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

stressed doctor
By Jack McCarthy 10:08 am August 13, 2015
Even after $30 billion in taxpayer money spent on funding the digitization of America's healthcare system more than half of doctors view EHRs as having a negative impact on cost, efficiency and productivity.
stethoscope on money
By Diana Manos 07:58 am August 13, 2015
With the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System slated to kick in during meaningful use Stage 3, some industry insiders are forecasting trouble among providers.
Network
By Mike Miliard 09:28 am July 29, 2015
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is disbursing about $38 million in grants to 20 organizations, working to drive better information exchange for care coordination and population health.
Elderly patient and doc with tablet
By Bernie Monegain 06:38 am July 22, 2015
Proposed new rules for long-term care facilities recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could spur an uptake of EHRs by nursing homes, which many feel were left behind by meaningful use.
RX script on a tablet
By Bernie Monegain 10:07 am June 18, 2015
The global e-prescribing market, valued at $250 million in 2013, is expected to grow at a 23.5 percent compound annual rate, reaching an estimated value of $888 million by 2019, according to a recent report.
Padlock on computer chip
By Bernie Monegain 11:00 am May 14, 2015
Developing new cures for the thousands of diseases for which there is none may seem all well and good -- but some patient advocates say the 21st Century Cures initiative launched by a House of Representatives panel is throwing privacy out the window.
Snooping employees
By Erin McCann 11:03 am May 11, 2015
When it comes to healthcare data security breaches, law firms can offer firsthand insight into what they see from their clients. A new report sheds light on the No. 1 cause of security incidents for which companies sought legal guidance.
Frustrated doctor
By Sherree Geyer 10:10 am May 11, 2015
Recent repeal of the sustainable growth rate formula, which benchmarked reimbursement to the U.S. gross domestic product, could complicate things for IT systems already overburdened with federal reporting regulations.
Stethoscope key on keyboard
By Steve Nilsen 10:35 am April 20, 2015
With one foot in clinical care and the other in technology, chief medical information officers are well positioned as information technology is perhaps one of the most important strategic levers to advance the triple aim of healthcare.
Jon White
By Mike Miliard 06:45 pm April 14, 2015
Jon White, MD, acting deputy national coordinator for health IT, has been coming to the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition since 2004. Back then, the Office of the National Coordinator didn't even yet exist.

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