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bullet 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare
Modern Healthcare's readers name the most influential people in the healthcare industry.
bullet 2006 Health Data Management Resource Guide
Health Data Management magazine's categorized reference tool to find companies that offer healthcare information technology.
bullet 2006 Most Wired Winners
List of winners of the the 2006 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study, which names the 100 Most Wired hospitals and health systems in the United States.
bullet aboutmedicalsoftware.com
A Medical Software Directory designed to help its users find the medical software information, articles, source, companies, products and services.
bullet American Academy of Family Physicians' Practice Management Computerization
Resources of the American Academy of Family Physicians for computerizing Practice Management.
bullet American Hospital Directory
Provides online data for over 6,000 hospitals. The database of information is built from Medicare claims data, cost reports, and other public use files obtained from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The data also include AHA (American Hospital Association) Annual Survey Data.
bullet AMIA 10x10 Program
This American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) program aims to realize the goal of training 10,000 health care professionals in applied health and medical informatics by the year 2010.
bullet Annual EHR Systems Review
Previously known as the Annual CPR Systems Review -- has been an ADVANCE for Health Information Executives exclusive for the past eight years. The 2005 edition indicates a definite increase in both vendor and provider interest in, and deployment of, EHR systems in disparate health care environments -- especially the ambulatory setting.
bullet BestTreatments
Helps patients and doctors work together by providing them both with the best research evidence about the treatments for many medical conditions.
bullet Board on Health Care Services
The Board on Health Care Services (HCS) of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) focuses on issues of health care organization, financing, effectiveness, workforce, and delivery, with special emphasis on quality, costs, and accessibility of care.
bullet BPHC (Bureau of Primary Health Care) Electronic Medical Record Resources
The BPHC is part of the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The information provided on this site is to be used by organizations interested in better understanding resources used by community health centers and their experience with piloting the electronic health record.
bullet Business 2.0 Web Guide: Electronic Medical Records
Electronic Medical Records web guide for subscribers of Business 2.0.
bullet CCHIT Certified Products by Company
The list, by company name, of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) products certified by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT).
bullet CCHIT Certified Products by Product
The list, by product name, of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) products certified by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT).
bullet Clinical Knowledge Management Resources on the Web
Links to Clinical Knowledge Management Resources on the Web.
bullet Clinical Microsystems
A project at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), where investigators conducted a study to identify and describe the characteristics of exemplary clinical microsystems (small groups of people in front-line patient care units with a specific clinical purpose).
bullet ClinfoWiki - The Clinical Informatics Wiki
An implementation of a wiki devoted to topics in clinical informatics. To begin a new article, or edit an existing article, you must first create an account and login to the ClinfoWiki.
bullet C.O.M.P.E.T.E. - Computerization of Medical Practices for the Enhancement of Therapeutic Effectiveness
A Canadian project whose primary objective is to determine whether technology-based, integrated delivery systems shared by key providers (family physicians, specialists, diabetes nurses) and patients, will improve access to care, quality of care, and efficiency of care.
bullet Computing for Clinicians
Provides timely information on the selection and use of computer-based patient records and related technologies.
bullet Connecting Communities for Better Health (CCBH) Resource Center (RC)
An online information sharing network and resource center for communities to help organizations that are implementing information technology and health information exchange. The Connecting Communities for Better Health Program (Program) is conducted by the eHealth Foundation. The purpose of the Program is to provide seed funding and technical support to multi-stakeholder collaboratives within communities who are using electronic health information exchange and other information technology tools to drive improvements in healthcare quality, safety and efficiency.
bullet Connecting Communities Toolkit
Supports learning across and among diverse stakeholders including state, regional and community-based organizations. The majority of the information in the Toolkit is available free of charge to the general public. The Toolkit is a distillation of the knowledge that the eHealth Initiative (eHI) has accumulated through its work with multiple stakeholders and different communities.
bullet CTS Medical Software Selection
On-line medical software reviews and ratings. Independent Software Experts Review and Rate Medical Practice Management, Medical Billing and Electronic Medical Records Software.
bullet Data Standards for Patient Safety
An Institute of Medicine (IOM) project whose purpose is to produce a detailed plan to facilitate the development of data standards applicable to the collection, coding and classification of patient safety information. The plan will apply to both adverse event data and errors data.
bullet Digital Physician
Provides unbiased on-line comparisons of over 70 different Electronic Medical Record (EMR) products.
