June 17, 2013
Marcos Garcia, vice president of Cerner Brasil, spoke to Camila Gomes, E-Health Reporter Latin America's correspondent, during the Hospitalar 2013 Fair.
June 15, 2013
With so much attention being paid to lowering radiation doses nowadays, Intermountain Healthcare has put itself at the forefront of industry efforts to manage exposure. Recently the Salt Lake City health system, known for its leadership on many fronts, kicked it up a notch.
June 11, 2013
Calling it a landmark move, the HIMSS EHR Association, a collaboration of more than 40 EHR companies, released an EHR Developer Code of Conduct. The code is a reflection of the industry's commitment to collaborate as trusted partners with all stakeholders, says Mickey McGlynn, chair of the organization.
May 22, 2013
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has notified the Department of Defense that it will look for an electronic health record system available on the commercial market rather than develop its own based on the Department of Veterans Affairs VistA system. In his memo, Hagel said he based his decision on the results of a 30-day review of the Integrated...
May 21, 2013
One month after six Republican Senators published a white paper calling for a new approach to the federal meaningful use incentive program, the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association, has drafted a point-by-point response.
May 17, 2013
Siemens Healthcare and Louisiana State University are notifying 8,330 patients of a HIPAA breach following a database mishap that resulted in billing and treatment information being mailed to the wrong patients.
May 03, 2013
As the healthcare industry moves to EHRs, the medical record has essentially been reduced to a tool for billing, compliance and litigation that also has a sustained negative impact on doctors' productivity, according to Steven J. Stack, MD, chair of the American Medical Association's board of trustees.
April 28, 2013
This past summer, New York passed a state law that requires electronic prescribing of controlled substances by the end of 2014. By that time, every psychiatrist, dentist, and other care provider must e-prescribe – no scribbled-upon script pads allowed – as part of a larger effort to combat doctor- shopping prescription drug fraud.
February 18, 2013
Physicians, IT professionals and technology vendors are more or less in agreement when it comes to the third and final leg of meaningful use: Let's build on our success so far, but move forward thoughtfully.
February 12, 2013
As preparation for ICD-10 intensifies, questions surrounding EMR vendor readiness and ICD-10-related technologies are surfacing. A new KLAS report shows how leading providers around the country are utilizing third-party consulting firms to help them overcome these and other ICD-10 challenges, including staff readiness, training and technology.