Bernie Monegain | July 2, 2015 | 10:45 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Accountable Care
Health IT-enabled care coordination leaves much to be desired, according to a new survey of clinicians. The survey results were published online in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. More
Bernie Monegain | July 2, 2015 | 10:07 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
In a July 1 letter, to the Senate HELP Committee group working on improving EHRs, CHIME highlights correct patient identification as a critical need for ensuring patient safety. More
BUFFALO, NY | Bernie Monegain | June 18, 2015 | 15:01 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
New research under way at University at Buffalo School of Nursing could lead to automating hospital discharge communication and reducing readmissions, enabling critical data to get to community healthcare providers in hours, rather than weeks. More
TYLER, TX | Bernie Monegain | June 18, 2015 | 13:59 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The former chief financial officer of a now-closed Texas hospital, Joe White, has been sentenced to federal prison after admitting to meaningful use fraud, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced June 17. More
Bernie Monegain | June 18, 2015 | 10:07 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation
The global e-prescribing market, valued at $250 million in 2013, is expected to grow at a 23.5 percent compound annual rate, reaching an estimated value of $888 million by 2019, according to a recent report. More
Bernie Monegain | June 17, 2015 | 11:00 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Several healthcare industry trade organizations are asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to make changes large and small to its proposed rule for meaningful use. More
Bernie Monegain | June 16, 2015 | 10:14 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
The U.S. Treasury's CDFI Fund has awarded the Primary Care Development Corp. $55 million in New Markets Tax Credit allocation. The award will help PCDC continue to invest in primary care in underserved communities throughout the country. More
VALHALLA, NY | Bernie Monegain | June 16, 2015 | 08:22 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, Imaging
Royal Philips and Westchester Medical Center Health Network -- WMCHealth -- have entered into a multi-year, $500 million partnership aimed at improving healthcare for millions of patients across New York's Hudson Valley. More
BETHESDA, MD | Bernie Monegain | June 15, 2015 | 10:50 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Accountable Care
Aledade, the ACO company that former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, started a year ago after stepping down from the government post, just landed $30 million in a second round of funding. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | June 12, 2015 | 10:27 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Even as a couple of Congressional panels are bent on achieving health IT interoperability, where the industry has not yet been able to, it appears the government itself could use a helping hand on this complex matter -- and many other aspects of IT work. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | June 11, 2015 | 10:44 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Privacy & Security
"We're here today to announce an intensive review of electronic health records," Sen. Lamar Alexander, chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, announced at the start of a hearing before the panel Wednesday. More
Bernie Monegain | June 9, 2015 | 11:06 AM | Electronic Health Records
Horizon Technology Finance has provided a $7.5 million venture loan to Medsphere Systems, developer of the OpenVista EHR. More