bullet Doctors' Gadgets.com
Resource for Medical Software for Palm and Pocket PC PDAs.
bullet DOQ-IT Resource Center of MedQIC
The Medicare Quality Improvement Community (MedQIC) tools, literature, stories, and links for prospects, participants, and support personnel of the Doctor's Office Quality - Information Technology (DOQ-IT) program.
bullet eCleveland Clinic
An extension of The Cleveland Clinic's 80-year role as a respected referral institution. Using the Internet as a tool, e-Cleveland Clinic provides patients online second opinions, health news and health information regardless of their location, eliminating the time and expense of travel.
bullet eHI LIGHT Global HIT Resource Center
Resource Center for the eHealth Initiative (eHI) Leadership in Global Health Technology (LIGHT) Initiative. LIGHT was established in 2004 to facilitate learning and information sharing among Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) innovators and other nations, in both the developed and developing world.
bullet EHR-Lab Interoperability and Connectivity Standards (ELINCS)
A project that will develop a national standard for the delivery of real-time laboratory results from a labà©®formation system to an electronic health record.
bullet EHR Mind Map: A Comprehensive Resource Guide
A comprehensive guide, developed by HIMSS, to the world of electronic health record (EHR). Utilizing a mind-mapping format, this tool diagrams key segments of the EHR universe and provides select resources for exploring the topic in depth. Designed to benefit both novice and expert alike, the EHR Mind Map outlines topic segments that include: Standards, EHR outside of the United States, Public Policy, Advocacy, Research and Education and more.
bullet EHR Selector
An Electronic Health Record learning and system selection resource available to physician group practices, EHR consultants and EHR developers. Members of HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society), ACP (the American College of Physicians) and AHQA (the American Healthcare Quality Association), including their DOQ-IT managers, are entitled to special discounts on EHR Selector registration. The EHR Selector, originally known as the CPR Selection Toolkit, was first developed as a collaboration between Dr. Caroline Samuels and CPRI (Computerbased Patient Record Institute). Subsequently, when that organization merged with HIMSS, the tool was
rewritten to run on the Windows-based servers that HIMSS managed, and renamed the HIMSS EHR Selector. In September 2006, the EHR Selector became part of a collaboration between Dr. Samuels and Medical Strategic Planning, Inc. The application was both rebranded and enhanced by MSP. The EHR Selector
will continue to be enhanced by MSP to accommodate new EHR criteria important to its individual and organizational physician users.
bullet EHRweb
Website maintained by the Division of Information Technology and Research in the Department of Oral Medicine of the University of Washington School of Dentistry. This site has been created to help all healthcare professional disciplines understand the nature and progress of its evolution and to help them understand the EHRà­¡ny dimensions and implications.
bullet Electronic Health Record (EHR) Education - Massachusetts Medical Society
Online Continuing Education Risk Management courses, sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society, intended for those in the early stages of EHR selection and implementation. Modules include basic terms, workflow redesign, implementation and change management.
bullet Electronic Medical Records - basic info
A web resource prepared by the Winter Quarter 2001 as a project for the Oregon Health Sciences MINF 528 Course, Advanced Topics in Medical Informatics
bullet Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Comparisons By Physicians for Physicians
Site lists and compares the existing electronic medical records currently available. There is a forum for feedback and a comparison table of over 70 of the most popular EMR products on the market. The site is not sponsored or associated with any of the vendors.
bullet Electronic Medical Records Directory
An industry directory for Electronic Medical Records.
bullet EMRguide.com
Guide to Electronic Medical Record software.
bullet Ending the Document Game: Connecting and Transforming Your Healthcare Through Information Technology - Official Web Site
The Commission on Systemic Interoperability was authorized by the Medicare Modernization Act and established by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. It held its first meeting on January 10, 2005. The Commission was charged with developing a strategy to make healthcare information instantly accessible at all times, by consumers and their healthcare providers. On October 25, 2005, the Commission released its report, which is available at this official web site.
bullet GotEHR?
