Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)

By Mike Miliard 01:00 am April 18, 2014
When it comes to hacking through the hype of big data, there are two types of analytics projects.
By Erin McCann 01:00 am April 18, 2014
Healthcare organizations nationwide have spent billions of dollars to implement health information technology, most with the expectation it will improve quality and safety, and lower costs.
By Mike Miliard 09:46 am April 01, 2014
There are two types of analytics projects: those boundary-pushing advancements that, where they do exist, are mainly the product of big hospitals and academic medical centers, and the humbler, more doable -- but sometimes just as valuable -- insights that can be gleaned by smaller providers.
By Chris Nerney 09:50 am March 24, 2014
Provider uncertainty is hindering the implementation of the Designated Test EHR Program, a data exchange initiative launched earlier this year by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
By Erin McCann 12:00 am January 20, 2014
The six-bed Mountainview Medical Center in rural Montana has filed suit against electronic health record heavyweight NextGen Healthcare, alleging the company violated a signed contract by both failing to install an EHR system by the negotiated deadline and failing to implement a system that meets 2014 federal meaningful use criteria.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am January 20, 2014
The Joint Commission has announced changes to its standards for diagnostic imaging, effective July 1, 2014. Additional requirements will be phased in by 2015.
By Mike Miliard 11:04 am January 17, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT have tapped McKesson and Meditech as the first vendors for its Designated Test EHR Program.
By Bernie Monegain 09:08 am January 02, 2014
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie has released more than $21.7 million for capital improvement projects to upgrade and improve state hospital facilities and services statewide. The majority of the spending is designated for health information technology projects.
Hilo Medical Center in Hilo, Hawaii
By Bernie Monegain 09:44 am December 31, 2013
Three hospitals -- in Hawaii and Texas -- recently reached Stage 7, the highest level of HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model, which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems.
By Mike Miliard 10:47 am December 26, 2013
As many as 1.5 million more Medicare beneficiaries now have access to coordinated care with the formation of 123 new accountable care organizations, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced this week.

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