September 27, 2010
For the most part, electronic health records are terrific. But they're far from perfect. And providers implementing EHRs shouldn't expect them to be problem-vanquishing panaceas, said Ann Meehan and Julia Kendrick of Nashville's Ardent Health Services.
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."
February 25, 2011
GE Healthcare showcased the extension of its healthcare IT portfolio to mobile devices and tablet computing at HIMSS11 earlier this week. Its portfolio of EMRs for physician practices, including Centricity Advance and Centricity Practice Solution, is now available for use on the iPad and iPhone.
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.
October 24, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced on Monday that 500 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) have been selected for the FQHC Advanced Primary Care Practice (APCP) demonstration project, which will evaluate the impact of the patient-centered medial home on improving care and lowering costs.
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.
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.
February 10, 2011
Healthcare IT News has announced the results of its second annual HITMen and Women Awards, honoring top leaders in healthcare information technology.
January 07, 2011
HIMSS celebrates its 50th anniversary this year by honoring 50 health IT professionals, academicians and others with the 50 in 50 Award - a recognition of memorable achievements in the field or contributions to the body of knowledge of healthcare information technology and management systems.
September 27, 2010
A lot of attention is paid to the medical and technological ramifications of the EHR. But not enough is devoted to the legal ones. That was the message at an AHIMA session Monday, "The Impact of the Electronic Health Record on Litigation and in the Courtroom."
February 15, 2008
ORLANDO - With federal and state health IT initiatives being developed or fine-tuned, and hospitals, IDNs and physician practices either planning or deploying health IT projects in the last year...
August 07, 2009
The QuadraMed Corporation of Reston, Va., has launched the Quantum Coding Simulator, an ICD-10-compliant encoder training tool designed to help coders and students gain proficiency in using ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code sets ahead of the mandated Oct. 1, 2013 implementation date.
June 14, 2012
At Games for Health 2012 in Boston on Thursday -- amid talk of virtual worlds, avatars, Kinect sensors, biomechanics, social media crowdsourcing and exergaming -- a policymaker from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT said that gaming is "on the radar of the federal government."
January 16, 2009
Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions of Chicago has announced that Physician Associates LLC of Orlando, Fla., has chosen the Allscripts Enterprise Electronic Health Record for its 80 physicians in 18 offices across central Florida.
September 18, 2009
Vocollect, Inc. and Boston Software Systems have announced a partnership to use Boston WorkStation automation technology to enable Vocollect's AccuNurse voice-assisted care to integrate with MEDITECH and other healthcare platforms.
October 16, 2009
7 Medical Systems has announced that the University of Minnesota Boynton Health Service has adopted the company's PACS service to improve the quality of care for its undergraduate and graduate population of more than 65,000 students.
September 09, 2011
UnitedHealth Group subsidiary OptumHealth is surfing the cresting wave of consumer-driven care. And it's making the strategic acquisitions to prove it.
February 23, 2011
"Brantley Whittington," the fictional CEO of the fictional EHR firm Extormity, which pokes fun at the excesses of some vendors, revealed his true identity Tuesday morning at HIMSS11.
October 24, 2012
Wellness & Prevention, a Johnson & Johnson company, is collaborating with the Lake Nona Institute for an IT-enabled longitudinal research study to explore and test initiatives that could have a lasting impact on population health.
February 17, 2011
If you follow the goings-on in healthcare IT at all, you're probably familiar with an Aspen-based EHR vendor called Extormity.