December 10, 2012
Almost all of Illinois' 51 critical access hospitals have had electronic health record (EHR) systems for a while. One of the more pressing challenges -- aside from declining funding and late Medicaid payments from the state -- has been health information exchange.
November 30, 2012
While smaller critical access hospitals often struggle to successfully and affordably implement electronic health records, a recent case study conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives found that Henry County Health Center in central Iowa is well on its way to success.
November 14, 2012
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has added descriptive specification sheets for meaningful use Stage 2 to help eligible physicians and hospitals participate and complete the measures for the electronic health record incentive programs.
November 06, 2012
Critical access hospitals across rural California are poised to benefit from $20 million in investments from UnitedHealthcare aimed at boosting electronic health records and other health information technology.
November 05, 2012
The October 4 letter four House leaders to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius calling for a halt to the government's EHR Incentive Program seems to have come out of the blue.
September 14, 2012
Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, and real-time location systems (RTLS) offer big savings and ROI for hospitals, and hold the promise for big improvements in patient safety. They also happen to be really cool.
September 12, 2012
Healthcare professionals who had signed an agreement to receive technical assistance from a Regional Extension Center were more than twice as likely to have been awarded an incentive payment for achieving meaningful use, according to a new GAO report, that slices and dices who received how much, when and where.
August 17, 2012
Alere Health and AT&T have partnered on a project meant to provide patients with a better way to manage their diabetes. The companies will jointly deliver DiabetesManager, an end-to-end mobile health tool powered by WellDoc that will help adults with type 2 diabetes manage their health and engage with their caregivers.
July 26, 2012
More than two-thirds of the hospitals that received Medicare EHR incentive payments for 2011 are in urban areas, according to a new GAO report, which slices and dices who received how much and when and where.
June 12, 2012
HIMSS Analytics has given Banner Health its Stage 7 Award for 17 of its 23 hospitals, located in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. The award recognizes attainment of the highest level on HIMSS' Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model.