Latest Issues: January 2013

Diana Manos | January 1, 2013 | 01:00 AM
For policymakers, EHRs, used meaningfully, is not only a hope, it's close to reality. At a Nov. 14 hearing held by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, Farzad Mostashari, MD, national... More
Mike Miliard | January 1, 2013 | 01:00 AM
Free the data! Empower the patient! Break down those walls! Collaborate! Innovate! More
Bernie Monegain | January 1, 2013 | 01:00 AM
As healthcare CIOs across the country consider the year ahead, they seem optimistic that 2013 will end with significant progress on many fronts - putting the patient at the center of care, making the switch to ICD-10 smoothly, achieving interoperability,... More
Erin McCann | January 1, 2013 | 01:00 AM
Healthcare IT News has selected six up-and-coming health IT gurus who have made a name for themselves in the industry -- all before their 30th birthday. These six best and brightest show that in health IT, wisdom has little to do with age. More
Diana Manos | January 1, 2013 | 01:00 AM
Telehealth used to be something few people knew about, or understood. Today, it is fast taking its place as a major aspect of healthcare, according to experts at the National eHealth Collaborative's Technology Crossroads Conference in Washington, D.C.,... More
Mary Mosquera | January 1, 2013 | 01:00 AM
Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments are estimated to have reached $9.245 billion to 177,100 physicians and hospitals through November since the program's inception and are anticipated to reach $10 billion by the end of... More
Diana Manos | January 1, 2013 | 01:00 AM
A report issued Nov. 29 by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) calling for more oversight of the meaningful use program, including pre-payment audits, has doctors concerned. More
Bernie Monegain | January 1, 2013 | 01:00 AM
We love the prospect of a new year ahead - 365 new days. It's just a calendar, of course, a tool for ordering days, setting meetings, making appointments and remembering birthdays. But as we move from the last day of one year to the first day of the... More
Diana Manos | January 1, 2013 | 01:00 AM
No one would have guessed how far and how fast the federal incentive program for the adoption of EHRs would grow. Funding was mandated in 2009 under the HITECH ACT, with an estimated total expenditure anticipated at $20 billion. That payout has already... More
Joseph C. Kvedar | January 1, 2013 | 01:00 AM
After working at this remote patient monitoring game for about 10 years now, we are ready to bring self-care to consumers - couch potatoes, weekend warriors and all of us in between hoping to live a little healthier, lose a few pounds or just feel a little... More
Healthcare in the United States and many other parts of the world has slowly been progressing through three waves of computerization and data management - data collection, data sharing, and data analytics. So far, however, the data collection and sharing... More
Erin McCann | January 1, 2013 | 01:00 AM
In recent years, telemedicine has been on an upward trend, with successful programs seen across a diverse variety of medical specialties. Reproductive healthcare is now the latest area making use of telemedicine's efficacy, and, according to a recent... More