The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced the first six provider-based accountable care organizations (ACOs) to seek accreditation from the ACO Accreditation program launched by NCQA in November.
Career Quest Learning Centers, in Lansing, Mich., has introduced a new Health Information Technology program to meet employer demands for new workers to handle federally mandated electronic health records. Classes begin Feb. 1 at Michigan campuses in Lansing, Jackson and Kalamazoo.
Adventist Health, an integrated healthcare delivery system headquartered in Roseville, Calif, will expand its electronic health record system across more than 130 outpatient clinic -- which includes the largest California network of rural health clinics.
The Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record program has paid more than $2.5 billion to physicians and hospitals in incentive payments for all of 2011, with December contributing to the steep growth curve.
Physician and blogger Kevin Pho, MD, who practices medicine in Nashua, N.H., discusses the healthcare issues that matter most to Granite State voters, and explains how politics shape ballot casters' views of health reform during the primary process.
Outpatient visits can put some patients at risk, according to a new report from the American Medical Association. The report concludes that research is lacking in this area, and calls for greater and more focused attention, intervention and resources on ambulatory care safety.
Iowa is poised to build a health information exchange (HIE) that will make it possible for even small rural medical practices to share patient information. Officials expect it will be fully operational by year's end.
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.