Susan Turney, the CEO of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), is leaving her position at the end of the summer to take on a role as CEO of the Marshfield Clinic Health System, in Marshfield, Wisc.
The American Hospital Association has launched AHA SmartMarket, a social platform designed exclusively for the healthcare field.
Health information exchange (HIE) will be a driver of new healthcare payment models, according to a new research report from Frost & Sullivan.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) has opened dedicated innovation space at Blueprint Health, a New York City-based accelerator and co-working space for health tech startups. The hospital says the new space will help foster the hospital’s collaboration with the technology and startup sector in New York City and bring new technologies into use at the organization. The first component of NYP's nascent Innovation Center, the site at Blueprint Health, will focus on developing a new portfolio of technology projects, including building on applications from the hospital’s recent “hackathon,” expanding existing initiatives such as award-winning patient bedside tablets, and developing new solutions with Blueprint Health’s members.
The number of physicians who say they will not attest to meaningful use is growing, according to the 2014 electronic health record (EHR) report from Medscape, a component of WebMD.
Taking a page from its affiliated EHR Association, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to act quickly on publishing a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use flexibility.
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body, has developed an accreditation program that focuses on accountable care organizations (ACOs).
The Erie, N.Y.-based County Department of Health (ECDOH) has noticed significant improvements in tracking overall public health efforts by leveraging HEALTHeLINK, Western New York’s health information exchange (HIE), for its epidemiology and disease surveillance.
Members from the Subcommittees on Communications and Technology charged health IT vendors, like Epic Systems, of using closed systems and failing to promote interoperability at a hearing this week.
Health insurer Independence Blue Cross has announced that 90 percent of its accountable care organization (ACO) participants in the Philadelphia region lowered their hospital readmission rates, with an average reduction of 16 percent in the first year.
A cloud-based medical image management and exchange platform received a $6 million in funding from the Mayo Clinic and a host of others.
The Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System has announced a new partnership that will afford Geisinger patients access to advanced cancer treatment and clinical trials.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement Launches New “Leadership Alliance” To Help Patient Care Leaders Implement Innovations
Massachusetts is a growing hub of healthcare IT adoption, according to a new study released by the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI).
Concerns that nationwide electronic health record (EHR) adoption could lead to widespread fraudulent coding and billing practices that result in higher healthcare spending are unfounded, according to a study from the University of Michigan Schools of Information and Public Health and the Harvard School of Public Health.