September 18, 2013
Approximately 68 percent of hospitals have purchased technology from a software vendor that has been certified to the 2014 Edition certification criteria, according to data collected through June 2013 in the HIMSS Analytics Database. Other HIMSS research also support the findings.
September 16, 2013
The mHealth Alliance is looking to lend a helping hand to mHealth programs and projects in developing nations. In a partnership with Johnson + Johnson, the Washington, D.C.-based global organization is launching the mHealth Expert Learning Program.
August 05, 2013
Medicare will levy $227 million in fines against hospitals in every state but one for the second round of the government's campaign to reduce the number of patients readmitted within a month, according to federal records released Friday.
July 09, 2013
MedTech Media, a division of HIMSS Media, announced today the launch of mHealth News, a website serving the information needs of professionals who are advancing healthcare through the use of mobile platforms.
June 25, 2013
The 19-hospital Bon Secours Health System will tap Aetna subsidiary Healthagen for the technology, analytics and care coordination services to facilitate better care for Medicare beneficiaries whose primary physician participates in the Good Help ACO, billed as one of the nation's largest Medicare beneficiary pools.
June 14, 2013
It’s an exciting time for consumers. Now, more than ever, they have access to tools that allow them to play active roles in tracking, maintaining and improving their health.
June 13, 2013
The trusted identity ecosystem that the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace is working to create with ONC can serve as foundation to fight cybercrime and identity theft, tighten security standards and enable the sharing of a minimal amount of information.
April 29, 2013
Telemedicine may be changing the way healthcare is delivered around the world, but it's identical to every other economic sector in one critical respect: Without investment, companies don't get very far.
April 16, 2013
Capitol Hill legislators are getting an intimate look at the latest in mobile healthcare today with the appearance of the HealthSpot Station at the Consumer Electronics Association's 2013 CES on the Hill. In all, 22 companies will demonstrate their technology at the invitation-only event.
April 10, 2013
Health IT has been used to great effect in tackling many problems. However, there are large sections of the population that go unserved or underserved, such as minorities.
February 06, 2013
Leaders of healthcare policy encouraged the industry to move ahead faster during a keynote address at the National Health Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 4 "...help us speed up the rate of change," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius encouraged conference attendees.
January 30, 2013
It takes a rare and altruistic person to truly and deeply care about an issue before it directly affects their life. As a journalist, I would like to believe I care that much about what I report. I am obviously immersed in the subject of healthcare IT and have been for more than six years; I find it fascinating.
January 01, 2013
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.
January 01, 2013
Electronic tools, including smartphones, can help patients, but the adoption of apps for smartphones and online tools for healthcare are still lagging, according to a new report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C.
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.
December 04, 2012
The Department of Health and Human Services' August decision finalizing a one-year delay for ICD-10 has given providers additional time to make the necessary preparations for the switch, and, according to a KLAS report released Monday, the majority of providers plan to use a third-party firm to help get them there.
November 28, 2012
In the results released Nov. 28, 103 hospitals that Leapfrog had given a "C" or lower in its first round of ratings in June got an "A" in the updated Hospital Safety Score, based on more recent data and a slightly tweaked methodology.
November 15, 2012
With the intention of forming a collaborative network of 20 non-competing, not-for-profit health systems in the Southeast, WellStar Health System has acquired the trade name, trademark and other assets of the bankrupt Center for Health Transformation (CHT), a for-profit think-tank founded by Newt Gingrich.
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.
November 06, 2012
EXL Landa will host its annual 2012 Healthcare Symposium at The Westin Georgetown in Washington, D.C., November 14-16.