Bernie Monegain | July 8, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The EHR Association, with its nearly 40 EHR vendor members, largely supports the proposals for regulation of health IT put forth in a draft report from the Food and Drug Administration and other agencies, according to a July 7 letter to FDA Commissioner... More
FORT WORTH, TX | Bernie Monegain | July 7, 2014 | 10:21 AM | Meaningful Use, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
The computerized physician order entry market will grow at 6.5 percent over five years, from $938.4 million in 2013 to more than $1.2 billion in 2018, according to a new report from research firm MicroMarket Monitor. More
CROSSVILLE, TN | Bernie Monegain | July 7, 2014 | 07:00 AM | Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
Darrel Whitmill, RN, manager of physician informatics and meaningful use at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tenn., wanted to beat the rush to Stage 2 meaningful use attestation, and he did. More
Bernie Monegain | July 5, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
As director of health information technology policy and programs for the National Partnership for Women and Families, Mark Savage keeps a close watch on healthcare information technology, along with all other aspects of patient care. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | July 5, 2014 | 09:10 AM | Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has created a public community to support its EN-Abled Veteran Program, which helps military veterans transition to successful healthcare IT careers. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 4, 2014 | 08:29 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a three-year, $162 million contract for upgrades to its VistA electronic health record. The announcement comes just as government officials assert in a news release Thursday that the multi-billion dollar... More
Bernie Monegain | July 2, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation
While a key provision of the 2009 HITECH Act was to spur health data exchange within and outside hospitals, only 30 percent of U.S. hospitals are part of a health information exchange today. More
ANN ARBOR, MI | Bernie Monegain | July 1, 2014 | 10:10 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which represents more than 1,400 CIOs and IT leaders, is calling on CMS and ONC to make some changes -- and add some flexibility -- to Stage 2 meaningful use. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | June 27, 2014 | 10:56 AM | Meaningful Use, Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
Lygeia Ricciardi, the first director of the Office of Consumer eHealth at ONC, will step down on July 25, National Coordinator KarenDeSalvo, MD, announced in an email to ONC staff. More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | June 27, 2014 | 10:15 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Mount Sinai Health System, one of the largest health systems in the New York metro area, plans to double down on its efforts to capture deeper patient data through census surveys. The goal is to better pinpoint opportunities to improve patient care. More
Bernie Monegain | June 26, 2014 | 11:46 AM
After talking recently with former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal, MD, there seemed to be reason to be optimistic about the promise of health information technology, about moving the healthcare system as we've... More
Bernie Monegain | June 26, 2014 | 11:28 AM
As David Blumenthal, MD, sees it, Stage 2 is where the rubber meets the road for the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program -- the government's grand scheme to turn the American healthcare system on its head. More