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

By Mike Moran 08:38 am May 28, 2014
When it comes to privacy and security, healthcare IT leaders have their hands full. The Privacy & Security Forum, which will take place in San Diego, will help healthcare organizations address these challenges and mitigate risk throughout their organizations.
By Anthony Brino 03:55 pm May 27, 2014
In the five years since the HITECH Act brought funding for public health information exchanges, the technology and the organizations that offer it have seen a varied evolution.
Stressed man placing head and hands on table
By Diana Manos 09:27 am May 09, 2014
It seems just about everybody has a gripe or two concerning the meaningful use program: software vendors that make electronic health records systems, hospital CIOs, the very people charting the related committees and, of course, physicians.
By Mike Miliard 10:54 am May 02, 2014
Federal funding for most regional extension centers is set to dry up by late this year or early next, but most of them still plan to keep their doors open, according to the 2014 HIMSS Regional Extension Center Survey.
By Mike Miliard 01:00 am May 01, 2014
Denis Tanguay, chief information officer for Central Maine Healthcare, says his workload has "probably quadrupled" in the past few years.
Laptops in network
By Anthony Brino 09:48 am April 28, 2014
Health information exchange is at a crossroads, with many HIEs having exhausted their funding -- and some having already gone out of business -- just as data exchange is becoming more important than ever. Some innovative exchanges are proving their value, however.
Doctor with tablet
By Bernie Monegain 01:00 am April 18, 2014
The GAO recently called three government agencies to task over the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, saying it lacked sorely needed strategy.
By Bernie Monegain 01:00 am April 18, 2014
Bill Spooner has “retired” from his post as leader of Sharp Healthcare’s 450-member IT team on Feb. 14. The quotes around “retired” are necessary because he has something in the works.
By Bernie Monegain 01:00 am April 18, 2014
Expectations are high and getting higher for today's healthcare CIO, who continues to be deluged with "do-it-now" projects at a time when, more than ever before, he or she is expected to bring top executive skills, the long view and strategy to the table.
By Tom Sullivan 01:00 am April 18, 2014
When President Bush was running for reelection in 2004, John Kerry’s campaign struck Bush with criticisms about healthcare, and Bush’s people called David J. Brailer, MD, for some talking points.

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