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John Andrews | September 30, 2014 | 12:25 PM
Physicians are becoming a more empowered link in the healthcare chain, due in large part to their adoption and deployment of information technology, IT specialists serving the sector say. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 12:24 PM
The Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use August 29 that offers hospitals and physicians flexibility for 2014. CHIME and professional organizations had asked for even more flexibility. More
WASHINGTON | Government Health IT Staff | September 30, 2014 | 12:22 PM
It has historically been difficult for public health officials -- especially at cash-strapped state and local departments -- to gauge whether their outreach and initiatives really work. More
DENVER | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 12:20 PM
Brighter than ever, the spotlight at the MGMA 2014 Annual Conference Oct. 26-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center will be on healthcare information technology, and meaningful use -- and, yes, ICD-10. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | September 30, 2014 | 11:55 AM
In testimony before ONC's Health IT Policy Committee in August, Epic President Carl Dvorak made his case that the EHR giant is far more engaged with data sharing than some critics would contend. More
Neil Versel | September 30, 2014 | 11:43 AM
Stage 2 of meaningful use requires at least 5 percent of a given provider's patients to be engaged in their own care either through an online portal or an electronic personal health record. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | September 30, 2014 | 11:42 AM
Comments from the Premier healthcare alliance in late August were just the latest in a deluge of opinions and wish lists inundating Capitol Hill, after two senators asked for input on interoperability and data sharing. More
Mike Miliard | September 30, 2014 | 11:39 AM
As the dust settles from the recent mammoth $1.3 billion merger, Siemens Health Services CEO John Glaser tells Healthcare IT News what led up to the Cerner deal, how his experience as a health system CIO could help smooth integration challenges and what to... More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | September 30, 2014 | 11:37 AM
Working to advance standards for health information management and technology workforce curricula around the world, the American Health Information Management Association has founded the Global Health Workforce Council, which comprises 13 appointed members... More
Neil Versel | September 30, 2014 | 11:16 AM
In August, Sharp HealthCare in San Diego disclosed that two months earlier it had become the 10th of 32 original participants in Medicare's Pioneer ACO program to drop out. More
Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 11:14 AM
CMS and ONC disappointed many CIOs and IT teams around the country on Aug. 29 when it issued a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use that lacked the flexibility on reporting that so many had counted on -- and perhaps expected, because what they had proposed... More
Joseph C. Kvedar | September 30, 2014 | 11:12 AM
Apple has been making headlines again, which is not unusual for a company that sets trends and moves markets. More