September 26, 2011
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced up to $13.2 million in new grants to support the expansion of health information technology in settings that serve people with mental and substance use disorders.
September 23, 2011
The government will invest $224 million to help at-risk families receive home visits from nurses and social workers to improve maternal and child health and child development. The home visiting programs are underpinned by information technology, especially data collection and analytics.
September 23, 2011
PHYAURA, LLC has launched its highly anticipated community edition of PHYAURA EHR. PHYAURA EHR community edition is free and open source and allows all healthcare practitioners in the United States to document clinical notes, schedule office visits, and bill for medical services, all without any vendor lock in. PHYAURA has also established a new open source healthcare community to bring professional technology companies and users together for enhanced collaboration.
September 20, 2011
The Florida-based vendor is partnering with AirWatch to give administrators a platform from which to deploy, manage and service a wide range of mobile medical devices, including smartphones, laptops and tablets.
September 15, 2011
Glen R. Stream, MD, MBI, FAAFP, a family physician in Spokane, Wash., assumes the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians today. Previously, he served three years as a director on the AAFP Board and one year as president-elect. Stream was elected president-elect in September 2010 by the Congress of Delegates, the AAFP's governing body. The AAFP represents 100,300 physicians and medical students nationwide.
September 13, 2011
The 2011 HIMSS Davies Award Winners were announced Tuesday during a conference that was part of National Health Information Technology Week. Officials have also changed the criteria for next year's awards, aligning them with the HIMSS Analytics EMR adoption model.
September 09, 2011
Patient Access Solutions, Inc. (Pink Sheets: PASO), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the healthcare industry is pleased to announce its EMR management & support solution has been engaged and is being deployed with a Florida based hospital group.
September 09, 2011
MedeFile International has signed an agreement with ConnectCare3 to offer its Internet-enabled PHR to people who suffer from serious or chronic illnesses, giving them a central collection point for all of their medical records and data.
September 06, 2011
Rural health networks across the nation will receive more than $11.9 million to support the adoption of electronic health records and other health information technology.
August 31, 2011
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, in partnership with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), has launched a secure email service that enables health care providers to exchange health information electronically with other providers.
August 30, 2011
A new cloud-based electronic health record is expected to make its debut in the EHR market this fall. Developed by Miami-based CareCloud, the EHR is in beta, according to the company's executive vice president Richard Lopez del Rincon, who anticipates taking clients live Oct. 1.
August 25, 2011
The Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology, and The New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene have been named the two winners of the HIMSS Public Health Davies Award of Excellence, for the value their IT systems bring to the populations that they serve.
August 19, 2011
Half of the $40 million in grants the government is awarding for efforts to identify and enroll children eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has been earmarked for technology to make enrollment more efficient.
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.
July 06, 2011
Websites are "the new storefront" these days, and medical practices should not be missing out on the opportunity, says one expert. However, he points out that they "are a constant evolution," and so it's important to "lay the right foundation."
July 05, 2011
The hours-long wait in the emergency department is the standard of almost any hospital horror story – for the hospital as well as the patient. It’s frustrating for the patient who wants to be treated, and for the hospital administrator who wants to provide quality care and ensure a good rapport with the community.
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 02, 2011
"Historically, telehealth hasn't received the attention that it's deserved from the federal government," says Neal Neuberger, executive director of the Institute for e-Health Policy and president of Health Tech Strategies. A case in point is the government's meaningful use program.
May 31, 2011
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida has announced the release of its first Florida Blue mobile app for the iPhone and Android smartphones, designed to provide members with general health information, tools to manage their own health and details about their benefits.
May 18, 2011
More than 700 Florida medical providers have recently enrolled in The Center for the Advancement of Health IT (AHIT), a regional extension center program, to receive help implementing electronic health record systems and achieving meaningful use.