Medical Informatics

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Tuesday rolled out an ambitious five-year plan for moving doctors and hospitals to computerized medical records, promising greater safety for patients and lower costs.

Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions' planned buyout of Eclipsys would make it one of the largest public companies focusing on electronic health records, with a vast network of hospitals and physicians.

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana has named its first coordinator for overseeing efforts to shift the state's hospitals and clinics from paper medical records to electronic files.
Dell to sell services for AMA's new e-records
SEATTLE - Dell Inc. hopes to expand a key part of its business through a deal to sell computer hardware and technology consulting to medical practices that want to use new electronic medical records and related services from the American Medical Association.

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Friday announced $975 million in grants to help states, doctors and hospitals move from paper to computerized record-keeping.
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