July 08, 2014
The EHR Innovations for Improving Hypertension Challenge, launched this week by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, plans to help prevent a million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
May 29, 2014
Working to spur more innovative approaches and complete understanding of pain management, six federal agencies have teamed to centralize data on pain research.
May 20, 2014
Federally qualified health centers are now adopting health information technology at higher rates than office-based physicians, according to a new report, but FQHCs' concerns over addressing rising demand with persisting staff shortages remain top of mind.
May 08, 2014
Care coordination and quality improvement strategies are starting to bear fruit, according to new data from the Department of Health and Human Services, which found a 9 percent drop in hospital acquired conditions in 2011 and 2012.
May 05, 2014
More than half of people with chronic conditions say the ability to get their electronic medical records online outweighs the potential privacy risks, according to a new survey by Accenture.
April 18, 2014
Utilizing lab ordering data from a health information exchange could signify millions of dollars in savings – just from avoiding the scores of duplicate CT scans being ordered for patients.
April 18, 2014
Time and money are in short supply these days, even for folks at the 22-hospital Intermountain Healthcare. And with Stage 2 on the way and a new EHR platform being deployed, they’re feeling the crunch.
March 14, 2014
The surge in the number of hospitals and providers inking data exchange deals has resulted in corresponding market growth for health information exchange, according to a new industry report.
February 20, 2014
Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va., has identified 8,500 patients at risk for developing heart failure in a pilot project designed to lead to early intervention. The pilot was completed in collaboration with IBM and Epic, using predictive modeling of data in Carilion's Epic EMR.
February 03, 2014
The Department of Health and Human Services has made changes to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988, giving patients and their designees direct access to laboratory test reports.