St. Louis-based Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the nation operating hospitals in four states, was named a 2016 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Enterprise Davies Award recipient this month for achieving improvements in patient care through the use of health information technology.
A recent survey of 500 physicians revealed that nearly 9 in 10 respondents ranked “achieving work-life balance” as their most, or second most-important resolution for 2017. Similarly, 69 percent ranked “staying current with technology” as their most, or second most-important resolution.
Independent physicians are struggling with the complexities and aggressive timing of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule finalizing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Quality Payment Program, according to a survey conducted by software-as-a-service technology company Kareo (Irvine, Ca.).
CMS is extending the deadline for eligible hospitals in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Meaningful Use programs to submit their electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data from 2016.
CISOs and CIOs face significant challenges in their work to strengthen data security, and one major hurdle is that, despite the very real threat of internal and external data breaches, investments in cybersecurity can be a tough sell.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration's long-awaited final rule updating the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records, 42 Code of Federal Regulations Part 2 (Part 2) will be published Jan. 18 and is available for...
Bradley Gilbert, M.D., CEO of the Inland Empire Health Plan, and also chairman of the board of the Inland Empire HIE, shares his perspectives on the importance of health information exchange to good care management
In the most concrete statement made so far by a Republican member of Congress who has jurisdictional responsibility over healthcare policy, Sen. Lamar Alexander told Talking Points Memo on Wednesday of his determination to develop replacement legislation...
The Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing next week for committee members to hear testimony from Rep. Tom Price, M.D., (R-GA)—President-elect Trump’s nominee to become the next U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
The use of biometric technology solutions—fingerprints, hand geometry, retina or iris scans—for data security purposes is beginning to pick up momentum across the healthcare space as data security leaders face an increasingly hostile cyber threat landscape.
In a press conference held Wednesday morning, President-elect Donald Trump declared that, “almost simultaneously,” his incoming administration would produce a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act