May 17, 2013
The New York eHealth Collaborative has announced the winners of its personal health record portal challenge, with the designs in turn expected to inform the PHR that NYeC will offer all New Yorkers in 2014. A Brooklyn-based health data and design startup called Mana Health won first prize and $15,000 for its PHR.
May 16, 2013
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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 25, 2013
Healthcare institutions should emulate best-of-breed privacy polices developed by financial services firms rather than other hospitals, recommends Kaye Scholer and William Tanenbaum, technology lawyers at New York-based law firm William A. Tanenbaum.
April 05, 2013
Rather than trying to create new information exchange governance standards, the Office of the National Coordinator is pursuing the goal of nationwide HIE interoperability and security via a cooperative agreement with Direct Trust and the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup to build on current successes, while sorting out ongoing barriers.
March 01, 2013
The Samaritan Hospital in eastern New York, just outside of Albany may eventually face some hefty fines from the Office for Civil Rights as the hospital just Friday notified the public of a HIPAA privacy breach stemming from a November 2011 incident.
February 19, 2013
iMedicor, which specializes in healthcare communications and data exchange, announced Tuesday that it has acquired both HITS Consulting Group and ClariDIS Corporation.
February 18, 2013
Call it "connected independence" or "sustainable aging," but the impact is clear: Today's seniors are a growing population, and they're demanding more from an already-taxed healthcare system as they strive to stay in their own homes and out of the hospital. Among the new companies catering to their needs and wants is eCaring.
January 31, 2013
Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital have joined forces to launch the new Institute for Precision Medicine, a research hub that will deploy leading-edge technology to find targeted treatments based patients' genetic profiles.
January 16, 2013
Primary Partners, a Florida-based organization of some 60 healthcare providers that participates in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Medicare Shared Savings Program, has announced a partnership with AMC Health, a New York-based provider of telemedicine services. The agreement enables AMC to provide telemonitoring services for Primary Partners patients with chronic diseases, such as heart failure, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
January 01, 2013
As healthcare CIOs across the country consider the year ahead, they seem optimistic that 2013 will end with significant progress on many fronts - putting the patient at the center of care, making the switch to ICD-10 smoothly, achieving interoperability, finding clarity - and world peace.
December 21, 2012
"Concerned, but not panicking," is how Allscripts' biggest customer describes his reaction to the EHR vendor's switch at the top -- one that has CEO Glen Tullman stepping down, and former Cerner executive Paul Black, now steering the ship. Allscripts customers give both men kudos for leadership, but say the turnaround has to be decisive -- and quick.
December 19, 2012
It is not everyday that a person gets to see something entirely foreign and new and have their eyes opened to things that delight and surprise them, but I have just returned from a week of that feeling and it was downright revelatory.
December 10, 2012
Bassett Healthcare Network, a six-member hospital network based in upstate New York, is continuing its transition to electronic medical records (EMRs). The network transitioned its outpatient services to an enhanced EMR back in 2011 and has recently implemented an EMR in the inpatient setting at the 180-bed Bassett Medical Center, which went live Dec. 8.
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 27, 2012
The stars seem to be aligned for rapid progress in health information exchange. We are fast approaching a point in the development of the Health Internet where ubiquitous exchange of health data to improve care coordination and health care quality and ultimately lower costs might be possible.
November 15, 2012
Sixty-nine percent of U.S. primary care physicians reported using electronic medical records in 2012 -- up from 46 percent in 2009, according to findings from the 2012 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey. But in the U.S., just 11 percent of physicians said they had referral information available when it was needed.
November 05, 2012
When the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently selected Aegis.Net to establish a health IT test standard and interoperability as part of meaningful use of electronic health records, it highlighted the rising importance of interoperability testing.
October 31, 2012
The Statewide Health Information Network of New York sees itself as a "public utility" as much as an HIE. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, as patients bounce between hospitals (and as other public utilities, such as electricity and transportation, are compromised), it has enabled critical continuity of 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.