Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)

By 12:00 am July 15, 2013
In June, it was announced that some $15 billion in meaningful use incentive payments had been distributed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to eligible hospitals and physicians.
By 04:09 pm June 28, 2013
In its annual report to Congress, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT outlined some of its milestones and how it is trying to fix some barriers to main goals of the HITECH Act, chief among them nationwide digital exchange through interoperable EHRs.
By 10:36 am May 22, 2013
Healthland, which develops information technology for rural hospitals and care facilities, announced Tuesday its acquisition of Jackson, Miss.-based American HealthTech, which specializes in electronic health records for post-acute care.
meaningful use of electronic health records
By 10:34 am May 22, 2013
More than half of all eligible providers nationwide have received federal incentive payments for demonstrating meaningful use of electronic health records, rates that have more than doubled since last year alone, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Wednesday.
By 10:38 am May 15, 2013
It's often been said that telehealth programs offer benefits to healthcare providers in both rural and urban settings. Vree Health is proving that point with two new contracts -- one in Big Sky Country, the other in the heavily populated Northeast.
EHR reimbursements
By 08:58 am May 08, 2013
Continuing the upward trajectory of EHR reimbursements flowing out into the healthcare industry, CMS said on Tuesday morning that the total paid as of March's end is more than $13.7 billion.
By 08:38 am May 07, 2013
Ironically, Andrew Watson's first telemedicine procedure was with a rural patient who was a Mennonite. At first, the patient and physician looked at each other warily.
By 10:19 am May 03, 2013
Three hospitals and a clinic, all under the St. Louis, Mo.-based SSM Health Care umbrella, have achieved Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model, signifying the top of the scale for health IT implementation and use.
By 12:00 am April 28, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reports it has paid out nearly $12.7 billion in meaningful use incentive payments through February 2013, according to the latest figures available.
By 10:17 am April 24, 2013
A new project between Frontier Medicine Better Health Partnership, a collaborative working to standardize operations across Big Sky Country's hospitals, and Vree Health, which develops technology aimed at improving readmissions, aims to improve care transitions and reduce readmission rates for patients in rural areas.

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