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

By Stephen Burrows 01:00 am April 18, 2014
The recent federal mandates for healthcare information technology have increased demand on the field, boosting the need for educated and knowledgeable staff for health IT projects.
Businesswoman drawing graph on wall
By Bernie Monegain 06:23 am April 09, 2014
Healthcare CIOs report their workload is growing in both scope and complexity, and there seems to be no end in sight. This is according to a new report from nationwide healthcare executive search firm SSi-SEARCH.
Bill Spooner
By Bernie Monegain 06:47 am April 08, 2014
Bill Spooner "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 -- he won't say what yet. It's something that will keep him working halftime, or maybe more. It's too hard to leave healthcare IT altogether at this promising juncture,...
Executives and doctors at conference table
By Bernie Monegain 06:07 am April 07, 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 Mike Miliard 11:03 am March 28, 2014
Denis Tanguay, chief information officer for Central Maine Healthcare, says his workload has "probably quadrupled" in the past few years.
HIE market scales to new heights
By Erin McCann 10:47 am March 14, 2014
The surge in the number of hospitals and providers inking data exchange deals has resulted in corresponding market growth for health information exchange, according to a new industry report.
By Tom Sullivan 11:29 am March 12, 2014
Behavioral health and long-term post-acute care are perhaps the two most significant areas left out of the meaningful use program.
Federal panel scales back MU Stage 3
By Diana Manos 03:51 am March 12, 2014
Members of the Health IT Policy Committee approved a set of recommendations Tuesday that will bring meaningful use Stage 3 requirements one step closer to federal approval and scale back the initial Stage 3 proposals by 33 percent.
How to measure the value of health IT
By Mike Miliard 10:36 am March 07, 2014
There's been a whole lot of capital invested in health information technology these past few years. And some people -- especially those who are in charge of spending more of it -- want to know whether it's money well spent.
By Bernie Monegain 05:38 am March 07, 2014
The GAO recently took a swipe at the government's Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, saying it lacked strategy and called for action to establish a strategy in order to achieve its goals, especially those aimed at improving care.

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