American Medical Informatics Association's (AMIA) national initiative to promote the use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) for patient safety.
bullet Health Care Standards Landscape (HCSL)
An on-line information resource about healthcare standards, where to find them, and about the organizations that develop and use them. This demonstration website was built by the Standards and Conformance Testing Group of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under their Health Information Technology e-Health Program.
bullet Health e-Technologies Initiative
A $10.3-million National Program Office of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This program of funded research will advance the discovery of scientific knowledge regarding the effectiveness of interactive applications (i.e., Internet, interactive TV and voice response systems, kiosks, personal digital assistants, CD-ROMs, DVDs) for health behavior change and chronic disease management.
bullet Health Information Technology of HHS
The official U.S. Government Health Information Technology (HIT) web site, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
bullet Health IT Certification
Provides professional training and certification for those responsible for planning, selecting, implementing, and managing electronic health records (EHR) and other health information technology (HIT).
bullet Health Management Technology Online Showcaseà°´ Resource Guide
This showcase is a collection of brief profiles of some sponsors of the full HMT 2004 Resource Guide of products and services from more than 1,000 healthcare IT vendors.
bullet Healthcare Information Technology Yellow Pages
Links to Healthcare Information Technology companies by category. Compiled by On-Line Consultant Software.
bullet Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN)
Provides high-quality information on the business of healthcare. In one place, healthcare executives can receive exclusive, customized up-to-the minute information from more than 50 of the nation's leading healthcare publications in five key areas: managed care, hospital and health system management, health law and regulation, clinical care and outcomes, and the healthcare industry.
bullet HealthConnect
A network of electronic health records that aims to improve the flow of information across the Australian health sector. It involves the electronic collection, storage and exchange of consumer health information via a secure network and within strict privacy safeguards. It gives doctors, and other health professionals, quick and secure access to important and potentially lifesaving medical information.
bullet HealtheTracks
Allows you to keep your family's up-to-date health records online. These are your observations, your questions, your notes. From anywhere in the world, 24/7, it's secure and always at your fingertips
bullet HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence - Winning Manuscripts:
Organizational

Primary Care
Public Health
The Dr. Nicholas E. Davies EHR Recognition Program, sponsored by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), encourages and recognizes excellence in the implementation of EHR systems. The program recognizes healthcare provider organizations that successfully use EHR systems to improve healthcare delivery.
bullet HIMSS Handheld Healthcare Information Resource
An information resource, produced by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), for using handheld devices in the healthcare environment. Among the major topics are:  Introduction, Getting Started, Buying Guides, and Vendors.
bullet HIMSS National Legislation Crosswalk
With multiple pieces of healthcare information technology (IT) legislation now under consideration by the U.S. Congress, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) evaluates the specifics of each bill in the HIMSS Health IT Legislation Crosswalk developed by the HIMSS Advocacy team. The tracking tool, which is a new service that will be regularly updated for HIMSS members, federal decision-makers and the media, compares and contrasts provisions of the legislation.
bullet HIMSS RHIO Information Resource
A RHIO (Regional Health Information Organization) information resource, produced by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Among the major topics are: Getting Started, Lessons Learned/Case Studies, Current Issues and Trends, Definitions & Acronyms, HIMSS RHIO Federation, Become a Member of HIMSS∉O Federation, RHIO Federation Projects, Ask the Expert, and Calendar of RHIO events.
bullet HIMSS State Legislation Tracker II
Provides key information on pending health IT legislation at the state level. In addition to providing a summary and description of the legislation and the status of the legislation in the legislative approval process, HIMSS Tracker II links state legislation to one of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) forty-two local chapters, documents whether that chapter has taken a position on specific legislation, and also links to state-sponsored health information exchange initiatives.
bullet History of Medical Informatics
Site developed to offer information on the development of the industry Medical Informatics.
bullet HIT Dashboard
A collaborative effort between Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. The HIT Dashboard provides a color-coded, easy-to-read visual interface that tracks over 500 state, federal, and private HIT initiatives.
bullet HL7 Electronic Health Record Functional Model and Standard
A central repository for information related to the HL7 (Health Level Seven) Electronic Health Record Functional Model and Standard project. The site contains information describing the project, how to get involved in the project, how to vote on the EHR (Electronic Health Record) Ballot document, a calendar of events related to the project, and links to the other organizations that are providing support to this project.
bullet Hospital Quality Initiative (HQI)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has several efforts in progress to provide hospital quality information to consumers and others and improve the care provided by the nation's hospitals. This site includes links to reports and other documents that describe in more detail these efforts that will result in reporting quality information.
bullet iHealthRecord
iHealthRecord is a secure and confidential interactive personal health record. This service not only stores personal health information for patients, but it provides interactive programs that help the patient better understand medical conditions and medications, all at no cost to them. The patient can create, manage and share their personal health information with their physician, or another care giver in case of an emergency.
