Molly Merrill is the Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News. She covers physician practice IT issues and national breaking news.
By Molly Merrill 01:43 pm November 01, 2011
Latest developer contest focuses on Leading Health Indicators.
By Molly Merrill 10:07 am November 01, 2011
More eligible hospitals are likely to succeed in meeting the criteria for Stage 1 meaningful use, indicates data from a new HIMSS Analytics report.
By Molly Merrill 09:14 am November 01, 2011
Although social networking sites can be useful tools to disseminate healthcare information, some sites fall short of providing patient-centered resources and even provide misleading data, according to two studies that were presented Monday at the American College of Gastroenterology's ACG) 76th Annual Scientific meeting in Washington.
By Molly Merrill 04:36 pm October 31, 2011
The nursing community is embracing mobile health devices and social media tools at a high level, according to a new survey.
By Molly Merrill 12:50 pm October 31, 2011
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched a new challenge Monday, calling on developers to create applications that can help solve the "Leading Health Indicators" that were identified as critical health priorities during the American Public Health Association's annual meeting.
By Molly Merrill 12:18 pm October 31, 2011
A bill introduced last week seeks to provide greater legal protection to Medicare and Medicaid providers that use electronic health records.
By Molly Merrill 10:27 am October 31, 2011
HP Enterprise Services will be a prime contractor for the Department of Veterans Affairs' Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) program, which aims to transform the VA's IT programs in order to improve quality of healthcare and benefits services to veterans, their families and survivors.
By Molly Merrill 10:22 am October 31, 2011
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has launched its Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) "app challenge" -- a $100,000 competition among technology developers to create easy-to-use online tools that help consumers find information on the quality of their local physicians and hospitals.
By Molly Merrill 10:10 am October 31, 2011
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday that HP Enterprise Services will be a prime contractor for the VA Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) program, which aims to transform the VA's IT programs and improve the quality of healthcare and benefits services.
By Molly Merrill 09:48 am October 28, 2011
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced this week that it will help enabling the sharing records related to the treatment for drug abuse, alcoholism, HIV and sickle cell anemia with the Department of Defense.