Government & Policy

By John Halamka 09:18 am November 11, 2015
Recognizing that "there are many who will find my conclusions politically unpopular," Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, offers his assessment of the meaningful use program, and a counterproposal he says will better serve stakeholders.
By Jack McCarthy 07:58 am October 30, 2015
Projects will take place in various health care environments, including the Emergency Department, inpatient and outpatient units, and will focus on diverse conditions.
By Irv Lichtenwald 10:46 am October 28, 2015
Context and perspective matter. And it's often both context and perspective that are lacking from the daily snapshots we get of health information technology, meaningful use, interoperability and the progress we are either making or not making, depending on your perspective.
By Jeff Rowe 10:31 am October 22, 2015
Three medical centers reveal new studies using Apple's software for a range of conditions, including autism, epilepsy, and melanoma.
By Eric Wicklund 04:55 pm October 19, 2015
'This is a step in the right direction, but many providers are not using the program, they're not in compliance ... and they're missing out on revenues.'
By Jeff Rowe 10:24 am October 16, 2015
It's becoming increasing important for doctors to understand patients' preferences.
By Scott Rea 02:27 pm October 07, 2015
Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation aims to eliminate the use of fax for prior-authorizations and audits. Four years later, more than 7,000 Medicare providers use esMD, possibly leading to lagging patient care or redundant, unneeded procedures being performed.
By Eric Wicklund 11:51 am October 05, 2015
Particularly when it comes to seeing patients, technologies just don't cut it.
By Jack McCarthy 08:28 am September 29, 2015
A trio of emerging technology companies are bringing new wares to market that make aging in place more comfortable.
By Eric Wicklund 09:14 am September 22, 2015
A recent look at the telehealth policies of one U.S. region isn't particularly promising.

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