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MassVetsAdvisor.org launches Memorial Day weekend: Services and support for veterans just a click away with new web portal Posted on May 25

By U.S. Army Reservist Kyle Toto I joined the U.S. Army Reserves because I wanted to give back to my country and to carry on a tradition that had been in my family for three generations. After being in the reserves for three years, my   …Continue Reading MassVetsAdvisor.org launches Memorial Day weekend: Services and support for veterans just a click away with new web portal

MassHealth begins paying incentives to providers who adopt and use Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Posted on May 10

By MassHealth Health IT Project Manager Deborah Schiel Recently, I was referred to a specialist by my primary care physician. Prior to the appointment, the new physician requested my medical records so he could review my health history. It seemed easy enough. Since my physician   …Continue Reading MassHealth begins paying incentives to providers who adopt and use Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission goes global Posted on Nov 9

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission goes global

By MRC Commissioner Charles Carr Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with a dozen advocates and people with disabilities from Iraq, Oman, Yemen, Kuwait and Jordan. The delegation – sponsored by the U.S. State Department and hosted by WorldBoston, a non- profit agency   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission goes global

Assistive technology is changing the accessibility landscape and daily life for us all Posted on Sep 22

Assistive technology is changing the accessibility landscape and daily life for us all

By Assistant Secretary for Disability Policies and Programs Christine Griffin Over the past 25 years, we have witnessed the advent of innovative assistive technology–everything from “kneeling buses” to software for computers that speak to blind or visually-impaired individuals to video phones that allow individuals who   …Continue Reading Assistive technology is changing the accessibility landscape and daily life for us all

Governor Patrick’s second annual HIT conference highlights Massachusetts’ leadership Posted on May 11

By David Martin Governor Patrick and his health information technology team just wrapped up the Governor's 2nd annual health IT conference at the DCU Center in Worcester. The conference, “Health Information Technology: Improving Health Care and the Economy,” featured a keynote address by the Governor,   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick’s second annual HIT conference highlights Massachusetts’ leadership

A sometimes ‘tricky’ but important tool: The utility of social media Posted on Apr 25

A sometimes ‘tricky’ but important tool: The utility of social media

By Dr. JudyAnn Bigby Last week the Boston Globe reported here on how social media can be a helpful, yet tricky tool for physicians and their ability to communicate with patients. Although I did not actively participate in using tools such as Facebook and Twitter when   …Continue Reading A sometimes ‘tricky’ but important tool: The utility of social media