Molly Merrill is the Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News. She covers physician practice IT issues and national breaking news.
By Molly Merrill 02:30 pm October 06, 2011
A new report from Jackson & Coker that breaks down smartphone and medical app adoption by physician specialty, shows emergency physicians in the lead.
By Molly Merrill 02:09 pm October 06, 2011
A new study profiling how five physician practices successfully overcame their e-prescribing challenges has determined that the common thread among them was that each had carefully moved through three phrases: planning, implementation and use of the systems.
By Molly Merrill 11:05 am October 06, 2011
The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance and the Access to Medical Imaging Coalition have called on Congress to reject the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's proposal for Medicare to use prior authorization for advanced imaging services, which is part of a broader plan aimed at saving the healthcare system $319 billion over the next decade.
By Molly Merrill 03:56 pm October 04, 2011
Telestroke technology, which links remote community hospitals with stroke neurologists in large centers, can provide the same level of care as having all parties in the same room, according to a new study.
By Molly Merrill 03:34 pm October 04, 2011
The Measure Applications Partnership (MAP), a public-private partnership convened by the National Quality Forum, released two reports Tuesday that pointed to specific opportunities for more coordinated approaches to making healthcare safer and enhancing clinical performance.
By Molly Merrill 10:20 am October 04, 2011
A new study finds that physicians believe preventing diagnostic errors can be aided using technologies such as decision support and artificial intelligence, but they will never replace the physician's role in diagnosis.
By Molly Merrill 09:28 am October 04, 2011
Two surgeons from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are touting the benefits of social media to their colleagues as a way to disseminate accurate information to their trainees and patients.
By Molly Merrill 10:37 am October 03, 2011
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT recently awarded a contract to APP Design, Inc., to be part of its electronic consent pilot project.
By Molly Merrill 10:01 am October 03, 2011
Rock Health, a seed accelerator for Web and mobile health applications, is now accepting applications for the second class of start-ups in its digital health program.
By Molly Merrill 09:40 am October 03, 2011
HealthPort announced Monday that it is the first Health Information Handler to successfully transmit records via the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' electronic submission of medical documentation (esMD) gateway for information exchange from healthcare providers.