February 28, 2011
U.S. hospitals are not taking advantage of the opportunities Facebook creates to better engage patients, build healthcare communities or develop their hospital brands, according to a new study.
September 21, 2012
In August, more than 15,000 jobs were advertised online for healthcare professionals that have experience with electronic medical records in the United States, and the market is growing 31 percent year-over-year, according to market researcher WANTED Analytics.
June 23, 2010
The U.S. healthcare system comes in last for performance among seven industrialized nations, despite spending the most, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. The researchers note that healthcare reform and uptake of health information technology hold promise for the future.
October 15, 2010
Information technology and data mining capabilities had a role in dismantling what authorities are calling the largest Medicare fraud scheme ever, involving 73 members and associates of organized crime and more than $163 million in fraudulent billing.
May 07, 2012
The Markle Foundation has issued a new resource to help organizations implementing health IT navigate governance, individual consent, procurement and other areas related to secure information sharing.
March 18, 2011
Walgreen Company customers have filed a lawsuit in California this week accusing the national drug-store chain of unlawfully selling medical information gleaned from patient prescriptions, Reuters Legal reports.
October 28, 2010
Children's Health Fund (CHF) is expanding healthcare services in rural areas as part of a $925,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation. Among the projects is the introduction of electronic health records in Baton Rouge, La.
October 13, 2010
The Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3) and the New York City Health Department's Primary Care Information Project have partnered to develop a program to recognize physicians who deliver high-value primary care to adult patients in New York City.
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.
June 04, 2009
The market for electronic medical record data transfer equipment and applications, valued at $575 million in 2008, is forecast to reach $1.6 billion in 2013, according to a study by research firm Kalorama Information.
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.
March 22, 2011
More effective use of information technology after a major disaster could significantly improve patient outcomes, according to a study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of California, Davis.
March 17, 2011
There is still no one company that dominates the market for electronic medical records, according to market research firm Kalorama Information.
March 17, 2011
A poll conducted by Black Book Rankings, a division of the market research firm Brown-Wilson Group, ranked the top EMR vendors for radiology, pathology, oncology and cardiology.
March 16, 2011
Epocrates is No. 1 on Fast Company magazine's list of 10 most innovative companies in healthcare. Epocrates also came in at No. 10 on Fast Company's list of the world's 50 most innovative companies 2011.
January 11, 2011
Information technology underpins many of the new care models healthcare providers will use to cut costs and improve healthcare, according to business advisory firm The Camden Group, which just released its Top 10 Trends in Healthcare in 2011.
November 29, 2010
A survey by Black Book Rankings, a division of the market research firm Brown-Wilson Group, ranks the top EMR vendors for 2011 based on key performance indicators including meaningful use.
October 05, 2010
MedLink, a leading provider of Electronic Health Records and healthcare IT interoperability solutions, announced today that it has been selected as an National Health Information Network (NHIN) CONNECT partner, which is a project aimed at providing all Americans with interoperable Health Records by promoting interoperability in the U.S. healthcare system.
June 29, 2010
Eight in 10 hospital CIOs said they are concerned or very concerned they will not be able to demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records by the government's 2015 deadline, according to a survey released Tuesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute.
April 23, 2010
The copy and paste function of an electronic health record is "one of the most egregious dangers of electronic charting," according to a recent editorial in the American Journal of Medicine.