications.
Grants aim to boost Massachusetts HIE
Healthcare IT News : May 24, 2013, 9:58 am
The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has launched a $1.5 million Mass HIway Vendor Interface Grant Program. The gants will fund projects that advance the interoperability of electronic health