May 20, 2013
When stakeholders, federal officials and proponents of electronic health records first tossed around the idea of providing incentives to help move the giant boulder of progress up the mountain, there were plenty of skeptics. How can you take physicians who are set in their ways – and patients who are used to those ways – and change all the rules? But, change they did, and in just two years since the EHR Incentive Program began, more hospitals and physicians than ever before have gone digital.
April 28, 2013
This past summer, New York passed a state law that requires electronic prescribing of controlled substances by the end of 2014. By that time, every psychiatrist, dentist, and other care provider must e-prescribe – no scribbled-upon script pads allowed – as part of a larger effort to combat doctor- shopping prescription drug fraud.
April 17, 2013
The Bipartisan Policy Center, Heritage Provider Network and The Advisory Board Company announced Tuesday the launch the Care Transformation Prize Series, a nationwide contest to find ways to more effectively deploy big data in healthcare.
April 15, 2013
In the wake of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Reston, Va.-based hCentive is striving to make life easier for states and payers as they set up health insurance exchanges (HIX).
March 01, 2013
A raft of technologies including broadband, cloud computing, cheaper storage and mobile devices, among others, is driving the transformation. At the same time, market expectations regarding standards of care are changing, as are younger providers' relationship with health-specific IT.
February 18, 2013
Multiple models of health information exchange are at work, with varying degrees of success. At least one critic calls the nationwide network of HIEs an "unmitigated disaster," while proponents in the trenches say it will take time for the the systems and standards to mature, and also to work through some very complicated issues, policy and governance among them.
January 23, 2013
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center (Brookhaven, N.Y.) recently installed two CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems to help enhance patient care. One DRX-Revolution images ER patients and the other system is used for ICU and inpatients throughout the hospital.
January 21, 2013
Eleven states have received $1.5 billion more in grants from the Health and Human Services Department to support their creation of health insurance exchanges, which must be ready in October for enrollment season.
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 01, 2013
There are many elements of business intelligence in play within the healthcare IT continuum, but without a specific focus, the initiative is stuck in neutral. In fact, that is where many healthcare providers find themselves with their BI programs, system specialists say - wondering how to proceed and in which direction to move.
December 19, 2012
Now that states have declared their plans for health insurance exchanges, the focus can move from which model to choose -- and its political implications -- to the details of their progress as they prepare for enrollment in October 2013, just 10 months off.
December 17, 2012
The decision to implement clinical decision support may be a tricky one. Once you've committed to spending the time, money and resources on getting it up and running, you want to be certain it will fly within the scope of what your healthcare system can offer.
December 14, 2012
If an army marches on its stomach, does that mean a healthcare provider marches on its data?
November 13, 2012
iMedicor (OTCQB: VMCI) today announced it had entered into an agreement with Galaxy Health Network, one of the nation's largest PPO/MCO healthcare networks, to provide the advantages of iMedicor's Social Health Information Exchange (iMedicor SocialHIE) to Galaxy's vast healthcare provider network comprising more than 400,000 physicians, 2700 medical centers and 47,000 ancillary care facilities.
November 08, 2012
The continuing convergence of healthcare and information communication technologies makes the telehealth industry one of the most confusing yet transformative spaces across the globe. One of the key needs in telehealth concerns the management and adherence to medication regimens. While basic pill boxes are not new, recent advancements in technology have allowed more effective medication management systems emerge creating this new exciting market opportunity. Due to these needs, medication management systems are quickly growing; consequently, this is becoming one of the most rapidly evolving markets in healthcare.
November 01, 2012
Rochester RHIO, one of whose mandates is to enable diagnostic image sharing, has been offering the service since 2009. In the coming year, the HIE expects to complete studies it has been conducting on the ways access to images affects clinical care.
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 24, 2012
MGMA-ACMPE announced today that William S. Henderson, FACMPE, administrator, The Neurology Group LLP, Albany, N.Y.; and David P. Taylor, FACMPE, FACHE, vice president Regional Services, CoxHealth, Springfield, Mo., will serve as Board co-chairs of MGMA-ACMPE.*
October 23, 2012
QHC Advisory Group, LLC, announces that its colleagues and strategic partners at CECity, together with the Pennsylvania (PA) Collaborative have received the prestigious Gold Award for Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection in the category of Health Information/Decision Support from URAC, one of the nation’s leading independent healthcare accreditation agencies.
October 18, 2012
Healthcare professionals and member organizations from across the Capital Region and Northern New York will gather for the annual meeting of the Healthcare Information Xchange of New York (HIXNY) on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, NY. InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care and a strategic partner with HIXNY, is the exclusive sponsor for HIXNY’s annual meeting.