- July 28, 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.
- July 02, 2014
At the University of California Berkeley’s School of Information, data scientists recently chronicled the modern history of EHR systems in bold graphical fashion, depicting the strikingly rapid ...
- June 25, 2014
Relatively few healthcare IT leaders think patient data is at risk, according to a sizeable slice of respondents to a new Ponemon Institute global survey of IT and IT security professionals. Of the ...
- May 22, 2014
Tales from the cutting edge of accountable care recount the difficulty of integrating health data analytics to improve care coordination for ACOs.
- December 05, 2013
Health data security and regulation of mHealth apps will take center stage at the mHealth Summit, highlighted by the FDA commissioner's keynote.
- November 19, 2013
A term project by a Georgia Tech graduate student lead to the discovery of a security vulnerability in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) EHR system. As a result, the VA collaborated ...
- October 09, 2013
Some commentators feel privacy regulations make predictive analytics in healthcare impossible, but there are ways to work within the law.
- September 17, 2013
The winner of the ONC Blue Button Co-Design Challenge is Genie MD, according to ONC officials, who announced the winner this week. The challenge was designed to highlight medical applications that ...
- June 18, 2013
Nearly one-third of healthcare facilities are choosing a new EHR vendor only four years into the HITECH Act.
- June 07, 2013
While most healthcare providers think of clinical data when it comes to crafting HIPAA compliance strategies, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA) processes are ...
- May 31, 2013
Telemedicine providers trying to connect their systems to EHRs are waiting for electronic records to be more interoperable.
- May 07, 2013
Emerging technologies in healthcare, big data and natural language processing, are set to affect the quality of patient care in the near term.
- April 24, 2013
Need to know documentation to have on hand for a meaningful use audit and who's likely to be audited? Here's the latest from CMS's Elizabeth Holland.
- April 15, 2013
Pros and cons of provider-based personal health records versus emerging PHR models, and how they all could drive patient engagement.
- April 03, 2013
This year, the April Journal of AHIMA marks the HIPAA Privacy Rule's 10th birthday with a cover story. In the piece, many heavy-hitters of the healthcare world weigh in, none heavier than Leon ...
- October 17, 2012
Nurses aren't always involved in technology implementation, but some say IT initiatives go smoothly when nurses take an active role.
- September 26, 2012
Recent news on fraudulent coding – and HHS’s crackdown on fraud and abuse – along with ICD-10 turns AHIMA 2012 into a hotbed of intrigue.
- May 29, 2012
Epic Systems Corp. says 'yes' to running its EHR system on Intel x86 servers. The move might make implementing Epic attractive to smaller hospitals.
- May 02, 2012
Keynote speaker and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shares some controversial thoughts on iPhone mHealth apps and the future of telemedicine at the ATA 2012 annual meeting.
- February 16, 2012
Health leaders at a recent conference agree that portals, not personal health records, could be the game-changer that spurs patient engagement and meaningful use compliance.
- January 05, 2012
We're seeing a lot of pushback against ICD-10 implementation, with the American Medical Association's "vigorous opposition" at the extreme. Gloom and doom types equate to potential IT disaster to ...
- October 07, 2011
While the U.S. transitions to ICD-10, the rest of the world is rapidly moving toward ICD-11, due in 2015. Also: AHRQ perspective on health IT and quality of care.
- September 19, 2011
Health information exchange is growing, with the number of entities on the rise along with those entities' interest in HIE standards such as the Direct Project. With more than 250 organizations now ...
- August 23, 2011
Learn how one radiology group fulfills HIPAA mandates for offsite data backups and data availability through its virtualized server environment, which spawned from a PACS upgrade.
- August 16, 2011
Physicians are leveraging mobile health technology to tackle e-prescribing, CPOE, patient education and other key meaningful use requirements.
- August 15, 2011
Meaningful use is bringing EHR adoption to the mass market. Physicians uncomfortable with a computer keyboard are increasingly turning to speech recognition to get data into EHRs.
- July 21, 2011
Health care providers adopting cloud-based EHR systems are doing so not to achieve meaningful use but, they say, because it makes clinical workflow and data management easier.
- July 08, 2011
The implementation of EHR technology -- in conjunction with the transition to the ICD-10 codes and the use of computer-assisted coding (CAC) -- will have a significant impact on the clinical coding ...
- May 24, 2011
The Health Information Technology Standards Committee (HITSC) implementation workgroup is open to feedback pertaining to the development of applications that meet Stage 2 meaningful use criteria. ...
- April 18, 2011
The ability to use a patient portal or personal health record (PHR) service to view lab results, renew prescriptions and communicate with physicians is a key component of patient-centered care. ...
- February 08, 2011
Clinical decision support can prevent errors, particularly in dispensing medication. At a recent conference, three early adopters shared what works now, and looked to future uses.
- November 17, 2010
A recent WTN News report runs down some epic growth stats for electronic health record (EHR) systems vendor Epic Systems Corp. in Verona, Wis. The company continues to expand rapidly in an economy ...
- October 08, 2010
Hospitals and health care providers looking to demonstrate the meaningful use of electronic health records might not know about the importance of EHR standards. What are EHR standards and why are ...
- August 16, 2010
Lack of EHR safety coordination between the ONC and the FDA leaves the job to private entities. Here's what hospitals can do to protect themselves now.
- August 12, 2010
Once an EHR system is installed, attention turns to maintenance, service and support. Using an IT service provider for such tasks may be the best bet for small practices.
- July 19, 2010
The U.S. Military Health System is migrating its EHR system to a service-oriented architecture model. In the process, the system's CIO said, private providers can see how to make SOA in health care a reality.
- June 11, 2010
Health system officials discuss how using a clinical order set library and a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system has resulted in improvements in the quality of care.
- May 18, 2010
E-prescribing can reduce medical errors and improve quality of care, but doctors and clinicians must stop ignoring alerts from clinical decision support software, studies show.
- February 12, 2010
The 2010 Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition takes on added importance in light of meaningful use, certification of EHR systems and other tech challenges. Read our show coverage here.
- January 27, 2010
Consumer health informatics helps deliver better patient care, but barriers to use persist, according to research by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
- November 20, 2009
Learn how one Virginia hospital implemented patient transfer software in its call center to increase patient referrals.