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

Maze of roads
By John W. Loonsk, MD 11:06 am April 06, 2015
Despite all the recent industry-wide discussion, objective measures suggest that health IT interoperability is still only barely simmering, says John Loonsk, MD.
Keyboard with stethoscope
By Mike Miliard 10:07 am March 25, 2015
"The interviews really brought it to life; it was fun to do," says Robert Wachter, MD, of the 90 or so people, from across the healthcare industry and beyond, he spoke to for his probing and sometimes provocative new book, "The Digital Doctor."
US Capitol
By Bernie Monegain 10:56 am March 06, 2015
Five Republican senators -- the same group that in 2013 called for a "reboot" of the HITECH Act -- are pressing on with their efforts to drive changes in how health IT is deployed, especially with regard to interoperability.
Open door
By Brian Ahier 10:04 am February 18, 2015
While the collection and sharing of health data has yet to significantly impact care cost or quality, it has laid the foundation for the move toward population health management. The future for health IT starts now.
Screens with snooping eye
By Chris Nerney 01:29 pm February 10, 2015
HIPAA created many rules that protect the privacy of patients and ensure the security of healthcare data. But the law left a big loophole regarding third-party entities which legally have access to protected health information from organizations that are required to be HIPAA-compliant.
confused man at laptop
By Neil Versel 11:13 am January 29, 2015
After four years and $60 million, ONC's Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects program has pretty much wound down. Has it made electronic health records any more usable?
Venture funding for healthcare IT is at an all-time high.
By Bernie Monegain 09:10 am January 19, 2015
Venture capital funding in the healthcare IT sector more than doubled in 2014, coming in at $4.7 billion in 670 deals, according to Mercom Capital Group.
CIOs and docs in meeting
By Pamela Dixon 08:57 am January 06, 2015
While healthcare chief information officers have been taking on more and more responsibility, staff and budgets in recent years, many have argued that their strategic capabilities are under-utilized. A new survey from SSi-SEARCH finds greater strategic alignment coming to the role of the CIO.
US map
By Mike Miliard 11:06 am January 02, 2015
While "persistent challenges and barriers" related to infrastructure and funding continue to vex state health information exchanges, there's still ample need for their services and plenty of opportunity at the state and federal levels to keep supporting them, according to a new report presented to ONC.
Gear illustration
By Pamela Dixon 10:29 am December 29, 2014
Retained, executive search firm, SSi-SEARCH, reveals new findings in its 2014 annual CIO survey results, designed to capture insights on how the CIO role is evolving. Among the findings: A growing workload and continued rapid change.

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