Molly Merrill is the Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News. She covers physician practice IT issues and national breaking news.
By Molly Merrill 09:26 am September 20, 2011
A new health research initiative called the Health Care Cost Institute was launched Tuesday, providing researchers and policymakers access to medical claims data from four major insurers and the federal government in order to offer new insights into healthcare costs, utilization and intensity.
By Molly Merrill 10:16 am September 19, 2011
University of Utah engineers say wireless technology will one day be used to noninvasively measure the breathing of surgery patients, adults with sleep apnea and babies at risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
By Molly Merrill 09:38 am September 19, 2011
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new recommendations and initiatives Monday to support health text messaging and mobile health programs.
By Molly Merrill 03:27 pm September 15, 2011
First- and second-year students at Weill Cornell Medical College are being provided with new iPads, which will be synched with EMRs for training during their clerkships.
By Molly Merrill 10:05 am September 15, 2011
The American Medical Informatics Association argues that when it comes to oversight of clinical decision support systems, the most critical factor in determining the risk classification of different types of software is whether the CDS is mediated by a human being or not.
By Molly Merrill 09:20 am September 15, 2011
A new study found that the criteria for hospitals to meet meaningful use of electronic medication order entry for Stage 1 is too low to have a significant impact on hospital mortality rates among Medicare patients.
By Molly Merrill 11:24 am September 13, 2011
The 2011 HIMSS Davies Award Winners were announced Tuesday during a conference that was part of National Health Information Technology Week. Officials have also changed the criteria for next year's awards, aligning them with the HIMSS Analytics EMR adoption model.
By Molly Merrill 09:01 am September 13, 2011
Health 2.0 and ONC on Monday launched competitions to develop new health IT apps aimed at easing the transition from hospital to home and reporting medical device adverse events.
By Molly Merrill 08:40 am September 13, 2011
Additional funds support technologies that make "tangible differences in the lives of everyday Americans," official says.
By Molly Merrill 03:58 pm September 12, 2011
The Mayo Clinic has created a Healthy Aging and Independent Living Lab, aiming to pilot new services and technologies from companies such as Best Buy, which was announced as the "founding consortium member" of the clinic on Monday.