January 10, 2012
The government plans to fork out a total of nearly $70 million in grants to five community colleges assigned with leading a federal healthcare IT training program. But is the Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Technology Professionals delivering?
June 28, 2012
The Supreme Court has ruled it is constitutional to require all Americans to obtain health insurance coverage or pay a penalty, defying the expectations of many that the majority conservative leaning justices would strike it down.
October 23, 2009
Siemens Healthcare has signed a seven-year, $135 million contract with the University of Pennsylvania Health System to provide integrated service management solutions.
February 06, 2012
Healthcare reform is arguably the hot-button political issue of our time. And with the Supreme Court locked and loaded to decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act this summer, it's a safe bet the controversial two-year-old legislation will have a huge impact on the 2012 election and beyond.
March 17, 2011
Overextended staff is the top concern among healthcare IT professionals surveyed recently concerning obstacles to providing better patient care.
January 26, 2011
HealthGrades, Inc., an online healthcare quality rating and services company, has identified the top 50 cities for hospital care. The list recognizes cities that have the highest concentration of top performing hospitals - those ranked the top 5 percent nationwide for care.
May 13, 2010
The key to healthcare reform, say some experts, lies in collaboration. But how does one get hospitals and physicians to work with each other? Some physicians at the Health Technology Transformation Spring Summit say hospitals "don't want to play."
April 17, 2009
Sentillion has unveiled Tap2, a patent-pending, advanced authentication capability designed to give healthcare providers instant access to their primary clinical application with the tap of a passive proximity badge.
September 17, 2012
A Colorado healthcare network comprising more than 200 physicians has signed a contract joining the state’s health information exchange, officials at the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization announced Monday.
August 20, 2012
Sentara Healthcare, which operates more than 100 sites in Virginia, has partnered with Sunrise, Fla.-based MDLIVE to offer patients virtual medical consultations with its network of physicians. As part of the deal, Sentara will take an equity stake in the privately-held telehealth firm.
June 12, 2012
There's a snag in the proposed meaningful use Stage 2 rule, and it concerns whether or not doctors need to be good at typing. Depending on how the final requirements for Stage 2 play out, they might have to be.
May 21, 2012
The state of Oregon is joining the burgeoning number of health information exchanges across the country, with the implementation of CareAccord, a statewide HIE officials say will promote improved communication between care providers, reduce duplicate orders and facilitate implementation of meaningful use requirements.
January 25, 2012
Adherence to medication requirements is crucial to patient-centered care. With mobile health technology now near-ubiquitous, physicians have more power to ensure compliance. Vendors are developing an array of new apps to capitalize on this need.
April 11, 2011
Hertencia Bowe, the national health information management program coordinator for Rasmussen College, spoke to Healthcare IT News about some smartphone apps that can help students and professionals be "more knowledgeable, prepared and organized when they're on the job."
March 04, 2011
The Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) has received a $100,000 grant from the Health Foundation of South Florida to support health information technology initiatives.
February 15, 2011
There are many eligible candidates who come to mind when thinking about who could fill the shoes of David Blumenthal, MD, national coordinator for health information technology. Experts cite meaningful use and electronic health record implementation experience as important criteria, but one consultant puts particular emphasis on finding a new leader who possesses a care team approach to health IT.
May 14, 2010
Two days of discussion about the influence of technology on healthcare have produced at least one hard truth: Having the latest and best toys doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to be successful.
April 08, 2010
It's no secret that the government mandated dynamic duo - that being HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 - requires changes enormous in both number and scope. What's not as well understood is all the challenges they present.
December 04, 2009
McKesson, based in Atlanta, has unveiled version 12.1 of its Horizon Cardiology cardiovascular information system (CVIS).
August 20, 2009
InterSystems, based in Cambridge, Mass., has announced a number of additions to its CACHE high-performance object database, designed to provide enhanced reporting, Web services security and system management and monitoring.