Tom Sullivan | August 18, 2014 | 10:07 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
Dan Pelino, the general manager of IBM's global public sector unit, reveals how the partnership came together, how Apple and IBM executives expect providers to use their technologies, when doctors might be able to query Watson via Siri, and other lesser-... More
CUPERTINO, CA | Tom Sullivan | August 14, 2014 | 11:10 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
To an industry waiting for more information on Apple's healthcare intentions, even a few crumbs here and there are too tasty to pass up. No word from Apple on timing yet, but Reuters has reported that anonymous sources revealed Apple has held HealthKit... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | August 7, 2014 | 09:45 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported a new batch of meaningful use attestation numbers on Wednesday, showing a modest improvement over the disappointing rates that were reported in July. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | August 4, 2014 | 11:30 AM
CMS and ONC revealed the latest statistics on July 8, showing that 1 percent of eligible providers and 3 percent of eligible hospitals have attested to Stage 2 to date. More
Tom Sullivan | August 4, 2014 | 11:14 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' reveled the ostensibly shockingly low percentage of hospitals and eligible providers to attest to Stage 2 thus far and, in so doing, insisted that it's "early" and "dangerous" to... More
Tom Sullivan | August 1, 2014 | 10:58 AM | Telehealth, Policy and Legislation
Payment policies remain one of the biggest challenges yet to be ironed out when it comes to telehealth. As things stand today, doctors have little financial incentive to adopt telemedicine, as it's hard for them to be reimbursed for services rendered... More
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