August 20, 2013
As the Department of Health and Human Services invests $67 million in insurance exchange navigators and $150 million more in enrollment assistance, some attorneys general are raising privacy and fraud concerns, and looking for answers.
August 15, 2013
Providing easy access to medical histories and treatment records is just one aspect of MyJourney Compass, a $1.7 million project funded by ONC and designed to help patients navigate the complex cancer treatment process and become more involved in their healthcare decisions.
July 22, 2013
Hospitals across the country are taking bold steps to improve care and transparency as the healthcare system changes. Here are three whose recent announcements reflect some of the big changes that are under way for the entire healthcare system.
July 15, 2013
Working to ensure the availability and portability of health records in the wake of hurricanes or tornadoes, four Gulf Coast states and six states in the East and Midwest have set up infrastructure to safeguard access to critical health information.
July 03, 2013
Royal Philips and Georgia Regents Medical Center, Georgia's public academic health center, have announced a 15-year alliance to enable increasingly patient-centered approaches to care and to create an innovative business model that addresses current and future clinical, operational and equipment needs of GRMC's multiple sites.
June 27, 2013
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush have confirmed the cloud-based EHR company's plans to expand in Atlanta, an idea that has been talked about for months. The fast-growing cloud-based health IT company, headquartered in Watertown, Mass., will invest $10.8 million in the expansion at the Ponce City Market development.
June 26, 2013
M*Modal, a leading provider of clinical documentation and Speech Understanding solutions, today announced an expanded relationship with Erlanger Health System to deliver exclusive outsourced transcription and front-end speech recognition technologies. Erlanger has selected M*Modal Fluency Flex to bring greater choice, efficiency and cost savings in creating reports and documenting patient records.
June 04, 2013
More than 2100 health care providers across Georgia have registered for GeorgiaDirect, a free, secure e-mail, and easy-to use messaging service offered by the Georgia Health Information Network Inc.
March 21, 2013
A telemedicine bill aimed at expanding remote patient monitoring technology in rural and underserved communities was re-introduced in the Senate this week, making it the fifth time the bill has been proposed since 2005.
February 22, 2013
Officials at a northwest Georgia hospice group have notified patients of a data breach after an unencrypted company laptop containing personal health information was stolen from an employee's car in January.
February 04, 2013
Already this year, some 13 states, plus the District of Columbia, have introduced legislation that would further expand the usage and reimbursement of telemedicine services.
January 25, 2013
In what's been billed as one of the largest telemedicine initiatives to date, Georgia's public health commissioner announced Thursday her plans to launch telemedicine clinics in every public health center statewide if grant money permits, The Telegraph reports.
January 24, 2013
A Georgia Congressman has released draft legislation that would regulate how the developers of mobile applications -- including mHealth apps -- collect personal data.
November 15, 2012
With the intention of forming a collaborative network of 20 non-competing, not-for-profit health systems in the Southeast, WellStar Health System has acquired the trade name, trademark and other assets of the bankrupt Center for Health Transformation (CHT), a for-profit think-tank founded by Newt Gingrich.
November 05, 2012
Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. (NYS: GWAY) , which delivers innovative software and business services solutions for ambulatory care providers through its PrimeSUITE platform, today announced that Cerner (NAS: CERN) has certified PrimeSUITE for interoperability with the Cerner Network suite of solutions. The Cerner Interoperability Certification Program is designed to create truly integrated platforms that transform health and care delivery by enabling health systems, hospitals and practices/clinics to achieve their information exchange goals and improved outcomes.
October 29, 2012
Harbin Clinic will ceremonially launch new high-speed broadband capabilities with a Thursday ribbon-cutting at one of its satellites, Armuchee Family Practice, 5470 Martha Berry Highway.
October 19, 2012
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will receive the 2012 CDC Foundation Hero Award at a ceremony tonight at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC Foundation is honoring President Carter for three decades of visionary leadership focused on building international public-private partnerships to save lives, reduce suffering and provide hope for millions of the world’s poorest people, as well as for his commitment to achieving a more peaceful and healthy world for us all.
October 18, 2012
Expansion plans at Teleradiology Specialists hit full stride with the announcement of six new contracts for reading radiology exams in the past quarter. New customers include a two-location diagnostic imaging company in New Jersey, a multisite Urgent Care company in Georgia, a diagnostic medical practice on Long Island (NY), a single location Urgent Care facility in Florida, a diagnostic imaging facility in Florida and a multi-state military subcontractor.
August 29, 2012
St. Mark's Medical Center in La Grange, Texas, recently became the latest hospital to go-live on McKesson's Paragon hospital information system (HIS), completely transitioning off a legacy HIS just 14 months after contract signing. With clinicians already giving up paper for electronic records, the medical center began its 90-day reporting period for Stage 1 meaningful use within a week of go-live. St. Mark's is one of a dozen hospitals that have recently replaced systems from Meditech with the top-rated(1) Paragon solution, successfully completing quick, seamless migrations.
August 07, 2012
There have been only two times in my life that I have paid attention to cows. I'm in the midst of the second as we speak.