September 03, 2013
Mayo Clinic will be working with Northern Arizona University to test the feasibility of using a telemedicine robot to assess athletes with suspected concussions during football games.
July 26, 2013
CommonWell Health Alliance announced this week that Mobile, Ala.-based CPSI and Tucson, Ariz.-based Sunquest Information Systems are the two latest vendors to sign on to the interoperability organization.
July 15, 2013
Safety net providers have had some struggles with open source software, but researchers from the University of Chicago's National Opinion Research Center see "ample evidence to indicate that these systems created workﬂow efﬁciencies within their clinical environments," and say the government should offer more funding assistance.
June 12, 2013
Doug Fridsma, MD, director of the ONC's Office of Science and Technology, likes to tell his staff: "If we're going to make mistakes, lets make new ones; let's not make old ones." Fridsma, told attendees at the 2013 Government Health IT Conference that his office has several goals in fueling health IT innovation.
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 17, 2013
More than 500 patients at the Arizona Counseling and Treatment Services are being notified of a HIPAA breach after a company laptop containing patients' personal health information was stolen from an employee's home, according to a Yuma Sun report.
February 04, 2013
Already this year, some 13 states, plus the District of Columbia, have introduced legislation that would further expand the usage and reimbursement of telemedicine services.
January 23, 2013
Gov. Phil Bryant and Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney have known each other for 30 years and call themselves friends. Now, though, a wedge has come between the two elected Republicans -- President Barack Obama's health law, the part of it that calls for crating an online health insurance marketplace.
December 06, 2012
A new report issued by the National Center on Health Statistics (NCHS) found that in 2012, 72 percent of office-based physicians used electronic health records, up from 48 percent in 2009.
November 14, 2012
ClearDATA Networks, Inc., a healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, today announced that MU Medical Management, an Arizona-based, practice management and medical billing services provider, is hosting its Vitera Intergy EHR/Practice Management software on ClearDATA’s HIPAA-compliant HealthDATA Cloud Platform. MU Medical utilizes the billing function within Intergy to provide billing services to doctors and facilities across the United States. Hosting with ClearDATA eliminated MU’s need for new servers and increased its productivity by not having to manage its systems, applications, security, and compliance.
October 30, 2012
ClearDATA Networks, Inc., a healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, today announced the availability of a new cloud-based vendor neutral archiving (VNA) solution with Acuo Technologies, a provider of high-performance software and services for clinical content management and data migration.
October 19, 2012
Physician groups in five states are poised to expand their participation in a Cigna-led accountable care program, with two additional states slated to newly join the collaborative, officials announced Thursday.
September 26, 2012
Mayo Clinic has extended its telestroke program to residents of the largest Navajo Nation city who need emergency medical care due to stroke.
September 20, 2012
Mayo Clinic and Phoenix, Ariz.-based DICOM Grid are partnering to develop a mobile medical image viewer, meant to improve image sharing between Mayo, its physicians and referring physicians.
September 04, 2012
Net Health Systems, which provides clinical information systems for the rapidly growing field of wound care, has acquired Wound Care Strategies, Inc., developers of the TPS electronic medical record software for wound care providers.
July 16, 2012
Critically ill patients at Mercy Medical Center Merced will soon have the benefit of the most advanced telemedicine program available in hospital intensive care units today.
July 10, 2012
The 2012 installment of the annual "Health Care's Most Wired" survey finds hospitals nationwide leveraging health information technology in new and envelope-pushing ways.
June 12, 2012
HIMSS Analytics has given Banner Health its Stage 7 Award for 17 of its 23 hospitals, located in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. The award recognizes attainment of the highest level on HIMSS' Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model.
June 12, 2012
This past April, the federal government announced the names of 27 healthcare organizations nationwide that will be part of a brand new Medicare Shared Savings Program. If the doctors and other providers in one of the newly selected accountable care organizations (ACOs) are able to lower costs and improve care, they will reap financial rewards. Yet if you ask any of those involved, the money is not what excites them. It’s the opportunity to deliver better healthcare.
May 14, 2012
Jeffrey Selwyn, an internist at New Pueblo Medicine in Tucson, Ariz., is 65, but he says he's nowhere near retiring. Unlike many docs his age who are throwing in the towel due to the increased pressures on physicians to use EHRs, Selwyn is excited. He wasn't always a fan, however.