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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
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