November 30, 2015
Innovations in healthcare face challenges without a continuous assessment of growing health IT needs. Furthermore, interoperability is crucial to the effectiveness of IT systems as they move from volume-based to value-based care, a new report from the American Hospital Association shows.
November 10, 2015
Two industry associations call for modifications to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT draft advisory on interoperability standards.
November 10, 2015
Joining forces with the American Heart Association, the search giant said it will allocate $50 million to improve cardiovascular research and treatment.
October 27, 2015
Nearly 200 medical associations, providers and other healthcare groups have implored the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to preserve support for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which has been threatened with defunding.
October 13, 2015
Seamless data exchange across vendors and among health systems is critical, the American Hospital Association argues. Nonetheless, just 40 percent of hospitals can use the information they receive, AHA points out.
October 07, 2015
University of Missouri Health Care is one of the latest two health systems to receive the global HIMSS Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for healthcare technology innovations that are improving patient outcomes.
August 28, 2015
Acting CMS administrator Andy Slavitt revealed that William Rogers, MD, director of CMS' Physicians Regulatory Issues Team, will be the ICD-10 ombudsman to the federal agency.
August 12, 2015
Just as it takes two to tango, it takes two to exchange healthcare information, and therein rests the rub. Many hospitals ready and willing to exchange healthcare data with other providers are stymied because the healthcare organization at the other end is unable to receive it.
August 11, 2015
Even as the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare Information Technology puts interoperability front and center this week, a new survey shows healthcare professionals are skeptical it can even be achieved in 10 years.
August 10, 2015
Their patience wearing thin, a group of leading hospital organizations is imploring Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell to publish pending meaningful use modifications sooner rather than later.