- July 08, 2015
Last year, manufacturers of drugs and other medical products, along with group purchasing organizations, spent $6.49 billion on U.S. physicians and teaching hospitals for such items as travel ...
- July 07, 2015
After formerly questioning how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is handling the upcoming ICD-10 conversion, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced it will work with CMS on ...
- July 02, 2015
What's the key to wearables truly taking off? According to a report by MedPanel, it's physicians who have the power. "As long as tech companies view wearables and apps as consumer-driven markets, ...
- July 01, 2015
Until recently cyber-security was one of many issues for health IT executives; now it is top of mind for most. Anecdotally, it is abundantly clear how widespread increased worry about cyber-attacks ...
- June 30, 2015
Clinical research and patient information captured during treatment are kept in different electronic systems and by separate organizations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to ...
- June 25, 2015
The general consensus surrounding the movement to EHRs, at least from what I've heard and read, is that, although not perfect, EHRs are a good thing for doctors, healthcare organizations and ...
- June 24, 2015
Despite the continued absence of health IT’s biggest name, the CommonWell Health Alliance, a vendor-backed interoperability group, keeps growing. EHR giant Epic Systems Corp. is the notable ...
- June 23, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is teaming up with the largest online patient network to collect and study patient-reported drug safety data. The research agreement between ...
- June 18, 2015
A shift to value-based payments and benefit designs is underway -- accelerating, even-- despite the significant obstacles, a health policy brief from the Brookings Institution has found. The piece ...
- June 17, 2015
Ryan Howard, the 40-year-old founder and CEO of cloud EHR vendor Practice Fusion Inc., certainly doesn’t lack for confidence. In some ways, Howard’s brash charisma resembles that of a market ...
- June 16, 2015
Neal Patterson, CEO of EHR vendor Cerner Corp. -- a founding member of CommonWell Health Alliance -- has a personal reason to pull for CommonWell to realize its goal of greater health IT ...
- June 15, 2015
Last year, the FDA seemed to lean toward deregulation of wellness, wearable and mobile devices when it downgraded -- from Class III high-risk to Class I low-risk -- mobile device data systems, ...
- June 12, 2015
The costs of the top 100 most frequently billed discharges were part of recently released Medicare payment data documenting the year 2013.
- June 11, 2015
With mobile devices proliferating -- and security in healthcare lacking -- providers are ramping up efforts to better safeguard devices and related apps.
- June 11, 2015
“Struck by Orca” is by no means the most obscure or unintentionally humorous entry in the voluminous catalog of new ICD-10 codes for medical conditions. But it is, indeed, the memorable Twitter ...