September 20, 2013
Long looked upon warily by healthcare security experts, cloud technology could soon find more favor as new rules bring clarity and assign responsibility for privacy protections.
September 19, 2013
You'd be justified in wondering whether the Office of the National Coordinator might soon see its workload wane, what with EHR adoption having reached critical mass and meaningful use incentive funding dwindling toward the halfway point. But you'd be wrong, says Farzad Mostashari, MD.
September 17, 2013
With National Health IT week well under way in the nation's capital, HIMSS is putting the spotlight on a few leaders who have been working to advance the use of health information technology throughout the country.
September 13, 2013
The American College of Physicians has become the most recent group to press the government for a delay in Stage 2 meaningful use requirements, citing among several other concerns, EHR certification and implementation issues.
August 16, 2013
With an array of industry groups anxiously calling for a delay of meaningful use Stage 2, HIMSS has made the case for a more nuanced approach, asking federal officials to launch Stage 2 on schedule but extend year one of the attestation period.
August 05, 2013
Medicare will levy $227 million in fines against hospitals in every state but one for the second round of the government's campaign to reduce the number of patients readmitted within a month, according to federal records released Friday.
July 31, 2013
Maine Medical Center's troubled EHR rollout reveals how difficult and costly it can be to keep a large implementation on course. The ensuing rough weather ripples through every part of the organization, keeping everyone off kilter until the ship can be righted.
July 30, 2013
In our Q&A, we ask Sivak, CTO at the Department of Human Services, about disrupting the traditional model of getting things done -- or not -- inside the federal government.
July 11, 2013
The 15th annual Health Care's Most Wired Survey spotlights the hospitals and healthcare systems that have come furthest so far in implementing health IT and putting it to work transforming care.
July 01, 2013
Many hospitals and health systems are increasingly frustrated with the inaccurate contact information that turns up in Google searches for their facilities. But they're even more annoyed with the unwieldy and often ineffective process required to correct it.
June 25, 2013
The 19-hospital Bon Secours Health System will tap Aetna subsidiary Healthagen for the technology, analytics and care coordination services to facilitate better care for Medicare beneficiaries whose primary physician participates in the Good Help ACO, billed as one of the nation's largest Medicare beneficiary pools.
June 24, 2013
There is no doubt that social media has fundamentally changed the patient to patient and patient to provider communications relationship for the healthcare industry.
June 20, 2013
Testing for ICD-10 could cost big money, but failing to test could cost more, according to Mark Lott, CEO of Lott QA Group and coordinator for the HIMSS WEDI National Pilot Program.
June 20, 2013
"It's not the kind of social network where one physician can say to the other, 'Hi, how's the wife and kids?' – although they can do that if they want," says Fred Zolla, chief executive officer of Nanuet, N.Y.-based iMedicor.
June 19, 2013
SNOMED was so important to healthcare's switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 medical coding, ONC Chief Farzad Mostashari, MD says, that he was willing to support the one-year delay to achieve the necessary crosswalks. This system of nomenclature can lay the groundwork and foundation for much better, more granular clinical documentation, he said.
June 17, 2013
Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national coordinator for healthcare IT, asserted today there would be no extension of the deadline for switching from the ICD-9 medical coding system to ICD-10. The deadline for conversion would remain Oct. 1, 2014, Mostashari said in a keynote delivered this morning at the HIMSS Media ICD-10 Forum in National Harbor, Md.
May 03, 2013
Patient Privacy Rights announced Friday the appointment of Adrian Gropper, MD as its first chief technology officer. Gropper has worked with federal initiatives and the Markle Foundation to help create the Direct Project's secure email system and Blue Button technologies.
March 20, 2013
As many statewide health information exchanges have revised the scope of their work, Maryland's Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients, or CRISP, has forged ahead as both a primary HIE and a supporter of IT adoption for providers around the state.
February 18, 2013
Physicians, IT professionals and technology vendors are more or less in agreement when it comes to the third and final leg of meaningful use: Let's build on our success so far, but move forward thoughtfully.