Doc with tablet
By Natalie Hodge, MD 01:56 pm April 22, 2015
Marking a substantive push to move the industry upstream of chronic disease, CMS' proposed rule requires more clinical decision support. Here are two ways of harnessing technology to meet the criteria.
By Mike Miliard 10:48 am April 21, 2015
As precision medicine comes to the fore thanks to a pioneering new federal initiative, Geisinger Health System has opened its own Precision Health Center, a 14,000-square-foot facility that will play host to leading-edge genomics research.
smartphone with apps coming out
By Frank Irving 06:59 pm April 14, 2015
Have a great idea for a new way to interact with EHR data? An emerging platform enables you to build your own app or use another from an open community.
Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition
By Eric Wicklund 01:29 pm April 14, 2015
Let's get something out of the way right now: The competitors in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition aren't making a device that looks like the old cassette tape recorder that Bones McCoy carried around the USS Enterprise. And their solutions aren't going to make "the sound" that Trekkies recall so fondly.
Walgreens New York
By Richard Pizzi 02:26 pm April 13, 2015
Enhance, expand and evolve. That's what Walgreens is doing, and what the healthcare industry as a whole should focus on, said Alex Gourlay at the 2015 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on Monday.
Doc using computer
By Tom Sullivan 11:00 am April 13, 2015
New research also suggests that EHRs are evolving into patient engagement platforms.
Maze of roads
By John W. Loonsk, MD 11:06 am April 06, 2015
Despite all the recent industry-wide discussion, objective measures suggest that health IT interoperability is still only barely simmering, says John Loonsk, MD.
Doctors giving thumbs up
By Mike Miliard 09:53 am April 06, 2015
There are just over 200 U.S. hospitals that have ascended to the top of the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model. What are the secrets to their success?
Doctor with stack of money
By Mike Miliard 10:45 am March 24, 2015
As it has with other proposed rule-makings, CMS has touted the "flexibility" and "streamlined" nature of the new Stage 3 meaningful use measures. But some physician groups don't quite see things that way.
By Anthony Vecchione 10:23 am March 24, 2015
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a bill that will postpone a deadline for physicians to issue only electronic prescriptions. Despite this, some hospitals are adopting IT that will enable secure e-prescribing of controlled substances.

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