Mike Miliard | December 22, 2014 | 11:11 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security, Quality and Safety
A recent study led by the Regenstrief Institute raises interesting questions about patient health data: who controls it, who sees it in the electronic health record and how it should be shared across the care continuum. More
Mike Miliard | December 19, 2014 | 10:40 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Researchers from Kaiser Permanente and Weill Cornell Medical College have pointed to the importance of tracking the effectiveness and safety of medical devices in registries, after they're in use. Few EHRs can uniquely identify devices and link them to... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | December 18, 2014 | 11:19 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Stage 2 meaningful use attestations have shown an uptick, but many providers still struggle. With the Flex-IT Act gaining traction in the House, Rep. Renee Ellmers and 28 fellow members of Congress have again called on HHS for a shorter reporting period. The... More
Mike Miliard | December 17, 2014 | 10:57 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless
Could younger patients be the key to achieving Stage 2 meaningful use patient access requirements? A new report finds strong desire for online medical records among the 18- to 34-year-old generation, with 43 percent of millennials saying they want to access... More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | December 16, 2014 | 10:29 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
HIMSS Analytics has awarded Cleveland Clinic Health System with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award, lauding the health system's outpatient settings for using patient-generated data to improve outcomes, and for lowering costs by avoiding unnecessary tests. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | December 16, 2014 | 09:56 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Cloud Computing
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will deploy IBM's Watson technology as it builds its clinical reasoning system to help physicians make evidence-based primary care decisions. The Veterans Health Administration will also be using Watson to help... More
Mike Miliard | December 12, 2014 | 14:45 PM | Meaningful Use
In November, a fresh batch of disheartening Stage 2 attestation numbers prompted several industry groups to once again implore the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for relief. More
Mike Miliard | December 12, 2014 | 14:44 PM | Policy and Legislation
After a track record of success since it was founded decade ago – including a crucial five years in which it helped the federal EHR incentive program effect huge advances in the IT infrastructure of the U.S. healthcare system – the Office of the National... More
Mike Miliard | December 12, 2014 | 14:42 PM | Interoperability
Washington set its sights on data exchange, but changes at ONC have some wondering just how much impact the feds can have. More
Mike Miliard | December 12, 2014 | 14:28 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records
The mood was hopeful as 2014 dawned. "This is the year," said Robert Tagalicod, director of the Office of E-Health Standards and Services at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, speaking in February at HIMSS14 in Orlando as the industry... More
Mike Miliard | December 12, 2014 | 14:27 PM | ICD-10, Quality and Safety, Workforce Management
When 2014 began, industry groups – hospitals, physician practices, payers, vendors – were working diligently and dutifully toward an Oct. 1 ICD-10 deadline that had been on the horizon for years. More
KANSAS CITY, MO | Mike Miliard | December 12, 2014 | 14:16 PM | Business Intelligence
In August, Cerner Corp. announced it had inked an agreement to acquire Siemens' health IT business unit, Siemens Health Services, for $1.3 billion in cash. More