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WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | October 7, 2014 | 12:45 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will reopen the submission period for meaningful use hardship exception applications. More
FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ | Mike Miliard | October 7, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Interoperability
CareFusion, which develops medical devices such as smart pumps and automated medication administration tools, will be acquired by device maker BD for $12.2 billion in cash and stock. More
LAS VEGAS | Bernie Monegain | October 7, 2014 | 09:16 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, ICD-10
Even as it competes with the many showy distractions Las Vegas has to offer, the upcoming MGMA conference will be zeroing in on the complex and challenging issues facing physicians and practice managers today. More
PALO ALTO, CA | Tom Sullivan | October 6, 2014 | 02:44 PM | Enterprise Resource Planning, Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure
Will hospitals be forced to buy HP desktops, laptops and printers from one group and the servers that connect them from another? More
MENLO PARK, CA | Mike Miliard | October 6, 2014 | 11:07 AM | Data Warehousing, Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
Add Facebook to the list of Silicon Valley technology companies looking for ways to make personal health data a new part of their growth strategy. Like Apple and Google, the social network is said to be developing wellness apps, as well as health discussion... More
DALLAS | Erin McCann | October 6, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Questions continue to be raised about why travel information was not communicated in treating the nation's first Ebola patient. And, more importantly, how to prevent it from happening again. More
FAIRFIELD, CT | Bernie Monegain | October 6, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Electronic Health Records, Workforce Management, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt announced today the appointment of John Flannery as president and CEO of GE Healthcare. Flannery succeeds John Dineen, who is leaving GE. The appointment is effective immediately. More
Eric Wicklund | October 6, 2014 | 10:18 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Policy and Legislation
A major healthcare investment firm says the insurance industry will have to abandon its 50-year-old business plan and embrace mHealth, among other changes, to survive. More
BOSTON | Mike Miliard | October 3, 2014 | 04:28 PM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
When he speaks at Healthcare IT News' Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum next month in Boston, Robert Wachter, MD, will have some provocative things to say about quality and safety -- and the responsibility physicians have to embrace the promise... More
Frank Irving | October 3, 2014 | 02:51 PM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Judy Murphy, RN, director of the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is the latest in a long drumbeat of departures from the agency. Murphy will leave ONC to become chief nursing officer at IBM... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | October 3, 2014 | 11:10 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
It's imperative for the success of interoperability that Stage 3 meaningful use be less stringent, giving health IT vendors the necessary latitude to develop innovative products, according to a draft report from ONC's joint HIT Policy and Standards... More
DALLAS | Erin McCann | October 3, 2014 | 11:02 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Was the Ebola patient's history tracked and delivered to physicians? More