News

By Jack Beaudoin 12:00 am September 07, 2004
Efforts to increase federal government support for healthcare IT initiatives such as the National Healthcare Information Infrastructure have won a major ally in Washington, D.C. According to executive...
By Healthcare IT News 12:00 am September 02, 2004
The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology, formed by three leading healthcare organizations to create an efficient, impartial and trusted mechanism to certify ambulatory elect...
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am September 02, 2004
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today took another step to assure that every patient receives the right care at the right time with a new proposal for its Quality Improvement Organization...
By Jack Beaudoin 12:00 am August 30, 2004
A hands-on test of personal health records is quickly becoming "de riguer" for major healthcare IT conferences.Last week, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Socie...
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am August 30, 2004
Medical practices across the country are increasingly turning to Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, to link multiple sites, eliminate redundancies in record-keeping and at the same time keep patient i...
By Healthcare IT News 12:00 am August 30, 2004
Some 21 community-owned hospitals will benefit from a contract between Dallas-based VHA Southwest Inc. and Denver-based Qwest Communications International. The exclusive th...
By Healthcare IT News 12:00 am August 30, 2004
Two recent announcements show increasing movement toward continued automation of healthcare transactions. Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved...
By Patty Enrado 12:00 am August 30, 2004
Predictive modeling (PM) is no longer a nascent market, with PM-strategy conferences being organized, more sophisticated RFPs being sent out and more interest among health plans....
By Jack Beaudoin 12:00 am August 27, 2004
In the face of new data from the Census Bureau showing the number of uninsured is on the rise, Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson said President Bush's healthcare strategy remains t...
By Healthcare IT News 12:00 am August 23, 2004
Results of a recent study on patient safety deaths in American hospitals add more fuel to the arguments for implementing information technology to avoid clinical mistakes.Health...