Electronic Health Record (EHR)

By Madelyn Kearns 04:43 pm August 02, 2012
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has added its name to the pile of physician organizations protesting the House appropriations bill set to expunge funding for the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and other programs integral to primary care practices.
By Bernie Monegain 03:55 pm August 02, 2012
The GAO is urging the IRS to improve collection of taxes from Medicaid providers after the federal watchdog found that about 7,000 Medicaid providers, who received about $6.6 billion in Medicaid reimbursements during 2009, including ARRA funds, owed the government approximately $791 million in unpaid taxes.
By Michelle McNickle 11:31 am August 02, 2012
A lot has been written about meaningful use, and although many claim it's "all good," one expert believes its drawbacks, such as the cost of IT and the changes it means for a doctor's practice, could outweigh the benefits of potential HITECH Act stimulus funds.
By Erin McCann 11:24 am August 02, 2012
Health information technology is etching a name for itself in hospital operating rooms nationwide, according to a new survey published Thursday, which finds a majority of hospital executives looking to health IT to increase efficiency, manage workflow and drive successful outcomes.
By Bernie Monegain 10:32 am August 02, 2012
Rising wealth, aging and growing populations, demand for quality healthcare and an increase in the number of hospitals are driving growth for the healthcare information technology markets in Indonesia and Vietnam, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.
By Mary Mosquera 09:55 am August 02, 2012
There's a new checklist coming to town -- and it won't be easy. Stage 3 meaningful use measures -- from CDS and care coordination, to quality and safety, patient engagement and population health -- are more numerous and more complex.
By Mike Miliard 10:32 am August 01, 2012
As it works to improve the quality of care for veterans, especially those returning from recent conflicts, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a project through which care providers can access clinical information via HEALTHeLINK, Western New York's clinical information exchange.
By Erin McCann 10:31 am August 01, 2012
Clinical analytics and business intelligence tools have emerged as a top priority for hospital IT leaders who are moving towards accountable care adoption, according to a new Black Book Rankings survey.
By Bernie Monegain 09:57 am August 01, 2012
More needs to be done to assure patients that their personal medical information will be safe and secure as the nation switches to electronic health records, according to a new survey.
By Mike Miliard 10:31 am July 31, 2012
GE Healthcare deployed all manner of health IT at the 2012 Olympics, from electronic medical records to anti-doping technology. A new virtual video tour offers an up-close look at the imaging capabilities of its Olympic Village Polyclinic.

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