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new Health Information Technology Advisory Committee
By Mike Miliard 12:15 pm July 25, 2017
Applications are being accepted for the HHS group under a provision of the 21st Century Cures Act.

From left, Boston Children's Hospital's food service robot; UCSF robot assists patients at Mission Bay; Boston Children's medical record robot.

By Tom Sullivan 11:38 am July 25, 2017
Health systems will buy and deploy robots for clinical tasks in one to three years, IDC said, while drones investments may be five years away.
Petya NotPetya and security malware protection
By Bill Siwicki 09:33 am July 25, 2017
The latest ‘ransomworm’ attack is not over and, in fact, is already causing permanent damage.
By Bernie Monegain 05:09 pm July 24, 2017
A United Nations political forum finds measurable ways technology can play a role in parity.
patients don't like EHR portals
By Mike Miliard 04:19 pm July 24, 2017
Just one-third of patients offered visibility into their health data took advantage of it, according to a recent report, which offers recommendations for improving patient access.
incentivize mental health providers to buy EHRs
By Jessica Davis 01:54 pm July 24, 2017
The bipartisan legislation is part of a CMS Innovation Center project to promote EHR adoption for the improvement of care quality and interoperability.
By Jeff Lagasse 01:02 pm July 24, 2017
Rumors that WebMD was shopping around for a buyer are finally confirmed.
women in coding

Code.org is growing opportunities for women and girls, men and boys to code. Photo courtesy of Code.org

By Bernie Monegain 12:44 pm July 24, 2017
The number of female students taking Advance Placement Computer Science Exam has grown by 135 percent since 2016.
doctor practices high cost of IT maintenance
By Mike Miliard 12:13 pm July 24, 2017
MGMA survey shows some spending $19,000 per doctor, per year.
eClinicalWorks certification
By Tom Sullivan 12:06 pm July 24, 2017
Here’s a look at issues in eClinicalWorks electronic health record that could create difficulties for clients, what the company has done since the DOJ settlement, and actions it recommends customers take now.

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