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Healthcare providers are going to be penalized after the ICD-10 compliance deadline. Not because they are filing claims wrong, but simply "because the system has changed," says one U.S. Senator. more
As Phoenix Children's Hospital deployed a single EMR across more than 70 subspecialties, administrators understood that physician acceptance was... more
As part of a new clinical trial, physicians in New York City are seeing whether they can perform complex ultrasounds on patients in Chicago via a new... more
Attendees of the HX360 inaugural event at HIMSS15 offer perspectives on what the future of healthcare has in store. How do you see the future of... more
How many breaches, how many compromises of patients' confidential medical information does it take before there are some questions asked of an... more
The FDA is offering a grant of up to $1 million to turn large amounts of EHR data into numbers the agency can use to gauge the effectiveness of FDA-... more
In a new white paper by the Samsung Innovation Center at Children's Health Fund, researchers examine how technology could help improve the... more
For providers considering how to assemble a viable accountable care organization, experts say the key is to first have a strong care coordination... more
At first glance, patient satisfaction surveys that are linked to hospital Medicare payments may seem great in theory. But tying hospital payments to... more
The first developer to make an electronic health record exclusively for the iPad is now aiming to be the first choice for physicians and patients... more
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will disburse $120 million to fund 34 patient-centered clinical comparative and clinical... more
With a meaningful use requirement for healthcare organizations to drive at least 5 percent of their patients to an online portal, KLAS finds that... more
The draft interoperability roadmap released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT contains so many details in its 166-pages that... more
Marking a substantive push to move the industry upstream of chronic disease, CMS' proposed rule requires more clinical decision support. Here... more
Mount Sinai Health System has selected Cambridge, Mass.-based InterSystems' HealthShare as its interoperability platform for long-term growth. more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services introduced its star ratings last week for more than 3,500 hospitals, enabling consumers to compare... more
Each year, some 722,000 hospitalized patients will acquire a serious infection. A staggering 75,000 of them will die in the hospital due to the HAI.... more
The high-performing health systems ranked by Truven Health Analytics are leveraging information technology enterprise-wide, enabling better care with... more
As precision medicine comes to the fore thanks to a pioneering new federal initiative, Geisinger Health System has opened its own Precision Health... more
It seems that all anyone had to do was ask. Just a few days after ONC reprimanded EHR vendors for charging fees for exchanging patient data, Epic CEO... more
ONC has released a new and improved handbook for securing electronic health information. Among the highlights: How to comply with meaningful use... more
Clinical decision support is proving to be a mighty force in curbing childhood obesity, according to new research published online by JAMA Pediatrics. more
The National Institutes of Health's Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center is awarding $20 billion for IT work. The money will... more
With one foot in clinical care and the other in technology, chief medical information officers are well positioned as information technology is... more
One of the more troublesome measures of Stage 2 meaningful use has been the requirement that providers get at least five percent of their patients to... more
(SPONSORED) Building on the success of last year's healthcare IT session track, the upcoming Citrix Synergy conference, May 12-14, brings even... more
Speaking at HIMSS15 on Thursday, Andy Slavitt, acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said providers will need to... more
Health IT giant Cerner is working with Geisinger Health System and xG Health Solutions, Geisinger's commercial spinoff, to enable the use of... more
Kaiser Permanente will open a new health IT campus in midtown Atlanta. The move is expected to create 900 new IT jobs by 2019, bringing Kaiser... more
In her keynote Thursday morning at HIMSS15, National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, said it's now time to "focus beyond adoption" of... more
At HIMSS15 on Wednesday, the 43rd president and early champion of health IT weighed in on world events, his family's political legacy and his... more
Breakthroughs in genetic research represent an exciting frontier for medicine. But in these early stages, the need for more clinical data is clear. more
Our columnist has survived her first three days of HIMSS15. She offers some impressions about the show's hot topics (meaningful use, analytics... more
Let's face it: Security has never really been the healthcare industry's strong suit. more
With all 32 teams live with an interoperable EHR and related systems, the National Football League is gaining ground in several areas related to... more
The healthcare industry is now closer than it's ever been to an ICD-10 compliance deadline -- if only in calendar days. more
Jan Oldenburg has been working on patient engagement since the mid-'90s. Back then, there was an "ever-receding five-year plan" for... more
The news is good for developers of 'smart' healthcare devices: Consumers are willing to change their unhealthy habits. more
In the face of any disaster, be it explosion, weather-related or disease, a medical staff bears the brunt of fast-filling emergency rooms and chaos... more
Have a great idea for a new way to interact with EHR data? An emerging platform enables you to build your own app or use another from an open... more
Speaker Jeff Bell offered a bit of irony at the start of his cybercrime program Tuesday morning by admitting he left his cell phone in a taxi cab the... more
Want a little news to help you sleep soundly tonight? Stolen credit card and bank account information has a short shelf life. more
Innovation is driving a significant amount of change in the healthcare industry, Patrick Conway, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and... more
Jon White, MD, acting deputy national coordinator for health IT, has been coming to the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition since 2004. Back... more
Few organizations better understand how to use health IT to improve care and lower costs more than small community hospitals. more
How do you get physicians to adopt mobile technology? Tie it into something they already do -- such as talk into their smartphones. more
Let's get something out of the way right now: The competitors in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition aren't making a device that... more
U.S. healthcare must transition from a supply-based to a demand-based system, with patient choice at the center, said Bruce Broussard, Humana's... more
IBM will be buying population health company Phytel and Cleveland Clinic spinoff Explorys, a cloud-base data analytics company. The technology giant... more
The H.I.T. Men and Women award ceremony on April 13 honored nine men and women in healthcare who have made significant contributions through their... more
Amid the world's largest instance of the Epic EHR, future focus is on drilling down to the individual patient level. more

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