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While athenahealth made headlines last year for toppling long-favored Epic from its "Overall Software Vendor" spot, this year Epic is leading the pack once again for its extensive software suite. Read about the other top vendors here. more
With so much set to change on Oct. 1, 2015, ICD-10 offers the chance to home in on process improvements that can enhance the revenue cycle. Early... more
After months of loud pushback from providers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seems finally to be willing to loosen up its stringent... more
After four years and $60 million, ONC's Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects program has pretty much wound down. Has it made... more
Every year, Healthcare IT News pays tribute to nine leaders and trailblazers who are advancing health technology through their dedication and vision... more
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has hired a new chief medical officer, who officials say will take the reins starting Feb. 23. more
The uptake of healthcare information technology, especially EHRs, has been rapid, but how to measure the value? more
Real patient engagement is far more than patient portals and technology pushing. It's about changing behavior, both on the patient and provider... more
In just six months, the number of data sources sharing information through the Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange has... more
Patient engagement may be considered by many to be the "blockbuster drug of the 21st century," but convincing patients to take more... more
Huron Consulting Group, a public company that offers healthcare consulting on IT, strategy and more, is poised to acquire Studer Group, which focuses... more
Despite ICD-10 having been delayed three times already by the federal government, industry analysts say healthcare officials should treat Oct. 1,... more
In what it's calling a 'historic' announcement, the Department of Health and Human Services has set new goals to speed the U.S.... more
University Medical Center, in Lubbock, Texas, has signed Cerner to a decade-long deal to expand and enhance its existing Cerner electronic health... more
While Stage 2 meaningful use's infamous 5 percent view/download/transmit threshold continues to vex many providers, it's "cultural... more
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is launching a pilot that gives patients unprecedented input to their electronic health records. more
Electronic health records don't just enable better care; they also make it a heck of a lot easier to catch employees who inappropriately view... more
Medicare is giving bonuses to a majority of hospitals that it graded on quality, but many of those rewards will be wiped out by penalties the... more
After 350 giant steps, Kaiser has reached the pinnacle of HIMSS Analytics' Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. more
In a time of "fast innovation and investment" in health technology, an open Internet is essential, argues a group of IT and mHealth... more
Patient safety demands that certified electronic health records enable unique device identification, says a group of providers led by the Pew... more
The University of Virginia Health System is putting its EpicCare electronic medical record to work on a pilot designed to speed patients' access... more
Just three weeks into 2015, and there have already been some pretty big happenings in health IT. Angry docs! Unsatisfied patients! Emerging new C-... more
Even as Mountain View pulls back the reins on consumer-facing development, clinical applications of Google Glass are "full-steam ahead." more
Physicians have spoken: Not all mHealth apps are created equal. And in a new survey, docs confirmed this by submitting their recommendations for the... more
A coalition of 35 physician organizations led by the American Medical Association says doctors are fed up with their EHRs and the multitude of... more
We all know about CIOs and CMIOs. But what's the job of a chief health information officer, anyway? more
For Miami Children's Hospital, patient engagement is far more than a Stage 2 meaningful use hurdle -- it's seen as an opportunity for... more
National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, has appointed a practicing physician to head a newly created role: Chief Health Information Officer. more
If you're a provider or payer with a great story to tell about how you've begun to remake your revenue cycle for healthcare reform, here... more
Together with MIT, Royal Philips has launched a new initiative that gives healthcare researchers new insights into caring for patients who require... more
As the healthcare industry changes, the executive suite must change with it: leaders must evolve into new, broader roles. Here are six trends shaping... more
In the latest example of a world-class health system yanking its established electronic health record in favor of a blue chip vendor, Mayo Clinic is... more
More and more patients are clamoring for their docs to go digital, but too many physicians are still dragging their feet. more
Responding to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's call for comments on its draft plan, the American Association of Family... more
Is your hospital ready for the impact of ICD-10 and bundled payments? Providers will need good RCM systems this year to "get every dime they are... more
Is a platform for the entire healthcare industry a viable solution to interoperability challenges? Two early-stage companies say their new... more
Reporting immunization records to state agencies is a required core measure for Stage 2 meaningful use. For healthcare providers, that can be an... more
Healthcare organizations not only must heed federal data security laws; they also have state laws to keep in mind. A growing trend has states making... more
More and more healthcare organizations are recognizing the value of population health management -- and a majority say they expect to recoup their... more
Venture capital funding in the healthcare IT sector more than doubled in 2014, coming in at $4.7 billion in 670 deals, according to Mercom Capital... more
"It's hard to comprehend how HHS can move forward to full-year reporting when the numbers for 90-day reporting are so low," said... more
Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which oversees the Federal EHR Incentive Program and is in... more
A strike of some 3,300 Kaiser Permanente employees over one department's understaffing issues may be giving telehealth services a huge,... more
Despite new data suggesting that only "low quality" and insufficient evidence exists for the costs savings and improved outcomes case for... more
"Although computers and EHRs can facilitate and even improve clinical documentation, their use can also add complexities," according to a... more
Two hospitals that are part of the MultiCare Health System in Washington State -- and more than 100 of MultiCare's ambulatory clinics -- have... more
Watch this special video and revisit what some hospital CIOs identified as their key challenges last year. From standardization of workflow processes... more
Google is a key contender -- part of the PwC team -- bidding on the massive 10-year federal contract to build an electronic health record system for... more
Cleveland Clinic will join forces with five other Ohio-based health systems to form the Midwest Health Collaborative, which covers 40 hospitals and... more
Athenahealth, which built its reputation among ambulatory practices by doing the work doctors don't have time to do, is about to buy itself... more

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