October 16, 2015
The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs and HHS' Indian Health Services division have become the first federal agencies to earn DirectTrust accreditation, officials announced late this week.
June 26, 2015
Fostering innovation "is critical to effectively addressing the challenges of today and delivering for those we serve," said Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell this week, upon announcing seven winners of the 2015 HHS Innovates Awards.
January 13, 2015
Medsphere Systems and BT have agreed to jointly promote Medsphere's OpenVista EHR under a software-as-a-service. The goal, executives from both companies say, is to relieve hospitals of the many costly and burdensome IT responsibilities. It's also an indicator that proprietary models may be losing favor, they add.
August 07, 2014
In a deal it says will be its "springboard for entry into the telemedicine market," cloud-based EHR developer Practice Fusion is acquiring Ringadoc, which makes communication technology linking patients with physicians.
May 16, 2014
The way John Berneike, MD, sees it, being an early adopter of electronic health records has put him in line for unintended punishment under Stage 2 meaningful use.
March 19, 2014
The 28-hospital Indian Health Service has failed a mock cyberattack conducted by HHS' Office of Inspector General after its computer network was discovered to have "high risk" vulnerabilities.
February 23, 2014
Who's responsible when a medical device breaks down or is hacked -- the manufacturer who made it or the healthcare provider who's using it?
October 01, 2013
During the government shutdown, only four of the total 184 on-board staffers at ONC would be retained and charged with handling "orderly phase-down and suspension of operations."
September 20, 2013
The Commonwealth Fund published another one of its eye-opening reports recently. It was one of those scorecards the organization issues from time to time. This scorecard is a “first ever,” and the results are grim.
October 31, 2012
The Indian Health Service is offering Web access for patients to a portion of the medical and administrative information it holds in the IHIS Medical, Health and Billing Records system as part of a personal health records (PHR) system it is developing.