Despite some slower-than-expected growth due to confusion over vendor qualifications and federal meaningful use guidelines, the EMR market grew in 2010 and should see its best years ahead, according to Kalorama Information.
One-third of physician practices and community health clinics are poised to replace their electronic medical record systems, according to research firm KLAS. The replacement surge sets up Allscripts, eClinicalWorks, Epic and NextGen for new business, KLAS reports.
Providers are reevaluating their teleradiology services for a better price and improved quality, and hospitals are poised to replace their PACS systems, according to new studies released by research firm CapSite.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and David Blumenthal, MD, national coordinator for health IT, gave Wednesday morning's keynote speech at HIMSS11. Here are the tweets from our live broadcast of the event.
Hospitals may face problems when it comes to getting patients to use electronic medical records, which could prevent them from meeting criteria for Stage 2 of meaningful use, according to a new report by PwC Health Research Institute.
The health IT workforce development program, established with funding from the HITECH Act, is on track to train the right workers for the right jobs, a panel of community college and university administrators told attendees at a HIMSS11 session Tuesday.
As the ONC's Beacon Communities focus on using IT to improve the quality and efficiency of care, they also have a rare opportunity to spur regional economic growth as they make use of private-sector systems and technology.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has fined Cignet Health of Prince George's County, Md., $4.3 million, in what officials say is the first civil money penalty (CMP) issued for a covered entity's violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
As the government gears up to develop standards for meaningful use Stages 2 and 3, the American Medical Association and MITRE Corporation, on behalf of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, are working on a project to help test the collection of population health "in the real world."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), GE Healthcare and the Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services are collaborating on a project that aims at testing the efficacy of actionable health alerts, delivered instantly to a physician's electronic medical record.
UNC Health Care has launched a new health information exchange (HIE) to improve the flow of reliable health information among their affiliated hospitals and physician practices throughout North Carolina, IBM officials announced Tuesday at HIMSS.