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WASHINGTON | Neil Versel | October 13, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Stage 2 of meaningful use is supposed to be about interoperability of data, with electronic records flowing securely between sites as needed to help hospitals and doctors provide better care. But the number of attestations to Stage 2 has been anemic, and... More
CHARLOTTE, NC | Bernie Monegain | October 13, 2014 | 10:18 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Premier healthcare alliance has offered to put its data analytics to use to help the White House fight antibiotic resistant bacteria, which Premier calls an international public health issue. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | October 10, 2014 | 11:04 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The Federal Trade Commission has some news for health IT vendors whose zeal for competitive marketshare outweighs their willingness to share data: They're watching, and will step in where necessary. More
WASHINGTON | Government Health IT Staff | October 10, 2014 | 10:38 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
Health IT infrastructure has made significant progress in recent years, with EHR adoption among hospitals and physicians growing. However, the development of health information exchanges and interoperability - needed to provide more effective care - still... More
PITTSBURGH | Anthony Brino | October 10, 2014 | 09:22 AM | Business Intelligence, Network Infrastructure, Telehealth
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is exporting its knowledge and management services around the world, to countries like China and Lithuania expanding healthcare for emerging middle class populations. More
Erin McCann | October 9, 2014 | 10:58 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure
It's official. The Louisiana-based health system has become the first Epic EHR shop to integrate its electronic health record with Apple's HealthKit, making for seamless data exchange between clinicians and their patients. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | October 9, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Arguing that the current up-in-the-air regulatory climate is hindering innovation in health information technology, an array of vendors and industry groups have called on Congress to clarify its plans for patient safety rules.
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. | Bernie Monegain | October 9, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
RTI International has landed a contract with the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to develop a roadmap for a national health IT safety center. More
WASHINGTON | Kaiser Health News | October 9, 2014 | 09:34 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Medicare is fining a record number of hospitals -- 2,610 -- for having too many patients return within a month for additional treatments, federal records released Oct. 1 show. Even though the nation’s readmission rate is dropping, Medicare’s average fines... More
Erin McCann | October 8, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
It may not come as any surprise: Electronic health record vendors don't play well with others. At least that's according to healthcare providers who say, in the lion's share of cases, their EHR is not interoperable with others. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | October 8, 2014 | 09:47 AM | Privacy and Security, Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
The U.S. government's new $450 million job training program targets 270 community colleges across the country, many of which plan to offer courses in health IT. More
Mike Miliard | October 7, 2014 | 02:45 PM | Electronic Health Records
When announcing his company's seismic $1.3 billion acquisition of Siemens Health Services this past summer, Cerner CEO Neal Patterson noted the deal was meant, in part, to help the electronic health record giant chart a course for the "post-... More