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Medicare fee-for-service providers, clearinghouses and billing agencies built on earlier successes during the final end-to-end testing week in July, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. more
A 12-hospital health system is notifying hundreds of its current and former patients that their protected health information has been compromised... more
With e-prescribing of controlled substances legal nationwide, providers and pharmacies are empowered with a new technological tool in the fight... more
Three HHS officials look back at what happened 10 years ago after Hurricane Katrina touched down in New Orleans and assess the promises and... more
Intermountain Healthcare opened a state-of-the-art simulation center at one of its hospitals this week. It's a place where doctors, nurses and... more
Acting CMS administrator Andy Slavitt revealed that William Rogers, MD, director of CMS' Physicians Regulatory Issues Team, will be the ICD-10... more
Healthcare IT News' focus is primarily on IT within the healthcare space, but there's also so much happening now within the broader realm... more
Turns out the Department of Veterans Affairs uses a Web-based communication platform that isn't exactly secure. In fact, a new report suggests... more
Signed in conjunction with a Lockheed Martin subsidiary, this deal aims to address one of the department's biggest public problems. more
CVS is working with three telehealth companies -- American Well, Doctor On Demand and Teladoc -- on how, together with pharmacies, they might expand... more
More than 80 percent of healthcare CIOs, CTOs and other security leaders polled by KPMG say their organizations have been victimized by at least one... more
Cerner CEO Neal Patterson earned $6,599,410 - or 102 times the $65,000 median pay for employees at the Kansas City, Mo.-based health IT company,... more
Analytics firm Inovalon, which develops cloud-based intervention technology for payers, physicians and ACOs, will acquire Avalere Health, which... more
EHR vendor Greenway Health is hailing what it calls a milestone in the world of healthcare interoperability: a collaboration with its customer... more
Despite the many Medicare shared savings ACOs that cut enough of their spending in 2014 to merit financial incentives, the lion's share of them... more
Offering a novel approach to a complex security challenge, Imprivata on Tuesday introduced PatientSecure, a patient identification platform that uses... more
Novant Health patients soon will be able to share data from their fitness tracker with their doctor through the health system's electronic... more
One cloud-based EHR company has just inked its 600th partnership deal, one of the newest being with big-name clinical lab startup Theranos. more
The President's Commission on White House Fellowships announced Monday the appointment of the 2015-2016 class of White House Fellows, and seven... more
Health IT professionals are often proud of their employers. But only an elite group is worthy of being deemed the best of the best. Here's the... more
By now, everyone's got an EMR. And most providers are also making use of ancillary technologies to help harness patient data toward more... more
Xerox on Monday announced it will acquire Naperville, Ill.-based RSA Medical, which develops analytics tools for patients interacting with health... more
Five more Cerner clients have agreed to tap CommonWell Health Alliance's interoperability services, the trade association announced Monday. more
The Center for Individualized Medicine at Mayo Clinic is investing in and partnering with a new startup, developing tools and technology to put... more
Analytics firm Zephyr Health, a San Francisco-based startup that bills itself as an "insights-as-a-service" company for the healthcare... more
The White House is looking for new ways to help its Precision Medicine Initiative gain steam, such as better engaging patients and participants,... more
Fifteen years after the Y2K panic, the healthcare industry is once again closely watching the calendar. Not since Jan. 1, 2000, have so many industry... more
What happens when a healthcare organization's employees are found to have been inappropriately accessing patient medical records? The actions of... more
WebPT, which develops online electronic health records for rehab therapists, announced this week its acquisition of Therabill, maker of Web-based... more
After 35 years of research innovation and leadership at Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis, William Tierney, MD, Regenstrief's president and... more
As Washington looks eagerly toward Stage 3 meaningful use, many providers are still working toward Stage 2. Despite disappointing attestation numbers... more
Contrary to a spate of recent studies that show rising physician aggravation with EHR systems, another new poll shows majorities of large practices... more
EHR vendor Allscripts and CoverMyMeds have partnered to help patients receive their prescriptions faster. The partnership aims to increase the number... more
As much as patients have benefited from a healthcare system that has avoided blaming individual care providers for errors, Robert Wachter MD,... more
The notion of gleaning insights from mountains of health information -- and then applying those precisely to individual patients -- hinges on the... more
Physicians are increasingly dissatisfied with their electronic health records. A recent poll found that just 34 percent of physicians said they were... more
One hospital's telehealth program, focusing on patient engagement pre- and post-surgery, has resulted in some impressive outcome improvements. more
Just three weeks after landing the Department of Defense's massive, multi-billion-dollar EHR modernization project with its partner Cerner,... more
Despite digital health's record breaking VC growth last year -- and more recent reports showing it hasn't slowed down in 2015 either -- the... more
Thomas McGill, MD, vice president of quality and safety and chief information officer at Butler Health System, describes it as "Community... more
A state health agency is mailing out HIPAA breach notification letters after a technical glitch sent out letters containing protected health... more
As they grapple with meaningful use and grumble about usability, nearly 20 percent of community hospitals polled for a recent report are "... more
Stage 3 of meaningful use is shaping up to be the most challenging and detailed level yet for healthcare providers. Among the elements that warrant... more
Five years after being chosen as one of three pilot locations for the OpenNotes project, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is seeing encouraging... more
An appellate court has cleared Advocate Medical Group of wrongdoing in a class action lawsuit alleging the organization failed to protect patient... more
CA Technologies, the systems software developer, announced Monday that it has completed its acquisition of Xceedium, a maker of privileged identity... more
Even as stakeholders await the imminent release of the final updates to Stage 3 meaningful use, there's still widespread interest in delaying it... more
An idea proposed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would move its chief information security officer up to the same level as its... more
Researchers at University of Washington Tacoma have developed a machine-learning predictive analytics tool that forecasts with 82 percent accuracy... more
Not everyone is going to like this but a new study found that EHR adoption has risen in America for reasons other than the federal meaningful use... more
Driven by the vast proliferation of unstructured clinical data in EHRs, the global market for healthcare natural language processing is expected to... more

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