By Mary Mosquera 09:40 am September 04, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) needs a health information service provider to deploy the Direct secure messaging protocol to make it easier and more automated for providers to send data to the National Healthcare Safety Network.
By Mary Mosquera 09:28 am September 04, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) needs a health information service provider to deploy the Direct secure messaging protocol. the goal is to make it easier for providers to send data to the National Healthcare Safety Network.
By Mary Mosquera 09:41 am August 31, 2012
The Health Information Exchange of Montana (HIEM), a consortium of hospitals and community health centers in the northern part of the state, led a partnership including the Federal Communications Commission, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and local telecom providers to update its fiber optics connections.
By Mary Mosquera 06:44 am August 30, 2012
National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, has put vendors on notice that he's serious about data exchange, and will be monitoring their progress on interoperability.
By Mary Mosquera 10:07 am August 28, 2012
The Hawaii Island Beacon Community is focused on improving care for individuals with complex chronic conditions to avoid hospital readmissions, and engaging patients to better understand and get involved in their care. Contributing Editor Mary Mosquera saw first-hand how it works.
By Mary Mosquera 09:50 am August 23, 2012
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected 500 primary care practices in seven regions around the country to participate in a partnership with CMS, state Medicaid agencies, commercial health plans and self-insured businesses. The aim is to improve access to quality care and cut costs.
By Mary Mosquera 10:01 am August 22, 2012
The U.S. Coast Guard wants to acquire an interface for its Integrated Health Information System so providers and staff can access and update electronic health records using laptops, smart phones and other mobile devices.
By Mary Mosquera 09:24 am August 17, 2012
Most of the headlines about the choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate for presidential candidate Mitt Romney have screamed about how the author of the House budget plan would upend the Medicare program and upset seniors' certainty about healthcare. Ryan's plans for Medicaid, however, are more extreme and immediate.
By Mary Mosquera 10:00 am August 16, 2012
Broadband networks are spurring improved quality and helping lower the cost of care in rural areas by reducing time to access of critical treatment and increasing the resources available to diagnose conditions.
By Mary Mosquera 02:37 pm August 10, 2012
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT wants to automate for all patients the Blue Button feature that is currently available to veterans, military service members and Medicare beneficiaries to obtain their health information.