National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, is stepping into a new role within Health and Human Services – with a focus on Ebola and other public health issues. ONC Chief Operating Officer Lisa A. Lewis has been named acting national coordinator. More
Today’s Headlines
With basic health IT now near-ubiquitous across healthcare, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia...
Operating costs, ICD-10, keeping pace with new technologies, and surviving in a world of changing...
Commercial insurers inaccurately process about 20 percent of claims filed by medical practices. It...
With more than 350 exhibitors on the show floor, including many for the first time, MGMA's exhibit...
"I've never seen this level of frustration in our membership, as I have in the past six to...
The healthcare industry is swimming in Social Security numbers, thanks to the necessities of patient...
In what's being hailed as a "spectacular success story," the World Health Organization...
Boston Children's Hospital has named three finalists to compete for $30,000 and investment advice...
"It isn't out of the realm of the possible" that medical device security flaws could...
While Ebola stokes public anxiety, more than one in six hospitals -- including some top medical centers...
 
SPOTLIGHT In case you missed it Here are some recent Healthcare IT News reports on industry issues.
Chart decrease
Cash flow into the healthcare IT sector may just have reached its limit. Coming down from a torrid second quarter, Q3 venture capital funding for ...More
computers and code
Here's the good news: Seventy-seven percent of free-standing physician practices have an ambulatory electronic medical record system installed, and a robust 90 percent of hospital-owned ...More
Erica Galvez
ONC's work to drive interoperability is under perhaps more intense scrutiny than ever. Yet, a sense emerged on Wednesday morning during a meeting of the ...More
Capitol
National coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, revealed on Tuesday that ONC now has a new Chief Privacy Officer. "She brings a set of rich experiences at ...More
University of California Davis Health System
An academic medical center in California is notifying patients of a HIPAA breach after officials discovered that a physician's email account had been hacked by ...More
Google
Tech giant Google is trying out the telehealth waters, after reports last week confirmed the company was in the trial phase of a video-based platform ...More
Man with laptop and tools
A coalition of healthcare associations today called on HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to revamp the meaningful use program. "Without changes to the MU program and ...More
Crumbling foundation
Providers have begun to make targeted use of leading-edge technologies to optimize their electronic medical records, but the vast majority don't yet have the IT ...More
Karen DeSalvo, MD
Stage 2 of meaningful use is supposed to be about interoperability of data, with electronic records flowing securely between sites as needed to help hospitals ...More