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WASHINGTON | Government Health IT Staff | August 8, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule this week updating Medicare payment policies and rates for patient stays at acute care and long-term care hospitals. As part of its efforts to improve patient care, the rule made several... More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | August 8, 2014 | 10:56 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Allscripts announced its second quarter financial results on Thursday, and bookings were strong: $234 million, up 9 percent compared with Q2 2013. More
Madelyn Kearns | August 8, 2014 | 09:53 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Workforce Management
Thousands of eligible providers are working diligently toward EHR incentive payments, but some practices are choosing a different route: abandoning meaningful use altogether in favor of their own solutions, and finding ways to make up for the penalties they... More
SAN FRANCISCO | Mike Miliard | August 7, 2014 | 11:04 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
In a deal it says will be its "springboard for entry into the telemedicine market," cloud-based EHR developer Practice Fusion is acquiring Ringadoc, which makes communication technology linking patients with physicians. More
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