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Erin McCann | August 7, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
As the Stage 2 meaningful use numbers continue to trickle in -- with only a handful of hospitals attesting thus far -- U.S. hospitals could be in for some serious Medicare penalties this year, new research points out. More
Mike Miliard | August 7, 2014 | 10:39 AM | Mobile/Wireless
Virtual reality is nothing new, of course. It's been around in various forms since the 1980s. But an emerging technology called Oculus Rift has many people excited about a new era for the concept -- and its potential applications in healthcare. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | August 7, 2014 | 09:45 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported a new batch of meaningful use attestation numbers on Wednesday, showing a modest improvement over the disappointing rates that were reported in July. More
ANDOVER, MA | Mike Miliard | August 6, 2014 | 11:25 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
In a project that could be a boon for ALS patients, and potentially others with neurodegenerative conditions, Philips and Accenture have developed proof-of-concept technology that enables users to control devices using brainwaves. More
FRANKLIN, TN | Mike Miliard | August 6, 2014 | 10:42 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
M*Modal, which develops voice recognition and clinical documentation technology, has completed its financial restructuring and has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. More
KANSAS CITY, MO | Erin McCann | August 6, 2014 | 10:15 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
One of the largest electronic medical record companies recently announced it had inked an agreement to acquire Siemens' health IT business unit, Siemens Health Services, for $1.3 billion in cash. More
Erin McCann | August 6, 2014 | 07:58 AM | Privacy and Security
There's been a lot of talk about compliance lately. Federal and state regulations. HIPAA regulations. But, if you're in charge of healthcare security, compliance is far from sufficient, says Jim Routh, chief information security officer for Aetna,... More
CHARLOTTE, NC | Mike Miliard | August 5, 2014 | 11:15 AM | Business Intelligence, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Premier Inc. on Tuesday announced an agreement to acquire Salt Lake City-based TheraDoc, a Hospira subsidiary that develops clinical surveillance technology, for $117 million in cash. More
Erin McCann | August 5, 2014 | 11:02 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
ONC's electronic health record certification process has some serious shortcomings -- chief among them security practices that are wholly insufficient to adequately protect patient health information, according to a new report from the Office of... More
Mike Miliard | August 5, 2014 | 10:30 AM | Business Intelligence, Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless
Healthcare technology is hot stuff, with startups and investors from Silicon Valley to the Charles River chasing after the next paradigm-shifting blockbuster innovation. Each passing quarter sees an ever-increasing tally of eager rounds of funding. But what... More
ORLANDO, FL | Richard Pizzi | August 5, 2014 | 09:55 AM | Business Intelligence, Enterprise Resource Planning, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Business intelligence has been a popular catchphrase across healthcare in recent years, often touted as a quick cure for inefficient business or clinical processes. BI is not a panacea, but when approached in a smart and targeted way it can translate raw data... More
John Andrews | August 4, 2014 | 11:37 AM
It has been five years since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 launched a mad scramble among healthcare providers for a share of billions in technology improvement dollars. More