drchrono, which offers a free electronic health record platform on the iPad, has received ONC-ACTB certification, allowing doctors to receive up to $44,000 in incentives for using the app. Officials tout drchrono as the first iPad-native EHR to be certified for meaningful use.
Mac McMillan, CEO of Austin, Texas-based IT security firm CynergisTek and chair of the HIMSS Privacy & Security Policy Task Force, has some strong opinions about privacy protections in healthcare nowadays. The short version? Things could be a lot better.
HealthSouth Corporation, a publicly traded company focused solely on inpatient rehabilitative care, plans to digitize care processes across the company's 97 inpatient rehabilitation facilities in 26 states. HealthSouth tapped Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner to get the job done.
A new report from the UnitedHealth Group indicates rural Americans will face an increasing need for healthcare and more challenges in accessing it, and recommends telehealth and telemedicine technology as a possible solution.
The American Medical Association and 91 state and specialty medical societies have submitted formal comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services expressing concern over the proposed changes to the electronic prescribing penalty program.
CompTIA, the non-profit trade association for the IT industry, is now offering a new professional credential aimed at health information technology professionals who install, manage and troubleshoot EHR systems.
Ashford University has recently introduced several new online healthcare degrees – including one in healthcare informatics – to position its students to compete for high-demand healthcare jobs created by the aging population.
The National Cancer Institute and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT have launched an innovation competition to use public data to develop software applications that can potentially integrate with health IT platforms to help prevent and control cancer. Developers can vie for awards up to $20,000.