September 18, 2013
The Scorecard provides the first state-by-state comparison of the healthcare experiences of the 39 percent of Americans with incomes less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or $47,000 a year for a family of four and $23,000 for an individual.
September 11, 2013
With profligate use of CT and MRI scans widely blamed for increased healthcare spending, a new report shows that pairing automated prior authorization with evidence-based guidelines can ensure such tests are only used when necessary, improving patient safety while reducing medical costs by perhaps 40 percent.
July 11, 2013
The 15th annual Health Care's Most Wired Survey spotlights the hospitals and healthcare systems that have come furthest so far in implementing health IT and putting it to work transforming care.
June 19, 2013
"It's not the kind of social network where one physician can say to the other, 'Hi, how's the wife and kids?' – although they can do that if they want," says Fred Zolla, chief executive officer of Nanuet, N.Y.-based iMedicor.
May 19, 2013
When deliberating about how to organize an ACO, providers need to focus on the “C” first, accountable care organization specialists say.
By prioritizing care, the rest will fall into place, says Katherine Schneider, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer for Wayne, Pa.-based Medecision.
May 15, 2013
It's often been said that telehealth programs offer benefits to healthcare providers in both rural and urban settings. Vree Health is proving that point with two new contracts -- one in Big Sky Country, the other in the heavily populated Northeast.
April 23, 2013
After last year's mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut, the Obama Administration has been looking for ways to address gun violence, either through new legal reforms or by working with existing policy, and one option is to clarify HIPAA provisions that may be preventing the reporting of mental health information to the national background check system.
April 01, 2013
State health insurance exchanges are putting together financing and revenue sources, with many likely relying on insurer fees, as long-term state or federal support remains uncertain.
March 14, 2013
The University of Connecticut Health Center has notified some 1,400 patients of a healthcare data breach after discovering in January that a former employee had accessed patient records inappropriately.
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 08, 2013
iMedicor VMCI 0.00% today announced the launch of "Easier Than Pulling Teeth" (ETPT), a program designed to assist providers within the Careington dental community - among the nation's largest - with adherence to Meaningful Use guidelines and receipt of up to $63,750 in Federal Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive funding over six years.
December 07, 2012
Citrix announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zenprise, which specializes in mobile device management. Citrix intends to integrate the Zenprise solution for mobile device management, with its Citrix CloudGateway and Me@Work solutions for managing mobile apps and data, officials say.
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 20, 2012
Imaging is on the cusp of taking a greater role in health IT and development of new payment and care delivery models with new applications and its use as a diagnostic tool earlier in the patient care process.
November 06, 2012
With its ease of installment, functional versatility, cost effectiveness and seemingly limitless capacity, cloud computing is taking the healthcare IT landscape by storm.
November 06, 2012
The first thing one notices, when looking at HIMSS Analytics' tallies of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) adoption in hospitals, is how high they are. Unlike CPOE, e-prescribing or even EHRs, the market penetration for PACS systems is pretty robust.
November 06, 2012
iMedX Inc., a healthcare software and services company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of Greenlight Transcription, LLC. ("Greenlight"). With this acquisition, iMedX adds Greenlight's many clinics in Oregon to its customer base.
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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 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.
August 23, 2012
California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Nevada, New York and Vermont have received new grants to help them build health insurance exchanges, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced on Thursday.