bullet In Case of Emergency Prescription Database (ICERx)
An online service developed for healthcare professionals assisting disaster-affected individuals. Through ICERx, authorized pharmacists and doctors obtain records of medications evacuees were using prior to the disaster, including the specific dosages. Armed with this information, healthcare professionals will be able to renew prescriptions for evacuees and effectively assist in the coordination of care while avoiding harmful prescription errors.
bullet Integrate for Health
Shares practical information to successfully integrate patient information across the clinical services provider organization. The site is for clinicians, hospital and other healthcare provider administrators, medical records administrators, charge capture and billing system administrators, healthcare benefits administrators and others with a practical interest in integrating clinical and related patient care data enterprise wide. It garners and provides a broad, objective perspective on selected, practical issues facing organizations seeking clinical and related healthcare data integration. It outlines what is effective in integrating this data across the enterprise.
bullet Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)
An initiative by healthcare professionals and industry to improve the way computer systems in healthcare share information. IHE promotes the coordinated use of established standards such as DICOM and HL7 to address specific clinical needs in support of optimal patient care. Systems developed in accordance with IHE communicate with one another better, are easier to implement, and enable care providers to use information more effectively.
bullet InteractiveHealth.org Electronic Medical Records Links
Electronic Medical Records links compiled by InteractiveHealth.org.
bullet Interoperability Showcase
Features cutting-edge technology and standards that create an interactive environment where attendees experience interoperability up close and personal. Interoperability will be demonstrated in existing Electronic Health Record (EHR) products, including laboratory results, radiology images, medical summaries, and cardiology reports.
bullet Joint Commission International Center for Patient Safety
This web site is a major, central repository of resources and information related to all aspects of patient safety. The Joint Commission International Center for Patient Safety Focuses on the identification, gathering, analysis, and dissemination of patient safety solutions, both in this country and abroad, and upon the creation of organization cultures of safety which embrace continuous attention to safety-focused, systems improvement efforts.
bullet KatrinaHealth.org
A secure, online service giving authorized healthcare providers access to medication and dosage information for evacuees from Hurricane Katrina. The site allows authorized physicians and pharmacies to renew critical medications, coordinate care, and avoid potential medication errors, when renewing or prescribing new medications. KatrinaHealth.org was established through the efforts of medical software companies; pharmacy benefit managers; chain pharmacies; local, state, and federal agencies; and a national foundation.
bullet KLAS Enterprises
Site is intended for Healthcare CIOs, CEOs, vendors, consultants and investment bankers to provide candid, current information on the vendors in the healthcare industry. All data is collected from CIOs and directors in Healthcare and compiled into useful healthcare vendor performance reports.
bullet KLAS 2004 Mid-Year Rankings
July 2004 rankings of vendor performance, from vendor research firm KLAS Enterprises, based on survey results from 4,500 hospitals and more than 1,200 clinics.
bullet Life as a Healthcare CIO
John D. Halamka's, MD, MS, blog: "Every day I experience life in the world of healthcare IT, supporting 3000 doctors, 18000 faculty, and 3 million patients. In this blog I record my experiences with infrastructure, applications, policies, management, and governance as well as muse on such topics such as reducing our carbon footprint, standardizing data in healthcare, and living life to its fullest."
bullet MedBioWorld
Access to medical and bioscience journals, associations, and databases.
bullet Medscape
Features medical journal articles, Free CME, MEDLINE, case reports, medical news, major conference coverage, and comprehensive drug information.
bullet My Family Health Portrait
A tool from the U.S. Surgeon General that allows the creation of a personalized family health history report from any computer with an Internet connection and an up-to-date Web browser. The information that is provided creates a drawing of the family tree and a chart of the family's health history. Both the chart and the drawing can be printed and shared with family members or healthcare professional(s).
bullet MyMedicalRecords
Provides consumers with a secure on-line site where they can easily store and readily access their important medical and personal health information, 24/7 from any Internet-connected computer anywhere in the world.
bullet myPHR
A guide to understanding and managing one's personal health information, provided as a free public service by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
bullet National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative (NEPSI)
A coalition-based program comprised of healthcare, technology and provider companies dedicated to positively impacting the national prescribing process through electronic prescribing (eRx) delivery. NEPSI delivers on this commitment by offering free eRx to every physician and medication prescriber in America.
bullet National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII)
An initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve the quality of health care through the use of Information Technology.
