August 07, 2013
After an eventful two-year stint as deputy national coordinator, Farzad Mostashari, MD took the helm at ONC just as the meaningful use program began to gather steam. His tenure will be remembered as one of unprecedented change for the industry. Here's a look back at some of his star turns in Healthcare IT News over the years.
August 05, 2013
Medicare will levy $227 million in fines against hospitals in every state but one for the second round of the government's campaign to reduce the number of patients readmitted within a month, according to federal records released Friday.
June 20, 2013
Adoption of basic electronic health records has increased from nearly 34 percent in early 2011 to 44 percent by March 2012, according to a new study. Former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal, says despite the challenges, EHR use is inevitable.
June 15, 2013
In efforts to spur more transparency in the realm of healthcare costs, which many say have far too long remained shrouded in mystery, the Department of Health and Human Services has released cost data for 30 hospital outpatient procedures.
June 04, 2013
Adoption of basic electronic health records increased from nearly 34 percent in early 2011 to 44 percent by March 2012, according to a new study. Former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal, MD, says that despite the challenges, EHR use is inevitable.
April 09, 2013
Officials at Massachusetts General Hospital announced Monday the launch of a new telehealth pilot aimed at bringing healthcare services to psychiatry and neurology patients statewide through real-time video visits.
February 20, 2013
A new report released Tuesday recognizes the nation's best hospitals for 2013 in addition to top cities in the United States for hospital care based on in-hospital mortality rates. Dayton, Ohio; Phoenix; and Milwaukee have come out on top, all seeing mortality rates less than 5 percent.
December 14, 2012
In 2011, Micky Tripathi, founder and CEO of Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC) and health IT industry expert, found himself in unfamiliar territory after an unencrypted MAeHC laptop containing 14,475 patient medical records was stolen from an employee's locked car. After working to rectify the situation transparently, Tripathi said no one...
November 20, 2012
The addition of three-dimensional breast imaging -- a technology called tomosynthesis -- to standard digital mammography significantly increases radiologists' diagnostic accuracy while reducing false positive recall rates, according to the results of a multi-center study published in Radiology.
November 03, 2012
It's been said time and time again. Simply putting paper records in a digital format does not transformation make. How would the data get to the patient or to the specialist who needs to see it, or to a hospital ER in another state across the country? It's the ability to move critical data where and when it's needed that makes the difference.