Week of 20 Oct 2014 Study on clinical decision support systems finds pros and cons (23 Oct 2014)
A years-long study on clinical decision support found it can offer value during care, but bring harm when used improperly.
Connected Health Symposium focused on mHealth gear (23 Oct 2014)
Connected Health Symposium 2014 puts a spotlight on mHealth technology, how it can drive new healthcare reimbursement models and patient engagement.
Ahead of CHIME's 2014 Fall CIO Forum in San Antonio, speakers dish to SearchHealthIT about what's keeping them up at night.
Week of 06 Oct 2014 Next round of HIPAA audits nears horizon (06 Oct 2014)
Following last year's pilot, the next round of HIPAA health data security audits are expected to start, behind schedule, in early 2015.
Week of 29 Sep 2014 Karen DeSalvo insists ONC has not abandoned meaningful use (30 Sep 2014)
At the AHIMA convention, ONC head Karen DeSalvo, M.D., voiced support for meaningful use stage 2, but acknowledged some providers are having trouble.
Week of 22 Sep 2014 Interview with acting ONC Consumer eHealth Director Lana Moriarty (26 Sep 2014)
Replacing Lygeia Ricciardi, who resigned last summer, incoming ONC Acting Director of Consumer eHealth Lana Moriarty talks patient engagement.
Telehealth advocacy groups and political leaders from across the political spectrum are uniting around a push for telehealth reform.
Week of 15 Sep 2014 CHIME partners with AMDIS, looks ahead to interoperability (19 Sep 2014)
CHIME uses National Health IT Week to roll out its partnership with AMDIS. CHIME will handle the policy and AMDIS the medical and technical knowhow.
Jocelyn Samuels, the new OCR director, stressed the importance of patients having access to their records, in a speech during National Health IT Week.
Across the country, patients using new technologies are gaining more access than ever before to their own medical records.
ONC's Karen DeSalvo kicks off National Health IT Week (17 Sep 2014)
National Health IT Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, M.D., christens National Health IT Week with a patient engagement keynote; debuts her Walking Gallery jacket.
IT leaders: If CHIME's National Health IT Week plea for 90-day 2015 meaningful use reporting period falls on deaf ears, providers will drop out.
Week of 08 Sep 2014 Stage 2 attestation for New Jersey healthcare system (11 Sep 2014)
Despite some early confusion because of splintered EHR systems, New Jersey’s CentraState Healthcare System achieves meaningful use stage 2 attestation.
Vacation giveaway aids meaningful use attestation (10 Sep 2014)
Citizens Memorial Healthcare in Bolivar, Mo. finds success in stage 2 meaningful use attestation with Meditech system.
National Health IT Week will be a hotbed of debate as health IT advocates, execs meet with lawmakers on meaningful use changes, costs and benefits, cybersecurity and interoperability.
Week of 01 Sep 2014 Reader/CHIME survey reveals 12 ICD-10 delay surprises (02 Sep 2014)
SearchHealthIT survey results show varied responses, and measures the financial impact of delaying ICD-10 until 2015.
Health information managers and a CMIO who looked at a SearchHealthIT-CHIME survey of more than 300 healthcare groups said the biggest surprise is the lack of ICD-10 readiness.
Week of 18 Aug 2014 Open Payments system back online after rocky start (20 Aug 2014)
CMS brings the Open Payments site back online after an ID mix-up involving physician data prompted a review; some data won't be made public pending further investigation.
Customers weigh in on Cerner's Siemens acquisition (22 Aug 2014)
After Cerner's $1.3 billion acquisition of Siemens' health IT unit, Cerner users already familiar with Siemens see the two companies' systems moving toward integration.
In the wake of the Cerner-Siemens merger, Epic Systems' President Carl Dvorak refers to Epic as an EHR vendor underdog -- and talks about APIs and the cost of DirectTrust -- during a HIT Policy...
Week of 11 Aug 2014 Major EHR market deal pleases Siemens customers (12 Aug 2014)
Users of Siemens AG's Soarian EHR systems see a bright future under the umbrella of EHR mega-company Cerner Corp. because they will get access to Cerner's ample resources.
Week of 04 Aug 2014 AHIMA takes aim at ICD-10 delay (08 Aug 2014)
A top AHIMA official unleashes a broadside in correcting what she sees as pernicious stories about ICD-10 and argues for swift implementation.
Apple-Epic-IBM intent on dominating mHealth market (04 Aug 2014)
IBM has jumped into an enterprise mobility deal with Epic and Apple that aims to bring more consumer health data to providers.
Week of 28 Jul 2014 Advocates sell remote care at mHealth + Telehealth World (31 Jul 2014)
Telehealth advocates at the mHealth +Telehealth World conference were selling the financial and efficiency advantages of remote healthcare.
Thirteen must-know facts about telemedicine licensure (28 Jul 2014)
State medical boards' varying policies, beholden to state legislatures, make telemedicine licensure a complicated science. At least for companies who want to extend practice beyond their home state.
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23 surprises from CMS' meaningful use attestation data SearchHealthIT.com | 23 Jun 2014
Wondering which vendors net the most meaningful use attestation incentive checks for their customers? Here's a complex breakdown of CMS data.