Electronic Health Record (EHR)
11:31 am November 15, 2012
Companies and their employees have a lot to gain from on-site health clinics, but fear over health information privacy still remains a hurdle, according to speakers at the 17th Annual National Business Coalition on Health, held Nov. 12-14.
11:11 am November 15, 2012
A new survey released Thursday sheds light on health IT trends currently affecting the industry, with data showing that interoperability and costs are chief concerns for healthcare providers.
10:50 am November 15, 2012
The American Health Information Management Association is partnering with the Delta Regional Authority on a pilot project aimed at speeding the adoption of electronic health records in the Delta region by initiating a revolving micro-loan program.
09:52 am November 15, 2012
Sixty-nine percent of U.S. primary care physicians reported using electronic medical records in 2012 -- up from 46 percent in 2009, according to findings from the 2012 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey. But in the U.S., just 11 percent of physicians said they had referral information available when it was needed.
09:00 am November 15, 2012
The Hospital Italiano offers a course specializing in health IT as part of its HIBA residency program through its University Institute. The course trains recently graduated doctors in supporting the work of other doctors.
10:57 am November 14, 2012
More and more, health IT is expanding from the clinical into the commercial realm. With patient engagement so crucial to the transformation of care delivery, that's a good thing. But some consumer technologies are better than others.
10:16 am November 14, 2012
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has added descriptive specification sheets for meaningful use Stage 2 to help eligible physicians and hospitals participate and complete the measures for the electronic health record incentive programs.
03:02 pm November 13, 2012
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) announced Tuesday that it will partner with DirectTrust.org to create a national accreditation program for health information service providers.
11:00 am November 13, 2012
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday the first batch of the HHS External Innovation Fellows, who -- over the next year -- will be working on projects focused on solving critical healthcare problems.
10:55 am November 12, 2012
Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman made it official Thursday: His firm is indeed looking at what it calls "strategic alternatives" amidst recent speculation about a sale of the company. Tullman also announced falling sales in Q3, with net income for the quarter nearly $10 million less than a year ago -- $9.4 million, compared with $19.1 million.