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How Much Does A Facebook Fan Cost? $1.07 - Digits. How GE gets information into staffers’ smartphones. What Specialty or Clinic Type Is Most Likely To Use EHRs and Clinical Decision Support Tools? - Data Points. ONC Starts Direct Project Pilots in Minnesota and Rhode Island. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has launched in Minnesota and Rhode Island the first pilot demonstrations of the Direct Project for simple electronic health information exchanges, Modern Healthcare reports (McKinney, Modern Healthcare, 2/2).

ONC Starts Direct Project Pilots in Minnesota and Rhode Island

Direct Project Details The Direct Project is a streamlined version of the Nationwide Health Information Network and is designed to help health care providers with limited resources meet criteria for the meaningful use program. Doctors asking patients to sign gag orders to stop unfavorable online comments. Doctors, Public Agree on Many Health IT Priorities, Report Finds. Physicians and patients generally agree about several major health IT priorities, such as the importance of health data sharing, according to a new study by the Markle Foundation, Modern Healthcare reports (McKinney, Modern Healthcare, 1/31).

Doctors, Public Agree on Many Health IT Priorities, Report Finds

For the report, researchers surveyed 779 physicians and 1,582 adults from the general public about their views on the implementation of health IT (Merrill, Healthcare IT News, 1/31). Key Findings The survey found that: In addition, 85% of patients and 36% of physicians described themselves as "not very" or "not at all" familiar with the federal incentive payment program for the meaningful use of electronic health records. Under the 2009 economic stimulus package, health care providers who demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health records will qualify for Medicaid and Medicare incentive payments.

Conclusions. Report: 80% of Internet Users Seek Online Health Information. Looking up health information is the third most common online activity among U.S.

Report: 80% of Internet Users Seek Online Health Information

Internet users, with eight out of 10 Internet users reporting doing so, according to a new report released on Tuesday, the Washington Post reports (Szokan, Washington Post, 2/1). The report is the result of a collaboration between the Pew Internet Project and the California HealthCare Foundation. CHCF publishes iHealthBeat. Key Findings Among Internet users who go online for health information: 48% said they search for online health information on behalf of someone else; 36% said they use the Internet to look up health information for themselves; and 11% said they search for online health information for themselves and for others. In addition, researchers noted that the five most popular types of health-related Web searches are for information on: Searches on Mobile Devices According to the report, smart phones and mobile devices have changed how people use the Internet to search for health information. Health Topics.

By Susannah Fox Food safety, drug safety, and pregnancy information are among eight new topics included in our survey.

Health Topics

Health information remains one of the most important subjects that internet users research online. The Pew Internet Project and California HealthCare Foundation have added eight new topics to our national survey measuring internet users’ interest in health information: Symptoms and treatments continue to dominate internet users’ health searches. Six topics were repeated from previous surveys, in some cases adding to trends that date back to 2002: Looking for health information is the third most popular online activity measured in our surveys. Food safety, drug safety, and pregnancy information are among eight new topics included in our survey.