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
Five hospitals across West Virginia have recently signed on with the state's health information network, bringing the total number of hospitals connected to nine.
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 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 15, 2013
Safety net providers have had some struggles with open source software, but researchers from the University of Chicago's National Opinion Research Center see "ample evidence to indicate that these systems created workﬂow efﬁciencies within their clinical environments," and say the government should offer more funding assistance.
February 20, 2013
A new report released Tuesday recognizes the nation's best hospitals for 2013 in addition to top cities in the United States for hospital care based on in-hospital mortality rates. Dayton, Ohio; Phoenix; and Milwaukee have come out on top, all seeing mortality rates less than 5 percent.
December 07, 2012
The West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) has been recognized by the federal government as a national leader in its efforts to enhance the safety and quality of health care by embracing the use of health information technology.
December 03, 2012
Highmark Inc. and Iagnosis Inc. today announced a new relationship to jointly build awareness of an innovative dermatology service in an effort to reduce treatment wait times for residents of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware. Through the use of a consumer-friendly online tool, both companies are confident that this expanded service will help to increase access to dermatologic care.
September 12, 2012
Broadband networks are spurring improved quality and helping lower the cost of care in rural areas by reducing time to access of critical treatment and increasing the resources available to diagnose conditions.
August 22, 2012
Officials at the West Virginia Health Information Network announced on Wednesday the launch of two new pilots for its statewide health information exchange system.
June 11, 2012
As they work to curb readmission rates and shift toward value-based reimbursement, hospitals are being slapped with big penalties that experts say are only increasing. A recent study from CipherHealth shows a mounting $1.6 billion in HCAHPS and readmission penalties facing hospitals today.
May 08, 2012
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday the first batch of organizations receiving Health Care Innovation awards. A total of $122.6 million will support 26 projects -- many underpinned by health IT, and all aimed at improving care, saving money and improving the healthcare workforce.
April 12, 2012
When a server goes down in a typical office building, the disruption is annoying and frustrating for those affected. But in a healthcare environment, the consequences can literally mean life or death.
October 25, 2011
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced in late September that it was awarding 47 community health systems $13.2 million in grants to expand the use of health information technology. For three of them, however, the awards represented more than just their individual shares of the pie.
September 30, 2011
HHS announced the publication of a new proposed rule titled: CLIA Program and HIPAA Privacy Rule; Patients’ Access to Test Reports.
September 29, 2011
Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc. (Unibased) recently completed an integration of an anesthesia information management system, with an EHR where the key linkage is the Unibased award-winning ForSite2020® periOperative Resource Management System (ORMS) at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia. ForSite2020® ORMS not only functions as the conduit between the various systems, but also retains the relevant and appropriate data in a singular fashion, including registration and billing data, for all parties. The project required the cooperation of all the vendors as well as coordination, on-site testing and evaluation by the Monongalia General team.
August 05, 2011
The government has paid $400 million in meaningful use incentives to physicians and hospitals so far, a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services official told the Health IT Policy Committee Aug. 3.
July 11, 2011
The nation's "Most Wired" hospitals are making progress towards greater health information technology adoption, especially in terms of computerized physician order entry, according to Hospitals & Health Networks' 2011 Most Wired Survey results.
June 14, 2011
Sage Healthcare Division, a unit of Sage North America, today announced that more than a dozen healthcare facilities have chosen Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition Software to improve clinical efficiency and manage the administrative operation of their practices through their use of electronic health records (EHR), serving thousands of patients, throughout the United States.
June 07, 2011
Sage Healthcare Division announced today that Spring Hill Primary Care, a multispecialty practice in South Charleston, West Virginia, will implement the Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition to meet federal meaningful use requirements, improve the practice’s financial process, and streamline the clinic’s overall business efficiency from patient intake to billing.