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BOSTON | Mike Miliard | September 17, 2014 | 11:13 AM | Electronic Health Records, ICD-10, Workforce Management
Fewer than 25 percent of physicians say electronic health records have made them more efficient, and not even 33 percent of them say EHRs have improved care quality, according to a new survey. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | September 17, 2014 | 10:51 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Just one day after a chorus of industry groups implored HHS to reconsider its burdensome Stage 2 attestation requirements, a new bi-partisan bill seeks to offer providers meaningful relief. More
David Weldon | September 17, 2014 | 10:04 AM | Business Intelligence, Workforce Management, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
As the Affordable Care Act shifts the reimbursement landscape, hospitals are adjusting their recruiting practices -- turning and eye toward outpatient services and seeking skilled data analysts. More
BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | September 17, 2014 | 08:22 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
Texas Health is hardly the only hospital or health network that struggles to convince the CEO, CFO or other board members just how critical funding security initiatives and technologies really is, but it did use a unique approach to get their attention. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | September 17, 2014 | 07:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The American Medical Association, which represents more than 200,000 members, says it's time to fix poorly designed EHRs so doctors can use them more effectively and better serve their patients. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | September 16, 2014 | 11:13 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
In a pointed letter sent to HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell on Monday, a who's-who of industry stakeholders complained of "immediate concerns" about their members' ability to continue meaningful use participation. More
HARRISBURG, IL | Bernie Monegain | September 16, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
You might say the CIO and IT team at Harrisburg Medical Center are hands on. When it came to tackling the toughest piece of meaningful use Stage 2, they added a staff member to connect with patients at home. More
Healthcare IT News Staff | September 16, 2014 | 10:13 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
This HIMSS infographic reflects changing attitudes about health IT over the 25 years that HIMSS has conducted its leadership surveys. More
WASHINGTON | Erin McCann | September 16, 2014 | 09:51 AM | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
National Health IT Week kicked off this Monday in Washington, DC, with a litany of prepared speeches and big names in the health IT arena. Among the overarching themes? Interoperability and patient engagement. More
CHARLOTTE, NC | Anthony Vecchione | September 15, 2014 | 11:08 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The challenge for the Carolinas Healthcare System was to reduce the readmission rate for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The solution: predictive analytics. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | September 15, 2014 | 10:53 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has appointed Lana Moriarty to be the new head of its Consumer eHealth division. More
TEANECK, NJ | Bernie Monegain | September 15, 2014 | 10:44 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management
Outsourcing company Cognizant, which provides healthcare technology services to providers and payers, will buy health IT software company TriZetto for $2.7 billion in cash, with the intent to better position itself in the market and take advantage of changes... More