bullet National Resource Center for Health Information Technology
As part of its health IT initiative, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created the National Resource Center for Health Information Technology to help the health care community make the leap into the Information Age. In addition to providing technical assistance, the National Resource Center shares new knowledge and findings that have the potential to transform everyday clinical practice. The National Resource Center is committed to advancing the goals of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary and the National Health IT Coordinator for modernizing health care through the best and most effective use of IT.
bullet NCQA Report Cards
Results of quality measurements made by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
bullet New Media Medicine
Electronic Health Records news and resources.
bullet NHIN Watch
Comprehensive Web site, by the editors of Healthcare IT News, covering the creation of a National Health Information Network in the United States
bullet NJHA E-Health Initiatives
A New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) web site whose objective is to collaborate, promote and share e-health-related information with the New Jersey healthcare stakeholder community about electronic medical/health records and other e-health initiatives.
bullet NursingCenter
A portal to more than 700 continuing education activities and thousands of clinical articles from 50 leading nursing journals published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
bullet Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) List Serve
Listserv of the National Coordinator for Health IT News (HEALTH-IT@LIST.NIH.GOV) housed by the National Institutes of Health.
bullet OneHealthPort
Offers healthcare professionals an easy and secure way to access the provider sites of major local health plans, hospitals and other valuable online service. Created by a coalition of health plans, physicians and hospitals that joined together to build a trusted community where business and clinical information could be shared securely and simply. Their goal: to improve all parties' efficiency and effectiveness by applying collaborative information technology solutions.
bullet Patient Safety Practices (PSP)
The Joint Commission International Center For Patient Safety's online resource for improving patient safety. The links to trusted patient safety websites are provided, with tips, tools and resources for addressing patient safety problems. The problem categories and topics have been culled from the Joint Commission's Sentinel Event Database.
bullet Physicians EHR
Portal that provides physicians with information and advice on technology adoption, especially Electronic Health Record systems.
bullet Physician Focused Quality Initiative (PFQI)
Builds upon ongoing CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) strategies and programs in other health care settings in order to: (1) assess the quality of care for key illnesses and clinical conditions that affect many people with Medicare, (2) support clinicians in providing appropriate treatment of the conditions identified, (3) prevent health problems that are avoidable, and (4) investigate the concept of payment for performance. This initiative includes: the Doctor's Office Quality (DOQ) Project, the Doctor's Office Quality Information Technology (DOQ-IT) Project and several Demonstration Projects and Evaluation Reports.
bullet Physician Practice Connections (PPC)
National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA) evaluation program that recognizes physician practices that use information systematically to enhance the quality of patient care. Meeting PPC standards means that practices have connections - to information, to patients, to other practitioners, to evidence.
bullet Physician Practice Patient Safety Assessment
Created by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Center for Research, in conjunction with the Health Research and Educational Trust and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, to address the need for improved patient safety in the outpatient setting. This assessment tool is designed to: enhance physicians' awareness of patient safety issues; heighten providers' awareness of characteristics that make a practice safer; create a new baseline for practices to enhance and support patient safety.
bullet Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) statutory program for a physician quality reporting system. PQRI establishes a financial incentive for eligible professionals to participate in a voluntary quality reporting program.
bullet Physicians' Online
A physicians portal and community that provides authenticated doctors with secure discussion groups, email, medical literature searches, and a medical marketplace.
bullet Quality Check
Directory of safety and quality of JCAHO accredited health care organizations and programs throughout the United States - includes each organization's name, address, telephone number, accreditation decision, accreditation date, current accreditation status and effective date, and its most recent performance report.
bullet QualityNet
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) gateway to healthcare quality improvement news and information. QualityNet combines the resources of its predecessor websites, including Doctors' Office Quality - Information Technology (DOQ-IT) www.doqit.org, to give healthcare providers the latest information on specific CMS healthcare quality initiatives.
bullet QualityNet eLearning Center
Online learning center of QualityNet, including DOQ-IT University.
bullet ReadMyChart.com
A website which securely stores medical information for patients. Patients are able to store their vital information at the HIPAA compliant website. When an emergency occurs, the patient's membership sticker, attached to the driver's license or ID, reveals that their information can be found at ReadMyChart.com. The emergency worker, doctor or nurse can simply visit the website and log on to the patient's online chart with their ReadMyChart ID and viewing password.
bullet RHIO Wiki
The Center for Health Transformation, eHealth Initiative (eHI), and CHIME have partnered to create the RHIO Wiki. This forum will educate community leaders who are working on RHIOs and health information exchanges about other efforts, experiences, and best practices from initiatives across the country. The RHIO Wiki is an open, online, real-time tool for community leaders to collaborate on health information exchanges by: 1) searching a library of information on other local and regional efforts; 2) asking and receiving from other leaders their thoughts on specific challenges, issues, and opportunities; and 3) sharing with other leaders their own experiences, expertise, and knowledge.
