By Bernie Monegain 02:57 pm April 29, 2015
After a year of listening to patients, innovators, researchers, providers, consumers and regulators, Energy and Commerce Committee leaders from both parties have released a draft bill aimed at furthering its work on the 21st Century Cures initiative.
Woman with laptop
By Bernie Monegain 10:21 am April 23, 2015
With a meaningful use requirement for healthcare organizations to drive at least 5 percent of their patients to an online portal, KLAS finds that three vendors have more than 20 percent of their customers' patients accessing the portal, far surpassing the requisite.
By Bernie Monegain 10:45 am April 21, 2015
It seems that all anyone had to do was ask. Just a few days after ONC reprimanded EHR vendors for charging fees for exchanging patient data, Epic CEO Judy Faulkner reportedly announced at HIMSS15 that Epic would drop fees until at least 2020.
Attendees at the Clinicspectrum booth
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 12:10 am April 15, 2015
Our columnist has survived her first three days of HIMSS15. She offers some impressions about the show's hot topics (meaningful use, analytics), its after-hours social scene and the vast enormity of Chicago's McCormick Place.
smartphone with apps coming out
By Frank Irving 06:59 pm April 14, 2015
Have a great idea for a new way to interact with EHR data? An emerging platform enables you to build your own app or use another from an open community.
Apple watches
By Eric Wicklund 06:43 pm April 13, 2015
One of the hottest mHealth devices at HIMSS15 isn't even available yet.
Crowd of people
By Mike Miliard 11:00 am April 09, 2015
About five dozen provider sites across 15 states are currently live with services from CommonWell Health Alliance, the vendor-led interoperability initiative. On Thursday, the group says it plans to grow that number to 5,000 nationwide in 2015.
Stressed doctor
By Erin McCann 11:08 am April 06, 2015
WEDI's newest survey of ICD-10 readiness among providers, vendors and health plans is out. And the progress report is not as promising as officials had hoped.
Hands coming together
By Mike Miliard 11:06 am April 01, 2015
Another EHR heavy-hitter has signed on to the CommonWell Health Alliance, joining several other health IT companies as new additions to the vendor-led interoperability organization and greatly expanding its market footprint.
By Mike Miliard 10:39 am March 31, 2015
An Ohio-based hospital is the latest provider to sign on with CommonWell Health Alliance, a step that will give its clinicians the ability to see patient data from other health organizations within its EHR.

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