Tom Sullivan | July 16, 2014 | 09:34 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth, Cloud Computing
As IBM and Apple team up for a new "mobile first" platform, we could be seeing what happens when the power of Watson analytics is put into a smartphone to be queried like Siri at the point of care. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | July 11, 2014 | 10:19 AM | Meaningful Use, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Electronic health records incentive payments to eligible hospitals and providers have continued their upward trend, with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services paying out a whopping $24.4 billion to date. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | July 10, 2014 | 10:56 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
It will either be a passing breeze or the early rumblings of a storm to come. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' revealed the ostensibly shockingly low percentage of hospitals and eligible providers to attest to Stage 2 thus far and, in so... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | July 9, 2014 | 10:01 AM | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
CMS and ONC revealed the latest statistics on Tuesday morning, showing that 1 percent of eligible providers and 3 percent of eligible hospitals have attested to Stage 2 to date. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | June 26, 2014 | 13:42 PM
Anyone following the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has witnessed signs that changes were coming since Karen DeSalvo, MD, took the helm. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | June 26, 2014 | 13:40 PM
The U.S. Senate voted in Sylvia Matthews Burwell as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services on June 6. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | June 23, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
With $23 billion already spent on incentivizing providers to adopt electronic health records, many in government and industry are wondering whether taxpayers and patients got what they paid for. The heart of the debate: The Office of the National Coordinator... More
Tom Sullivan | June 19, 2014 | 11:14 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Interoperability
David Bowen's title might be CIO of the Military Health System but these days he calls himself an anthropologist. The anthropology aspect of his job spans a wide-ranging consolidation across several military health IT systems. More
Tom Sullivan | June 9, 2014 | 09:46 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
The idea behind the app version of OpenFDA Search was to make adverse event reports easily accessible to both providers and patients, making it one of the first apps to harness FDA data and reports. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | June 6, 2014 | 07:03 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The U.S. Senate voted in Sylvia Matthews Burwell as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services on Thursday afternoon. Burwell, the former head of the Office of Management and Budget, was confirmed 78-17. Before and after the vote, Burwell both faced her... More
Tom Sullivan | June 5, 2014 | 11:25 AM | ICD-10, Policy and Legislation
Delivering on its promise to offer tactical recommendations for steering the healthcare industry to ICD-10, the Workgroup for Data Interchange on Thursday circulated a roadmap. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | June 2, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD outlined what the next era of health IT will look like, noting that key focus areas include implementing an interoperability roadmap, supporting care transformation, care quality and safety, public health, as well as establishing a... More