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Michelle Ronan Noteboom | June 12, 2015 | 09:11 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
"We the people want easy, electronic access to our health information." That's the goal of Get My Health Data, the new patient advocacy effort launched by former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD. But what does that mean in practice? Our... More
Erin McCann | June 11, 2015 | 10:58 AM | Privacy & Security, Policy and Legislation, Compliance & Legal
Following several "high profile" healthcare data breaches, the health minister of one Canadian providence has promised to make patient privacy more of a priority by doubling the fines for a healthcare breach. Could the U.S. take note and follow suit? More
Mike Miliard | June 11, 2015 | 10:56 AM | ICD-10 & Coding, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
Despite a flurry of legislative activity at the state and federal level clouding the waters around ICD-10 in recent weeks, the deadline for the code set switchover is still set for Oct. 1 – less than four months away. How ready are you? More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | June 11, 2015 | 10:44 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Privacy & Security
"We're here today to announce an intensive review of electronic health records," Sen. Lamar Alexander, chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, announced at the start of a hearing before the panel Wednesday. More
Mike Miliard | June 11, 2015 | 10:16 AM | Mobile, Quality and Safety, Clinical
"The hospital gets very busy and there isn't always someone available to bounce ideas off of," said one nurse, responding to a recent poll that found that a whopping 88 percent of RNs consult with their mobile devices at work. "It's... More
Tom Sullivan | June 10, 2015 | 01:39 PM | ICD-10 & Coding, Policy and Legislation
Could CMS be forced to oblige if more states start enacting similar anti-ICD-10 measures? More
Erin McCann | June 10, 2015 | 10:58 AM | Network Infrastructure, Telehealth, Patient Engagement
The nation's largest drugstore chain is set to expand its telehealth footprint, broadening its deployment of the MDLIVE platform and providing virtual doc visits to 25 states by year's end. More
BOSTON | Mike Miliard | June 10, 2015 | 10:18 AM | Data Warehousing, Mobile, Telehealth
"Teladoc has infringed American Well's intellectual property," said Ido Schoenberg, co-founder and CEO of the Boston-based telehealth firm, as his company filed suit in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts. More
Mike Miliard | June 10, 2015 | 09:46 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
A new study from Weill Cornell Medical College, published this week in Health Affairs, points to the emergence of "systematic differences" between physicians who participated in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs and those who didn... More
Bernie Monegain | June 9, 2015 | 11:06 AM | Electronic Health Records
Horizon Technology Finance has provided a $7.5 million venture loan to Medsphere Systems, developer of the OpenVista EHR. More
Erin McCann | June 9, 2015 | 11:04 AM | ICD-10 & Coding, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
U.S. lawmakers are making their third attempt in just over a month to tweak ICD-10 with new legislation. More
Bernie Monegain | June 9, 2015 | 10:34 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Analytics
BUILD Health Challenge, an ambitious countrywide healthcare initiative aimed at boosting health across communities, today awarded grants to 18 groundbreaking projects to improve health in low-income areas. More