Molly Merrill is the Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News. She covers physician practice IT issues and national breaking news.
By Molly Merrill 10:02 am October 27, 2011
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Wednesday that it is revising a rule that aims to make it easier to share records related to the treatment for drug abuse, alcoholism or alcohol abuse, HIV and sickle cell anemia with the Department of Defense.
By Molly Merrill 03:50 pm October 25, 2011
The Front Porch Center for Technology Innovation and Wellbeing has received a grant for its Model eHealth Community for Aging project, which aims to leverage EHRs, mhealth and telehealth tools to support wellness needs for underserved older adults in Los Angeles' Koreatown.
By Molly Merrill 11:39 am October 25, 2011
RelayHealth, McKesson's connectivity business, has been awarded a $50,000 prize as the winner of the VA's "Blue Button for All Americans" personal health record contest.
By Molly Merrill 09:21 am October 25, 2011
The larger a practice is -- the more physicians, exam rooms and patients it has -- the more likely it is to adopt electronic health records, according to a new report.
By Molly Merrill 08:53 am October 25, 2011
The Medical Group Management Association is calling on the Department of Health and Human Services to issue a HIPAA 5010 contingency plan, permitting health plans to adjudicate claims that may not have all the required data.
By Molly Merrill 01:15 pm 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.
By Molly Merrill 09:51 am October 24, 2011
It is recommended that doctors receive three to five days of initial training to adequately use their EHRs, but a new report indicates that this requirement is not being met.
By Molly Merrill 03:03 pm October 20, 2011
Nearly half of physician practices do not meet national standards to qualify as a medical home, according to a study led by University of Michigan Health System.
By Molly Merrill 12:36 pm October 20, 2011
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued its final rules on Medicare Accountable Care Organizations, which bolster the menu of options for providers looking to better coordinate care for patients and aim at making it easier for providers to deliver high quality care and use healthcare dollars more wisely.
By Molly Merrill 11:34 am October 20, 2011
HHS has issued its final rules on Medicare Accountable Care Organizations, which bolster the menu of options for providers looking to better coordinate care for patients and aim at making it easier for providers to deliver high quality care and use healthcare dollars more wisely.