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Federal health care IT spending set to grow

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The companies most likely to take advantage of the government’s health care IT push will be those that develop a coherent approach that speaks to both government IT buyers and the medical professionals they serve.

VA seeks new medical scheduling system

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A new medical scheduling system should rely on online and mobile-device services to help enable reliable, fast and secure communications with veterans.

First physicians collect EHR incentives

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Four physicians announce receipt of government incentive funding for becoming ‘meaningful users’ of EHR systems.

Mostashari recent comments offer snapshot of ONC leadership

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Mostashari said recently that ONC will stay steady in its path but is aware that “nothing stays still, and certainly not in health IT.”

Health IT Execs To Boost Spending In 2011

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A Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society survey found that 68% of hospital IT leaders said they will increase their spending this year to help their groups receive federal incentives.

Technical Communities Awarded New Veterans Affairs Joint Imaging Contract

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The newly awarded Joint Imaging Contract is accessible to all federal agencies and military branches. Medison America, Inc., the industry leader in ultrasound and 3D/4D imaging tools and technology, is the first partner on this new contract.

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IDIQs and GSA Schedules – Understanding the Contract Vehicles

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With all of the talk about IDIQs and the vehicles available for Federal buyers, do you understand the terms now in use? There are IDIQs that are GWACs, MACs, EWACs and these are different from GSA Schedules. So what do these terms mean?

Taking Advantage of the New Simplified Acquisition Threshold

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The increase in the SAT increases opportunities for small businesses. During FY2010, twenty federal agencies issued more than 585,000 Simplified Acquisition contract actions totaling $9,442,964,485. Are you getting your share of these?

Health IT Expected To Improve Patient Safety

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Institute of Medicine receives $989,000 contract to study how electronic health records and other technologies can help prevent medical errors.