Diana Manos | April 15, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Meaningful use just might have its financial perks. That's according to the top 25 highest performing meaningful users under the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, all of whom brought in some $171 million in Medicare payments back in 2012. More
WASHINGTON | Diana Manos | April 11, 2014 | 11:13 AM | Meaningful Use, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo said Thursday in a keynote on Capitol Hill it's time for ONC to drive healthcare beyond the meaningful use of electronic health records toward the use of big data. More
Diana Manos | April 10, 2014 | 06:25 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, envisions an agency with new workgroups and a less siloed approach, with consumer and privacy advocates participating across all the groups. More
Diana Manos | April 7, 2014 | 10:34 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation
Working in collaboration, HL7 International and the American Immunization Registry Association have announced the launch of a new HL7 Immunization User Group. More
WASHINGTON | Eric Wicklund, Diana Manos | April 4, 2014 | 13:36 PM | Mobile/Wireless
A widely anticipated report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other agencies may finally clear the air on how healthcare IT -- and mHealth in particular -- will be regulated. More
Diana Manos | March 25, 2014 | 05:40 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Learn what one doctor did to combat "note bloat" and get the most out of his health network's EHR. This physician, CMIO and CIO is used to pointing out problems and making sure they get fixed. More
Diana Manos | March 19, 2014 | 10:13 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
Without question, BYOD, or "bring your own device," offers benefits to both healthcare employees and employers. It also presents security issues. No matter who owns the device, hospitals are responsible for any data breaches that occur. More
WASHINGTON | Diana Manos | March 13, 2014 | 09:29 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The federal government has provided relief for healthcare providers via the hardship exception rule in the EHR Incentive Program. Eligible physicians and hospitals can apply for exceptions to anticipated penalties if their vendor has not obtained EHR... More
WASHINGTON | Diana Manos | March 12, 2014 | 03:51 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Members of the Health IT Policy Committee approved a set of recommendations Tuesday that will bring meaningful use Stage 3 requirements one step closer to federal approval and scale back the initial Stage 3 proposals by 33 percent. More
WASHINGTON | Diana Manos | March 5, 2014 | 07:29 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
In his $3.9 trillion fiscal year 2015 budget proposal released Tuesday, President Obama asked for $1.8 billion to support health information technology incentive payments -- the same amount he requested last year. Actual spending for this category came to $1.... More
ORLANDO | Diana Manos | February 25, 2014 | 14:41 PM
Anyone traversing the HIMSS14 Exhibit Hall knows it's massive -- 440,000 square feet to be exact. And all of it filled with the vim and vigor of more than 1,200 exhibitors and attendees numbering nearly 37,000 strong. It's hard to sum up the show... More
ORLANDO | Diana Manos | February 24, 2014 | 15:17 PM | Quality and Safety
American war veterans and reservists commit suicide every day in the United States as a result of mental health damage sustained in deployment. A fledgling program is aiming to help those veterans heal and into health IT careers. More