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Vol. 7 No. 20, September 29, 2010

Fact and Stats

The number of office-based U.S. healthcare professionals who use electronic prescribing systems has increased significantly in recent years, according to data released by electronic prescribing network operator Surescripts.

About 200,000 office-based prescribers – or about one-third of office-based healthcare workers – currently use e-prescribing systems. The latest figure is up from 156,000 e-prescribers at the end of 2009 and 74,000 at the end of 2008. Surescripts noted that 47 states more than doubled their use of e-prescribing last year. Massachusetts has the highest rate of e-prescription use, at 57%.

Read more (PDF).

Source: 1 in 3 Prescriptions Are Now E-prescriptions in Massachusetts as Number of E-prescribing Physicians Grows to 200,000 Nationwide

Date: September 21, 2010

Pre-Print From Electronichealthcare

Smart Card Technology: The Cornerstone of the Application of Health Information Technology in Lombardy, Italy

Francesco Pinciroli, Denis Protti, Abdul Roudsari and Stefano Bonacina

[Pre-print from ElectronicHealthcare, Volume 9, Number 3. Made available at no charge for two weeks.]

Around the World

Czech Republic: E-health Records System Now Counts 2 Million Users

European Commission Announces €780 Million Boost for Strategic ICT Research

US: Hospital EMR Sales Almost Doubled from 2008 to 2009

Australia Spends over $1.4bn on E-health

News from Canada

Canada Invests $500 Million in EHR Systems with a Focus on Physicians and Nurse Practitioners across Canada

Watchdog Issues Urgent Call for Electronic Health Records

Privacy Commissioner Completes Facebook Review


Europe is the Global Leader in Nationwide Implementation of eHealth Solutions

KLAS Report: Labour and Delivery 2010

Electronic Health Records and the Reliability and Validity of Quality Measures: A Review of the Literature

Industry Speak

Siemens Wins 2010 Techno-College Innovation Award

Health Robotics Continues Worldwide Distribution Channel Expansion in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia (PDF)

Canadian Market Research

Access up-to-date market intelligence on the Canadian healthcare IT landscape based on data from the HIMSS Analytics Canadian DatabaseSM. Research that can help healthcare IT vendors and consultants expand into the Canadian market and become more competitive in the space. ITAC members receive a 15% discount.

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Infoway Update

Find Out What’s New and Happening at Canada Health Infoway

Worth Noting

ICT 2010: Digitally Driven

IT Healthcare Canada

International e-Health Conference

IFHRO 2010: Congress of International Federation of Health Records Organizations

HealthAchieve 2010

Med-e-Tel 2011

Know. Learn. Implement.

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