04:33 pm April 29, 2016
Andrew Bindman, MD, will take the helm at the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Under the umbrella of the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ is charged with finding ways to improve healthcare by making it more accessible, affordable, equitable – and safer.
04:24 pm April 29, 2016
Microsoft purchased 10 million long oligonucleotides – DNA or RNA molecules used for genetic testing and research – from San Francisco startup Twist Bioscience, and is using them to encode digital data.
11:54 am April 29, 2016
Michael Middleton, MD, credits online patient portals with helping him grow his Orlando, Florida-based pediatric practice more than three-fold in two-and-a-half years – while keeping staff cost increases at 20 percent.
11:23 am April 29, 2016
A group of Republican senators who have been looking to "reboot" meaningful us since 2013 released new draft legislation this week they say aims to make the incentive program work better for providers and taxpayers.
10:58 am April 29, 2016
The American Dental Association unwittingly sent malware-infected USB thumb drives to dental offices nationwide, the ADA confirmed today.
10:34 am April 29, 2016
Four years after what Black Book calls the "replacement frenzy," a recent survey from the market research firm indicates that 87 percent of financially struggling hospitals now regret changing their EHR systems.
10:02 am April 29, 2016
Population health IT developer Caradigm named its new CEO on Thursday, promoting its chief technology officer Neal Singh to the executive role.
11:48 am April 28, 2016
On Twitter, former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, called it the "most substantive change to how healthcare is paid for in a couple of decades."
11:37 am April 28, 2016
The analytics software used by the staff at St. Joseph Healthcare in Bangor, Maine, sits on top of the statewide health information exchange, allowing providers to access real-time data from all hospitals connected to the HIE.
11:00 am April 28, 2016
A bill to establish the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer within the U.S Department of Health and Human Services was introduced in the House of Representatives this week.