September 08, 2011
For some providers, the option of buying a new certified electronic health record system would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and countless hours to retrain staff. That’s why some organizations are turning to a new certification program established by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) for older homegrown systems.
August 05, 2011
House members have introduced a new bill aimed at fixing what many view as an unjust provision in the government’s program to offer incentives for hospitals that prove meaningful use of electronic health records.
July 19, 2011
U.S. News & World Report has released its list of 118 hospitals that are leaders when it comes to using electronic medical records and providing quality care.
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 24, 2011
Healthcare IT News interviewed three solo practitioners who have met Stage 1 meaningful use guidelines, and asked what advice they might have for other solo practitioners or small practices.
June 13, 2011
Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare) in Peekskill, NY, has been named the single finalist for the 2011 HIMSS Community Health Organization Davies Award, which recognizes excellence in leveraging electronic health records to improve healthcare delivery.
May 31, 2011
Leveraging efficiencies of the electronic health record, four independent physician practices have earned the position of finalist for the 2011 HIMSS Ambulatory Care Davies Award of Excellence.
May 27, 2011
Exploring the potential of Interbit Data's report distribution software, NetDelivery, Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, NY, has discovered numerous applications, enabling the speed of automated information sharing across its organization and satisfying the diverse report requirements of multiple departments.
May 25, 2011
Sage Healthcare Division, a unit of Sage North America, announced today that its client, Dr. Moore & Associates, a primary care practice in Brooklyn, NY, is among several of the company's clients to successfully attest to Stage 1 meaningful use under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.
May 18, 2011
International medical technology company, Sectra, announces its multi-year agreement with Suffolk MRI, Smithtown, NY, to deliver its web-based RIS. The RIS will be seamlessly integrated to Suffolk MRI’s existing Sectra PACS to increase radiology workflow efficiencies and patient throughput. This will enable Suffolk MRI to improve its level of service to referrers and patients.
May 10, 2011
Carestream Health has been awarded the U.S. government’s DIN-PACS III (Digital Imaging Network/Picture Archiving and Communications System) contract. This contract allows the company’s PACS systems, sub-systems and components to be purchased by Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, Indian Health Service and federal civilian agencies.
April 27, 2011
The ability to transmit detailed images over long distances is fueling new telemedicine projects in Canada and China and making it possible for physicians to view images anywhere and consult regarding patients and treatments.
April 22, 2011
Just weeks after launching a national sales campaign, Digital Assent, provider of the award-winning PatientPad self-service patient check-in and patient education solution (www.patient-pad.com), has signed its 100th PatientPad customer and expanded its point-of-care network to 15 states.
April 20, 2011
Carestream Health announced U.S. orders for its KODAK DIRECTVIEW CR Mammography system, which enables high-resolution mammography images to be captured digitally using new or existing KODAK DIRECTVIEW CR systems.
April 07, 2011
In yesterday's blog I talked about the EHR usability factor. After reading an article in the American Medical News, I'm compelled to remain with this topic for today.
March 22, 2011
Seven entities awarded grants
February 20, 2011
The to-do list for the year ahead for the members of the College of Health Information Executives (CHIME) is long and complex - the more reason to form partnerships, says one of its leaders.
February 18, 2011
MedPlus, the healthcare information technology subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics, has unveiled the next release of its Care360 EHR solution, designed to significantly enhance its interoperability by supporting specifications established by the Direct Project under the coordination of the ONC.
February 11, 2011
Neurological Services of Orlando is poised to roll out a Web-based neurology-specific electronic health record and practice management system developed by Waiting Room Solutions of Goshen, N.Y.
February 02, 2011
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced Wednesday that providers and public health agencies in Minnesota and Rhode Island have begun securely exchanging health information online as part of the Direct Project.