Articles

Electronic health records bring $135M to Indiana

The federal stimulus program to speed “meaningful use” of electronic medical records is starting to generate significant cash for Indiana health care providers: More than $135 million has flowed to more than 2,000 Hoosier hospitals and doctors since January 2011.

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Q&A

Dr. Malaz Boustani, the medical director of Wishard Health Services’ Healthy Aging Brain Center, thinks pop-up alerts for physicians that are part of many electronic medical record and e-prescribing systems are ineffective and need to be re-engineered.

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Franciscan’s electronic records rollout shows industry growth

Franciscan Alliance will spend more than $100 million over the next two years to install a common electronic medical record system at its 13 hospitals and more than 165 physician practices. It’s a sign of the growth of the health information technology industry in Indiana, which a new BioCrossroads report says generates $200 million a year in sales and is growing at 8 percent annually.

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Fort Wayne firm to open health info to patients

With electronic medical record systems proliferating, there’s information galore about patients. But it’s not so easy for patients to get at it. Now Fort Wayne-based NoMoreClipboard has been charged to design ways to fix that problem.

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Indiana Health Information Exchange hires new CEO

Harold Apple takes over for J. Marc Overhage, who will remain with the organization as its chief strategic officer and national policy adviser. IHIE is one of four operational exchanges in Indiana that allows for the sharing of medical records electronically.

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VA hospital, health-info exchange enter pilot project

The Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Indiana Health Information Exchange are going to work to make
their medical record systems talk to each other in a pilot project spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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New federal funds come with big goals

Indiana has now received nearly $50 million in federal bucks to digitize health care around the state. But the latest grant—$16
million to the Indiana Health Information Exchange—comes with specific, ambitious goals for health care providers.

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Health care tech firm Gemms adding 69 jobs

Carmel-based electronic medical records developer Gemms Inc. plans to invest $2.1 million to expand its headquarters and software
development operations here, more than doubling its staff in the next five years.

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Indianapolis-based e-health records network expands

The Indiana Network for Patient Care announced Tuesday that Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., has joined 40 other
hospitals and clinics that are part of an online network that handles one of the nation's highest volume of health information
exchanges.

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