The Health Information Trust Alliance, HITRUST, has announced updates to the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) and a new CSF initiative targeting smaller healthcare organizations to support their information risk management programs and improve their cyber resilience.
In a survey of 866 U.S. physicians, two-thirds of “organized provider” respondents said they are reimbursed primarily through alternative payment models designed to hold them accountable for quality, cost and patient outcomes.
Issues such as increased cost and lack of access to technology often deter the use of electronic health record (EHR) systems in post-acute care settings, such as rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities, according to a study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Franklin, Tenn.-based MEDHOST, a provider of enterprise solutions for healthcare management systems, announced that its business intelligence solution has achieved Meaningful Use Stage 3 certification for Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) 2015.
Advanced analytics makes it much easier for health systems and hospitals to succeed in value-based care contracts. This article details how a health system used advanced analytics to reduce out-of-network referrals, emergency department visits, and hospital...
There is considerable confusion right now around congressional Republicans’ stated intentions to repeal and replace the ACA, while all known provisions of a draft bill focus solely on the Act’s health insurance provisions
In the midst of the frenzied activity at HIMSS17 in Orlando last week, UPMC CIO Ed McCallister and UPMC Enterprises president Tal Heppenstall spoke with Healthcare Informatics about where their organization is headed these days
On the closing day of HIMSS17, former House Speaker John Boehner and former Governor Ed Rendell shared their views of the ACA's future--and Boehner stated bluntly that he believes the ACA will not be repealed, only "fixed"
A Healthcare Security Readiness Program provides healthcare IT leaders with an assessment of the current state of their security readiness and benchmarks an organization's security maturity against industry peers in order to identify gaps.
In two different panel discussions on Tuesday at HIMSS17, six different current and former CMIOs shared their perspectives on what CMIOs need in order to be successful at their jobs—and what they need to bring to them to begin with
Speaking from the HIMSS conference, Wayne Kubick, HL7’s chief technology officer, said attendees are expressing interest in using FHIR to write back data to an EHR, instead of just reading it out through an API.