bullet Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) Electronic Health Record (EHR)
The clinical information system of the Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This site is designed primarily for IHS, Tribal, and Urban (I/T/U) Indian health care facilities that are actively involved in implementation of the EHR, or are contemplating doing so in the near future. It provides a variety of information about the EHR product, as well as links to a number of helpful documents.
bullet Secretary Leavitt's 500-Day Plan Information
This web site contains information about Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Mike Leavitt's simple declaration of his key focus areas. It complements the HHS strategic plan and outlines what Secretary Leavitt will spend at least half of his time on. It includes actions the Department can complete within 500 days that will yield results within 5,000 days.
bullet Sermo
An online community, created by physicians for physicians, where physicians around the nation exchange the latest medical insights with each other and improve patient outcomes - 24/7. Here, physicians aggregate observations from their daily practice and then - rapidly and in large numbers - challenge or corroborate each others opinions, accelerating the emergence of trends and new insights on medications, devices and treatments. The physicians can then apply the collective knowledge to achieve better outcomes for their patients.
bullet Solucient's 100 Top Hospitals
Modern Healthcare's Supplement on the 100 Top Hospitals as designated by Solucient, an Evanston, Ill.-based healthcare information company.
bullet State and Local HIT Sites
A list of links, compiled by Government Health IT magazine, to state and local healthcare information technology web sites in the United States.
bullet State Legislation Tracking Center
eHealth InitiativeਥHI) service, created by by Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, that lists state-by-state information on bills that have been proposed, are pending or have passed that involve health information technology or health information exchange. The list is updated bi-weekly to keep eHealth Initiative and its Connecting Communities members regularly apprised of legislative action as it happens.
bullet State RHIO Consensus Project
Development of Consensus Best Practices for State-level Regional Health Information Organizations: A study is being conducted by the Foundation of Research and Education (FORE) of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) that will develop best practices and document successful model(s) for state-level regional health information organizations (RHIOs) in the areas of governance, structure, financing and health information exchange policies. The study is under contract to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)) and will produce public domain information on RHIO best practices.
bullet Technology for Long Term Care
A Web site for professionals engaged in planning, designing, managing, researching, and care giving in long-term care settings. Technology for Long Term Care is the result of a research project initiative by the Department of Health and Human Services to address barriers to bringing new technologies into residential care settings.
bullet The Connecting for Health Common Framework: Resources for Implementing Private and Secure Health Information Exchange
An essential set of technical and policy resources, provided by the Connecting for Health public-private collaborative, for private and secure health information sharing among existing and developing health information networks. All of the Connecting for Health Common Framework resources are available at no cost.
bullet The IBM Center for Healthcare Management
Provides insight into critical healthcare issues confronting healthcare organizations and government agencies worldwide. Its mandate is to promote the development of innovative ideas, research and best practices that enable healthcare leaders to create strategic management solutions.
bullet The IOM Health Care Quality Initiative
Ongoing effort of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that is focused on assessing and improving the nationà±µality of care.
bullet The Med Form
Helps people track the medications they are taking from prescription to over-the-counter herbals and vitamins. This document is designed to provide physicians and others with a current list of a person's medicines.
bullet The Medem Network: Connecting Physicians and Patients
Physician-patient communications network, designed to facilitate online access to information and care for more than 90,000 physicians, their practices and their patients, while saving patients time and money and helping physicians generate revenue.
bullet TransforMED National Demonstration Project
An initiative of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to provide consultation and support to physicians who want to change their practices into a 嬡tionship-centered personal medical home.䲡nsforMED is designed to make family medicine ᴩent centered, quality focused and cost-effective." The project was designed based on a model proposed two years ago in AAFPƵture of Family Medicine Project report.
bullet Transforming Health Care: The Presidentȥalth Information Technology Plan
The health information technology plan of President George W. Bush.
bullet Up & Comers
Witt/Kieffer and Modern Healthcare's list of rising young stars in healthcare management who champion the delivery of quality healthcare in the United States.
bullet Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Information Architecture
The Architecture provides a technical framework to promote one technology vision across the VHA so that corporate systems and systems across Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) are interoperable. The framework is designed to be flexible, and is updated as new needs are identified.

 

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