Proposed changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act establish standards that would be difficult for providers to meet and should be scaled back, according to comments filed by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
The American Telemedicine Association has issued a letter sharply criticizing the Federal Communications Commission for its inaction on a number of telehealth-related issues, including the National Broadband Plan.
In its 13th year, the Most Wired hospitals and health systems list, put out by Hospitals & Health Networks, seems to have upped its value as an indicator of hospital care, rather than just a marketing tool.
HealthInsight, a Salt Lake City-based non-profit, announced Thursday that it will launch a health information exchange in Nevada. HealthInsight is a regional extension center and an ONC Beacon Community.
In an evolution one executive says will help physicians face an "onslaught of uncertainties and challenges," GE Healthcare has launched the latest version of its integrated EMR and PM system for physician practices, Centricity Practice Solution 10.
Wednesday marks the one year anniversary since CMS set the meaningful use criteria for electronic health records. And while that has helped drive adoption, a high percentage of hospitals report they expect to continue to treat patient using paper records for up to five more years.
One of the greatest boons on the journey toward achieving meaningful use is having physicians champion health IT, according to Greg Ator, MD, chief medical informatics officer for the University of Kansas Hospital.
The Joint Commission’s 2011 National Patient Safety Goals for hospitals should be included in electronic health record certification and criteria for meaningful use, say authors of a commentary that appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national health IT coordinator, said that he agreed with the conclusions of the Health IT Policy Committee for delaying until 2014 the start of Stage 2 of meaningful use, essentially signaling to the industry that federal policymakers will follow the advisory group's recommendation.
Symantec has introduced the new Allscripts Privacy & Security Risk Assessment. The tool automates the paper-based process of assessing a medical practice's privacy and security risks and is designed to help physicians qualify for federal incentives for EHR adoption.