Erin McCann | March 23, 2015 | 11:24 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
In this infographic, we've compiled a list of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' recently released Stage 3 objectives for hospitals. More
Erin McCann | March 20, 2015 | 11:05 AM | Business Intelligence, Electronic Health Records, Cloud Computing
A cloud-based EHR company in Florida is getting a venture capital boost after IBM announced it was making an investment. One plan is to build off its platforms, including a real-time clinical decision support app powered by Watson. More
Erin McCann | March 18, 2015 | 15:54 PM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation
Some comments made by Epic's head of interoperability in a Senate HELP Committee Tuesday have triggered members of the CommonWell Health Alliance to fire back at the Verona, Wisconsin-based EHR giant. More
WASHINGTON | Erin McCann | March 18, 2015 | 10:29 AM | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
It's been almost six years since the Senate HELP Committee has revisited EHRs and interoperability, and at a hearing Tuesday there was one overarching theme among industry stakeholders: That talk is long past due. More
Erin McCann | March 16, 2015 | 11:11 AM | Quality and Safety, Medical Devices
A staggering 400,000 people are estimated to die each year due to medical errors. A big part of the blame, say nurses in a new survey, lies with poor interoperability between medical devices and IT. More
Erin McCann | March 12, 2015 | 11:01 AM | Privacy & Security
Healthcare IT News has created a searchable and sortable accounting of HIPAA breaches, using Department of Health and Human Services data. Check out the list, which includes 1,149 reported breaches compromising the protected health information of more than 41... More
Erin McCann | March 12, 2015 | 08:04 AM | Mobile, Interoperability, Population Health
Having found that HealthKit "works as seamlessly as we hoped," thus far, the early adopter anticipates Apple's platform could ultimately have big implications for multiple disease states. More
Erin McCann | March 11, 2015 | 10:04 AM | Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
Healthcare providers will now have the option of participating in an even higher risk accountable care organization, one that could yield higher returns than any other CMS program. More
Erin McCann | March 10, 2015 | 11:23 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Nurses at a California hospital are asking state officials to investigate the failure of the hospital's electronic medical record system, an incident they said led to the closure of its emergency room and compromised patient safety. More
Erin McCann | March 9, 2015 | 11:07 AM | Privacy & Security
Think healthcare is not a target for cyberattacks? Think again. Following a pattern of increasing attack frequency, one Indiana-based hospital is the newest target, after hackers swiped the personal data of thousands. More
Erin McCann | March 3, 2015 | 18:42 PM | Network Infrastructure, Imaging, Cloud Computing
Don't count fax out of the healthcare picture quite yet. With a few 21st century updates and a little adaptation, what many thought would soon be an outmoded technology is proving its staying power. More
MARYSVILLE, CA | Erin McCann | March 3, 2015 | 12:08 PM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
A Northern California hospital has acknowledged that its electronic health record system went dark for more than a week, which resulted in clinicians unable to access patient medical records and even having to postpone serious medical treatments. More