In its roundup of top predictions for IT organizations, Gartner, Inc. has forecasted new and innovative uses of technology from healthcare payers, integrated delivery systems, government and consumers.
Ochsner Health System, southeast Louisiana's largest nonprofit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system, is taking a Hollywood-style approach to filling available healthcare IT jobs: auditions.
Investments in health IT systems and services by federal government agencies will increase from $4.5 billion in 2011 to $6.5 billion in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate of 7.5 percent, according to a new GovWin report from research firm Deltek.
The New York eHealth Collaborative, a regional extension center, announced that it has reached its goal of enrolling 5,107 care providers into its program to help the transition to electronic medical records.
As it seeks to evaluate and improve the adoption of electronic health records through its grants to states and other assistance, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will create an online dashboard to monitor progress.
Healthbox, which helps accelerate the growth of healthcare startups, announced an inaugural class of 10 companies, which will receive capital and other resources to spur their development and expansion.
Letters of intent are due today from those interested in participating in the CMS Innovation Center's Health Care Innovation Challenge, which promises up to $1 billion for new ideas that improve care, shift incentives and help train a newly-focused healthcare workforce.
Emdeon, together with the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health will donate electronic health record software and services to small physician practices in underserved communities in New Jersey.
NoMoreClipboard announced a collaborative agreement with iMPak Health to develop IT solutions that combine electronic home healthcare journals and health screening devices with clinical portals and personal health records. These tools will securely and wirelessly transmit health information from patients' homes to their care providers.
Membership wholesale club Costco has launched hosted electronic heath record and practice management software for member physicians, developed in partnership with Troy, N.Y.-based Etransmedia and Chicago-based Allscripts.