January 17, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT have tapped McKesson and Meditech as the first vendors for its Designated Test EHR Program.
January 06, 2014
McKesson on Monday made its Paragon Ambulatory Care Practice Management technology available for physician practices, extending its single database hospital information system into outpatient settings.
December 31, 2013
In an eventful 10 years for healthcare, meaningful use made an unmistakable mark as vendors large and small took advantage of an unprecedented opportunity. As one observer puts it: "Obama's stimulus was the catalyst that lit this industry up five years ago. We haven't looked back since."
December 26, 2013
From the start, 2013 brought more focus to the issue of interoperability than ever before, and there is no sign the interest will abate. After all, interoperability is critical to data exchange.
December 20, 2013
It's hard to get nostalgic about the olden days of health IT. Over the past decade, the vendor product landscape has seen much-needed progress, and although status quo is far from ideal, clinical systems back in 2004 were, many say, in pretty rough shape.
December 20, 2013
Remember the old days? Way back before 2009? Healthcare had some catching up to do. But no one quite knew just how to do it.
December 11, 2013
CommonWell Health Alliance has tapped the first three geographic locations for its roll out of interoperability services. Hospitals and ambulatory practices in Chicago, North Carolina and South Carolina will connect to exchange patient data.
December 09, 2013
"I'm surprised that we continue to see the status quo in revenue cycle management," says Sean Wieland, managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, adding that, "If any other industry had a revenue cycle like that, we'd all be living like the Amish."
December 04, 2013
The December issue of Healthcare IT News has traditionally highlighted the biggest stories tackled by our staff during the previous 12 months. But the biggest news doesn't always mean good news, and it certainly didn't in 2013.
November 10, 2013
In March, six vendors announced an unprecedented collaboration aimed at moving the needle on interoperability.