Spain’s Regional Extremadura Government Launches Electronic Prescription System With IBM

June 6, 2009

The Extremadura Regional Government of Spain and IBM (NYSE: IBM) have launched an electronic prescription system in 680 pharmacies in Extremadura, where health centres and pharmacies are now computerised and able to prescribe and dispense prescription medications electronically.

Electronic prescriptions make it easier for patients and doctors to monitor and control treatment. It also improves the quality of care as doctors have up to 30% more time for patient consultations, according to Extremadura Health Service.
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HHS Receives More Than 30 Applications For Electronic Health Records Pilot Program

December 24, 2008

HHS has received more than 30 applications from communities that seek to participate in a Medicare pilot program that uses electronic health records, CQ HealthBeat reports (CQ HealthBeat, 5/20).

Under the pilot program, HHS and CMS will recruit 100 physician practices in 12 communities to participate, with an additional 100 practices in the communities selected to serve as a randomized control group. Physician practices that participate in the pilot program will receive bonuses of as much as $58,000 per physician or as much as $290,000 per practice after they implement EHRs and meet certain quality standards over a period of five years (Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report, 3/12).
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HHS Receives More Than 30 Applications For Electronic Health Records Pilot Program

December 24, 2008

HHS has received more than 30 applications from communities that seek to participate in a Medicare pilot program that uses electronic health records, CQ HealthBeat reports (CQ HealthBeat, 5/20).

Under the pilot program, HHS and CMS will recruit 100 physician practices in 12 communities to participate, with an additional 100 practices in the communities selected to serve as a randomized control group. Physician practices that participate in the pilot program will receive bonuses of as much as $58,000 per physician or as much as $290,000 per practice after they implement EHRs and meet certain quality standards over a period of five years (Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report, 3/12).
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HHS Receives More Than 30 Applications For Electronic Health Records Pilot Program

May 24, 2008

HHS has received more than 30 applications from communities that seek to participate in a Medicare pilot program that uses electronic health records, CQ HealthBeat reports (CQ HealthBeat, 5/20).

Under the pilot program, HHS and CMS will recruit 100 physician practices in 12 communities to participate, with an additional 100 practices in the communities selected to serve as a randomized control group. Physician practices that participate in the pilot program will receive bonuses of as much as $58,000 per physician or as much as $290,000 per practice after they implement EHRs and meet certain quality standards over a period of five years (Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report, 3/12).
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HHS Receives More Than 30 Applications For Electronic Health Records Pilot Program

May 24, 2008

HHS has received more than 30 applications from communities that seek to participate in a Medicare pilot program that uses electronic health records, CQ HealthBeat reports (CQ HealthBeat, 5/20).

Under the pilot program, HHS and CMS will recruit 100 physician practices in 12 communities to participate, with an additional 100 practices in the communities selected to serve as a randomized control group. Physician practices that participate in the pilot program will receive bonuses of as much as $58,000 per physician or as much as $290,000 per practice after they implement EHRs and meet certain quality standards over a period of five years (Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report, 3/12).
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