May 17, 2013
The New York eHealth Collaborative has announced the winners of its personal health record portal challenge, with the designs in turn expected to inform the PHR that NYeC will offer all New Yorkers in 2014. A Brooklyn-based health data and design startup called Mana Health won first prize and $15,000 for its PHR.
May 06, 2013
Healthcare Providers Navigate Regulatory Hurdles, Protect Patients, Improve Care Delivery and Accelerate Electronic Medical Record Adoption Using Intelligent Systems with Speech and Language Understanding
May 05, 2013
Molly Coye, chief innovation officer at the UCLA Health System, shared the stage Sunday with Mercy Health President and CEO Lynn Britton during the Opening Plenary of the American Telemedicine Association's 18th Annual International Meeting and Trade Show. mHIMSS.org Editor Eric Wicklund recently asked Coye a few questions regarding the state of the telemedicine industry.
May 03, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this year implemented pre-payment audits on Medicare and dually eligible -- Medicare and Medicaid -- providers participating in the EHR Incentive Programs. The audit programs target between 5 and 10 percent of eligible professionals attesting for meaningful use, according to Elizabeth Holland, director of the HIT Initiatives Group within CMS' Office of E-Health Standards and Services.
April 04, 2013
While the Annual Conference & Exhibition is HIMSS' signature event, the organization emphasizes the value of health IT in myriad other ways during the year through the framework of education, exhibition, and networking.
February 19, 2013
iMedicor, which specializes in healthcare communications and data exchange, announced Tuesday that it has acquired both HITS Consulting Group and ClariDIS Corporation.
January 31, 2013
The business value for providers and patients is what will drive health information exchange forward, even though most discussions typically center on the technology involved. And different uses for exchange will require different technologies.
January 08, 2013
iMedicor VMCI 0.00% today announced the launch of "Easier Than Pulling Teeth" (ETPT), a program designed to assist providers within the Careington dental community - among the nation's largest - with adherence to Meaningful Use guidelines and receipt of up to $63,750 in Federal Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive funding over six years.
January 03, 2013
iMedicor (OTCBB: VMCI) today announced it has been designated as one of the leading consultants in the country for the national HITEC project, through its contract with the NJ-HITEC organization. iMedicor has helped more than 300 primary care physicians qualify to receive Meaningful Use Compliance incentive funds of nearly $15 million from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
December 06, 2012
A new report issued by the National Center on Health Statistics (NCHS) found that in 2012, 72 percent of office-based physicians used electronic health records, up from 48 percent in 2009.
November 28, 2012
Virtua, southern New Jersey’s largest healthcare provider, is enhancing efficiency by streamlining the steps physicians and nurses must take to access patient information from multiple systems and applications.
November 27, 2012
The stars seem to be aligned for rapid progress in health information exchange. We are fast approaching a point in the development of the Health Internet where ubiquitous exchange of health data to improve care coordination and health care quality and ultimately lower costs might be possible.
November 07, 2012
Having already deployed it last week in response to Hurricane Sandy, Hackensack University Medical Center is again readying its mobile satellite emergency department (MSED) to serve locations throughout New Jersey as a nor'easter bears down on the state.
November 05, 2012
ICA, which develops interoperability technology for health information exchange (HIE), announced that it will provide Direct capabilities to clients in six states through its CareAlign Direct messaging tool.
November 02, 2012
With the support of health information technology, astute preparation by staff and, yes, even some good old-fashioned luck, hospitals and health systems along Hurricane Sandy's path emerged from the storm relatively unscathed.
October 30, 2012
As Hurricane Sandy's violent winds and torrential flooding hammered the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states Monday night, many hospitals were left to deal with the crippling aftermath.
October 29, 2012
As the mammoth storm advances on the New Jersey coastline, Hackensack University Medical Center is working to protect the IT infrastructure of its hospital command center, while also deploying mobile satellite emergency department vehicles to deliver emergency care to low-lying areas.
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.
September 24, 2012
Electronic medical records, long touted by government officials as a critical tool for cutting healthcare costs, appear to be prompting some doctors and hospitals to bill higher fees to Medicare for treating seniors.
September 07, 2012
Authentidate Holding Corp. (ADAT), a provider of secure web-based software applications and telehealth products and services for healthcare organizations, today announced that CentraState Healthcare System has selected the Inscrybe(R) Hospital Discharge solution to automate and streamline their patient discharge processes. Inscrybe Hospital Discharge facilitates the placement of patients at short- and long-term post-acute care facilities, with out-patient home care providers or specialists and with required home care supplies and equipment.