EHR group weighs in on FDA work
By Bernie Monegain 10:50 am November 08, 2013
The Electronic Health Record Association, which represents 40 EHR developer companies whose products are in use at a majority of hospitals and physician practices today, tells the FDA that EHR systems should remain unregulated by the agency.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am October 20, 2013
The $2.4 billion hospital revenue cycle management software and services industry expects double digit increases in 2014.
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By Bernie Monegain 10:37 am September 23, 2013
The $2.4 billion hospital RCM software and services industry expects double digit increases in 2014 because of business shifts, reimbursement and payment reforms, accountable care participation, ICD-10 coding challenges, physician practice acquisitions, collection issues, and overall declining margins.
By Tom Sullivan 12:00 am September 20, 2013
When Mike Taylor was shopping for a new electronic health record system, vendors boldly sat across the table from him and said flat-out that they won't integrate with other EHRs. 
By Tom Sullivan 10:39 am September 03, 2013
The EHR landscape, peppered with software programs that for reasons technological as well as proprietary or financially-driven do not interoperate, integrate or even interface with each other, will get better in time, of course, as most markets invariably do -- but when?
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am August 15, 2013
Hank Fanberg sat on a stage in Denver this past July and confessed his concern. He was worried that many of his colleagues nationwide were still ill-prepared for what’s next in the march toward meaningful use. He wondered, he said, whether some organizations "really, truly grasp the magnitude of some of the changes" demanded by Stage 2.
By Bernie Monegain 10:20 am August 06, 2013
The global healthcare IT outsourcing market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.6 percent, to reach $50.4 billion by 2018 from $35 billion in 2013, according to a new RnR Market Research report.
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By Tom Sullivan 09:55 am July 25, 2013
Following last week's call from Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, to pause the meaningful use program and determine whether "the bar is too low," a federal hearing Wednesday included testimony from providers and a tech vendor who recommended expanding the timeline because the next phase is overly-prescriptive and threatens to hinder hospitals.
By Diana Manos 11:05 am June 21, 2013
Even as they acknowledged that "proper oversight of health IT is critical to ensuring patient safety," more than 100 health IT stakeholders sent a letter to the Obama Administration this week urging that such regulation "be implemented in a balanced way that also fosters innovation and encourages adoption of these technologies."
By Erin McCann 12:00 am June 20, 2013
Siemens Healthcare and Louisiana State University at Shreveport are notifying 8,330 patients of a HIPAA breach following a database mishap that resulted in billing and treatment information being mailed to the wrong patients. 

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