June 17, 2013
Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national coordinator for healthcare IT, asserted today there would be no extension of the deadline for switching from the ICD-9 medical coding system to ICD-10. The deadline for conversion would remain Oct. 1, 2014, Mostashari said in a keynote delivered this morning at the HIMSS Media ICD-10 Forum in National Harbor, Md.
June 05, 2013
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched a competition among technology developers to improve consumer understanding and use of data that compare hospital prices. Winners of the RWJF Hospital Price Transparency Challenge will share $120,000 in prize money.
April 18, 2013
At the annual TEDMED conference on April 16, speakers in the opening session shared stories and innovative ideas on how big data could influence the future of medicine.
February 14, 2013
Anyone who understands the importance of continuity of care knows that health information exchange is essential. How are we supposed to cut waste and duplication from the healthcare system and truly focus on patient welfare if doctor B has no idea what tests doctor A conducted, or what the results were?
January 30, 2013
Interoperability is a lynchpin for health IT advancement, yet it is lacking, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) told the audience at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology 2012 Annual Meeting, Dec. 12 in Washington, DC.
January 14, 2013
TEDMED, www.TEDMED.com, the annual multi-disciplinary gathering where leaders from all sectors of society come together to explore the promise of technology and potential of human achievement in health and medicine, has announced the first 10 of its speakers and two new collaboration and innovation initiatives for 2013.
January 04, 2013
Almost everyone in the healthcare IT world, and beyond, has heard of Blue Button, a federal program designed for, initially, veterans, and now Medicare beneficiaries, to download their electronic health records. But, now there's something new to add to that growing trend: the iBlueButton app.
December 13, 2012
At the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology 2012 Annual Meeting, held Dec. 12 in Washington, DC, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) told attendees that interoperability is a lynch pin for health IT advancement, and it is currently lacking.
December 10, 2012
Electronic tools, including smartphones, can help patients, but the adoption of apps for healthcare is still lagging, according to a new report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C.
November 28, 2012
Telehealth used to be something few people knew about, or understood. Today, it is fast taking its place as a major aspect of healthcare, according to experts at the National eHealth Collaborative's Technology Crossroads Conference in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 27.
November 15, 2012
Companies and their employees have a lot to gain from on-site health clinics, but fear over health information privacy still remains a hurdle, according to speakers at the 17th Annual National Business Coalition on Health, held Nov. 12-14.
November 14, 2012
Target's employee well-being program, which includes a website for employees, has proven to boost sales in the two years since it was launched, according to Dawne Carlson, director of Organizational Effectiveness, Target Corporation.
November 09, 2012
Today the mHealth Alliance, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Baker & McKenzie, and Merck announced that they are partnering on a new project to increase the understanding of privacy and security policies that relate to the use of mobile technologies in health care, a field known as mHealth. According to a 2011 World Health Organization report, governments cite issues related to data privacy and security and the protection of individual health information as two of the top barriers to the expansion of mHealth. Protecting personal health information that is collected and transmitted over mobile devices is essential to bringing mHealth to scale.
November 09, 2012
Now that the election is over and the Affordable Care Act has been made permanent by the Supreme Court's decision, governors who have been sitting on healthcare decisions have "a lot of pent up energy" for moving forward, said former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist at a post-election healthcare meeting held in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
October 26, 2012
eClinicalWorks(R), a leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that eClinicalWorks' customer Coastal Medical, founded in Providence, R.I., has received a 2012 Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence. The award, recognizing outstanding achievement in the implementation and value from health information technology, specifically electronic health records (EHRs), will be awarded at the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, La. on March 3-7, 2013.
October 16, 2012
Today the National Crowdfunding Association (NLCFA) announced that it has entered into a partnership with Avectra, the leading technology provider to associations and non-profits. Avectra will provide the robust software solution NLCFA needs to manage its enormous growth.
September 13, 2012
Each year, during NHIT Week, HIMSS honors policy leaders who have helped improve healthcare delivery with the best use of health information technology and management systems. This year, two HIMSS Policy Leader Award winners were honored during National Health IT Week 2012 Networking Reception and Awards ceremony on Sept. 12. Also recognized were recipients of the Modern Healthcare/HIMSS CEO IT Achievement Award and the Fourth Annual CHIME State Advocacy Award for CIO Leadership.
August 21, 2012
The National Quality Forum (NQF) has named Johnson City, Tenn.-based Mountain States Health Alliance the recipient of its 2012 National Quality Healthcare Award, the 19th organization to receive the distinction.
July 25, 2012
National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) on July 24 published the results of its Consumer Engagement with Health Information Technology Survey. More than half of the organizations polled said consumer engagement was a high priority for them.
June 19, 2012
Eighty-two healthcare providers from across the country will be recognized for their successful implementation of electronic health record (EHR) technology at Tuesday's White House Health IT Town Hall in Washington, DC.