By Mike Miliard 12:00 am January 01, 2013
As the National Football League playoffs kick-off this month, there will be no shortage of excitement on the gridiron. There will also be one big difference taking place behind the scenes: The NFL will make the switch from paper to electronic health records.
By Erin McCann 03:53 pm December 27, 2012
Officials at the St. Paul, Minn.-based HealthEast Care System have approved a five-year $135 million allocation to build a new electronic health record (EHR) system, the Pioneer Press reports.
By Mike Miliard 10:56 am November 19, 2012
The National Football League (NFL) will make the switch from paper to electronic health records, contracting with ambulatory vendor eClinicalWorks to serve 32 teams nationwide.
By Bernie Monegain 10:19 am November 07, 2012
Connectivity issues persist with health information exchange, driving healthcare providers to give their HIE vendors low scores for customer satisfaction, according to a new report from research firm KLAS.
By Bernie Monegain 10:47 am October 08, 2012
Although cloud computing offers significant advantages to healthcare organizations, security of patient information, interoperability and compliance with government regulations are some factors that are slowing down the market, according to a recent report. But experts say it's these very factors that are also driving many providers to the cloud.
By Erin McCann 10:44 am October 01, 2012
Nearly half of U.S. physician groups plan to join a health information exchange (HIE), according to the findings of a new CapSite ambulatory EHR report released Friday.
By Erin McCann 01:43 pm September 14, 2012
Some 71 percent of U.S. hospitals plan to purchase new health information exchange solutions, according to findings from a new study released Friday.
By Mary Mosquera 05:35 am September 12, 2012
Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national health IT coordinator, has challenged vendors to make it easy for consumers by early 2013 to view, download and transmit to another party their health information in the form of a Blue Button feature.
By Erin McCann 08:24 am July 10, 2012
A new accountable care network (ACN) is in town. Putting health information technology to work, the network – organized by the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) – aims to reduce hospital readmissions and improve quality of care for chronically ill patients.
By Mike Miliard 08:30 am June 07, 2012
MedAssurant this week announced the formal launch of its new name: Inovalon, Inc. Company officials say Inovalon is a newly-coined term, created by combining innovation, value and action; within the name are also key elements of the words nova and valor.

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