September 23, 2013
Outgoing National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, spoke with Government Health IT Editor Tom Sullivan recently about the difference between applying his passion for improving healthcare through health IT at the local level and federal level.
September 18, 2013
The Scorecard provides the first state-by-state comparison of the healthcare experiences of the 39 percent of Americans with incomes less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or $47,000 a year for a family of four and $23,000 for an individual.
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 14, 2013
On one level, taking a pill is one of the simplest forms of healthcare, and it's safe to say that across the country people pop pills by the millions every day. At the same time, medication errors are responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of patients annually. A better approach to meds management is needed.
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 26, 2013
CommonWell Health Alliance announced this week that Mobile, Ala.-based CPSI and Tucson, Ariz.-based Sunquest Information Systems are the two latest vendors to sign on to the interoperability organization.
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 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.
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 13, 2013
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, has announced plans to step down in July, after four years as the nation's top voice for public health.
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.
February 04, 2013
Health IT adoption at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) has yielded significant quality of care improvements, a new study has found, even as the health centers are still coming up to speed with meaningful use. The study measures the extent of electronic health record and health information exchange use and associated quality of care across several functions.
November 30, 2012
While smaller critical access hospitals often struggle to successfully and affordably implement electronic health records, a recent case study conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives found that Henry County Health Center in central Iowa is well on its way to success.
November 15, 2012
The American Health Information Management Association is partnering with the Delta Regional Authority on a pilot project aimed at speeding the adoption of electronic health records in the Delta region by initiating a revolving micro-loan program.
November 08, 2012
Alabama Partnership for TeleHealth, Inc & Connecting ALABAMA, partnered for a successful first annual Connecting Alabama: Broadband & TeleHealth Summit with over 200 attendees. The Summit was Alabama’s first conference designed to bring together individuals and organizations interested in advancing broadband and telehealth services throughout the state. The Summit was held on October 17-19, 2012 at the beautiful and comfortable Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill, Prattville, Alabama.
August 24, 2012
DST Health Solutions, LLC today announced that it has been named a founding partner of the Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT), a program dedicated to supporting health care systems and public health agencies through the improved and expanded use of health information technology (HIT).
July 27, 2012
Omnicell, Inc., a provider of medication and supply management solutions and analytics software for healthcare facilities, today announced that the University of South Alabama Health System (USA), based in Mobile, Ala., selected Omnicell to be its provider of automated medication management solutions throughout USA Medical Center and USA Children's & Women's Hospital. The University of South Alabama Health System's Omnicell G4 technology investment will replace its legacy medication management system and complement the advanced technology needs of the growing health system.
July 27, 2012
Microsoft announced that it has implemented the safeguards required by HIPAA and HITECH inside Windows Azure Core Services and is offering a HIPAA business associate agreement (BAA) to its enterprise agreement/volume licensing customers and partners in the health industry.
July 19, 2012
HarborPath, a new, non-profit organization, has been established to create a program that offers a single place for application and medication fulfillment for uninsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS who otherwise qualify for manufacturer-sponsored patient assistance programs.
July 10, 2012
The 2012 installment of the annual "Health Care's Most Wired" survey finds hospitals nationwide leveraging health information technology in new and envelope-pushing ways.