Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act

congressional meeting
By Susan Morse 03:55 pm December 15, 2015
Congress on Wednesday will consider legislation to allow physicians working in ambulatory surgical centers to receive the same payment incentives for meaningful use of electronic health records as doctors in other settings.
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By Jessica Davis 03:57 pm December 01, 2015
Health IT is moving toward a consumer engagement focus to fuel population health. But despite a growing patient demand for electronic access to personal health records, technical and political barriers often limit the amount, value and accessibility of data.
Pamela Arora
By Mike Miliard 04:04 pm November 16, 2015
Pamela Arora, senior vice president and chief information officer at Children's Medical Center Dallas talks about her data security challenges and how partnering with organizations such as HITRUST can help keep pace with a "changing landscape."
buried in paperwork
By Jessica Davis 12:05 pm October 26, 2015
Desk audits are scheduled to begin in 2016. Here's what healthcare organizations can do now to prepare.
$100 bill
By Erin McCann 03:10 pm September 29, 2015
A group of individuals has slapped two D.C. hospitals with a class action lawsuit, alleging that their charges for requesting medical records -- ranging from $1,168 to $2,500 -- violate state and federal regulations.
Jodi Daniel
By Mike Miliard 02:19 pm September 22, 2015
A year since the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT saw a spate of high-profile departures, another longtime veteran of the agency will be leaving this fall. Policy director Jodi Daniel will step down in October after a decade.
Bend in the road
By Mike Miliard 02:15 pm September 21, 2015
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation surveys the state of a digitizing health system in a new report, taking stock of the meaningful use program's successes and limitations -- and forecasting emerging healthcare trends.
Treasure map
By Tom Sullivan 11:51 am September 08, 2015
Even though it has felt, perhaps, as if the opposite was true for several years, hospitals and medical practices are captains of their own ICD-10 ships -- a fact that's more apparent now, literally days from shore, than ever before.
Person helping another
By John W. Loonsk, MD 08:25 am August 31, 2015
Health IT interoperability is hard. But is it really as hard as it is being made out to be?
Butterfly emerging
By Mike Miliard 09:40 am August 25, 2015
By now, everyone's got an EMR. And most providers are also making use of ancillary technologies to help harness patient data toward more efficient care and better outcomes. But many species of health IT are still surprisingly underused in the U.S. hospital market.

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