02:27 pm February 24, 2014
The non-profit rallied 26 HIEs, providers and vendors to join a new initiative to agree on a framework to fuel the next level of interoperability.
10:43 am October 31, 2013
As CommonWell Health Alliance, the new interoperability coalition of health IT vendors, approaches the start of its first pilot project, company officials used AHIMA's annual conference in Atlanta to highlight the biggest health information exchange hurdles currently facing vendors and providers.
12:44 pm August 06, 2013
Stakeholders across the healthcare industry say Farzad Mostashari, MD will be dearly missed when he leaves his post as national coordinator for health IT.
12:00 am January 01, 2013
A report issued Nov. 29 by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) calling for more oversight of the meaningful use program, including pre-payment audits, has doctors concerned.
10:31 am November 30, 2012
A report issued Nov. 29 by the Office of the Inspector General calling for more oversight of the meaningful use program has been mostly well-received by stakeholders. Doctors, however, are concerned about the burden of pre-payment audits.
03:53 pm March 21, 2012
Health IT alone is not the panacea for reducing healthcare costs system-wide, but it's "a very important and credible aspect," according to Justin Barnes, vice president government affairs at Greenway Medical Technologies.
02:22 pm February 13, 2012
What can U.S. healthcare IT executives learn from one of the poorest countries in the world? A lot about the spirit of saving lives through the use of data collection.
01:50 pm August 05, 2011
Even as health IT providers and vendors are immersed in meaningful use, the federal government has its eye on ways to export the concept overseas.
04:24 pm August 09, 2010
Federal officials released the final rule on meaningful use July 13, a rule sets the criteria for physicians and hospitals to qualify for thousands of dollars in stimulus funding incentives for the adoption of electronic health records.
09:11 am July 01, 2010
As part of the National Health IT Week, held June 14-18 in Washington, DC, leaders of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) urged Congress to make haste on meaningful use, without losing sight of what can be realistically achieved by the industry.