August 15, 2013
Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, is a serious looking guy.
August 07, 2013
No one seems to be offering up potential candidates for the Office of the National Coordinator. But some names have been mentioned in the past, and insiders point to a deep and talented bench at ONC.
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.
July 15, 2013
Setting their sights on hot-button issues related to information governance and standards, the American Health Information Management Association and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives announced Monday that they will work together to drive health IT and information management improvements.
July 11, 2013
The 15th annual Health Care's Most Wired Survey spotlights the hospitals and healthcare systems that have come furthest so far in implementing health IT and putting it to work transforming care.
June 28, 2013
New telehealth and data analytics initiatives at a Silicon Valley-based hospital aimed at significantly curbing readmissions rates have already helped effect a 25 percent decrease in hospital readmissions. Providers now follow up with high risk patients.
June 26, 2013
While 90 percent of healthcare CIOs view IT innovation as critical to success, the more surprising statistic is that fewer than one-fourth consider their existing infrastructure capable of supporting such technological advancement.
May 20, 2013
Six Republican senators are asking the healthcare community for input on “recalibrating” health information technology policy, arguing that there are several problems with the current trajectory of the meaningful use program.
May 20, 2013
When stakeholders, federal officials and proponents of electronic health records first tossed around the idea of providing incentives to help move the giant boulder of progress up the mountain, there were plenty of skeptics. How can you take physicians who are set in their ways – and patients who are used to those ways – and change all the rules...
May 14, 2013
Most healthcare organizations participating in the meaningful use incentive program are focused right now on achieving Stages 1 or 2, but the MU program goes on long past that, says one expert. Organizations need to start considering how they will make meaningful use sustainable into the future.