Molly Merrill is the Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News. She covers physician practice IT issues and national breaking news.
By Molly Merrill 01:28 pm September 27, 2011
There is great variability in the standards used to ensure social media sites provide effective information and good answers to health questions, according to a new survey that examined diabetes-related sites.
By Molly Merrill 10:22 am September 27, 2011
Two groups join to form the Health Information Network of Arizona (HINAz), which will begin by providing information to emergency departments and urgent care facilities.
By Molly Merrill 08:57 am September 27, 2011
Practice Fusion debuted a prototype Tuesday of its native iOS mobile application for the iPhone at the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco.
By Molly Merrill 08:42 am September 27, 2011
The Health Information Network of Arizona (HINAz) and Axolotl Corp., now known as OptumInsight, have partnered to create a statewide health information exchange network in Arizona.
By Molly Merrill 10:10 am September 26, 2011
Online community support holds great promise for creating healthy habits, according to a new study of a mobile health application geared toward helping people quit smoking.
By Molly Merrill 09:27 am September 26, 2011
Contrary to popular belief, a new study has found that older physicians who are busier and see more patients with more complex needs are more likely to use new EHR functionality than younger clinicians.
By Molly Merrill 08:56 am September 26, 2011
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced up to $13.2 million in new grants to support the expansion of health information technology in settings that serve people with mental and substance use disorders.
By Molly Merrill 04:43 pm September 22, 2011
The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) named California's top performing physician organizations on Thursday, based on its statewide pay for performance program measures.
By Molly Merrill 03:40 pm September 22, 2011
Breast imaging reports generated using an automatic speech recognition system are nearly six times more likely to contain major errors than those generated with conventional dictation transcription, a new study finds.
By Molly Merrill 08:30 pm September 21, 2011
A new computerized family history tool aimed at allowing providers to take a detailed family history during the first prenatal visit, helping screen for inherited conditions and preterm birth, is being piloted by the March of Dimes and its partner organizations.