Government & Policy

By Jack McCarthy 07:55 am November 30, 2015
The OIG said the audit shows an "overall lack of compliance that seems to permeate the agency's IT security program."
By Hamid Tabatabaie 09:39 am November 25, 2015
ONC has a 10-year plan for interoperability. For some observers outside the health IT sector, that may seem like too long to wait. But one vendor who's been "fighting the interoperability battle" for eight years so far says that sounds about right.
By John Halamka 09:09 am November 18, 2015
As expected, John Halamka, MD, received a large number of comments on his post about his suggestions for the path to meaningful use. In this follow-up, he continues the dialog.
By Jeff Rowe 11:21 am November 16, 2015
Has the wholesale introduction of EHRs into healthcare organizations has resulted in transitional chaos or created enduring harm?
By Travis Bond 08:24 am November 16, 2015
By leveraging a few key strategies, you can greatly simplify the reporting process and begin realizing the financial benefits of the code more quickly than you might expect.
By John Halamka 09:18 am November 11, 2015
Recognizing that "there are many who will find my conclusions politically unpopular," Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, offers his assessment of the meaningful use program, and a counterproposal he says will better serve stakeholders.
By Jack McCarthy 07:58 am October 30, 2015
Projects will take place in various health care environments, including the Emergency Department, inpatient and outpatient units, and will focus on diverse conditions.
By Irv Lichtenwald 10:46 am October 28, 2015
Context and perspective matter. And it's often both context and perspective that are lacking from the daily snapshots we get of health information technology, meaningful use, interoperability and the progress we are either making or not making, depending on your perspective.
By Jeff Rowe 10:31 am October 22, 2015
Three medical centers reveal new studies using Apple's software for a range of conditions, including autism, epilepsy, and melanoma.
By Eric Wicklund 04:55 pm October 19, 2015
'This is a step in the right direction, but many providers are not using the program, they're not in compliance ... and they're missing out on revenues.'

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