According to a recent analysis by consulting firm Deloitte, 71 percent of all physicians believe that the promise of reduced costs resulting from increased use of health IT tools is inflated and that it will actually cost more, not less.
The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) has made known the winners of its Design Challenge for the Patient Portal for New Yorkers, announcing that Mana Health placed first, iHealthNY second, and MyHealth Profile third, and will be awarded $15,000, $7,500, and $2,500 respectively.
The American Medical Association (AMA), a noted opponent of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) mandated transition to the ICD-10 code-set, is not advocating the government to skip right to the ICD-11 either, the non-profit group said in a recent Board of Trustees report.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is going green with a new initiative that will see the use of wind energy to power the health system’s data centers, the organization recently announced.
Kaiser Permanente Northwest has joined the Oregon Health Network (OHN), Oregon’s health information highway, providing information connectivity to the entire healthcare continuum in the state.
Chicago-based electronic health record (EHR) software provider, Allscripts continues to find itself in a slump, according to the results of its first full quarter earnings report since the company made significant leadership changes.
North Carolina-based Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic has notified approximately 17,300 patients that x-ray films belonging to them and taken prior to 2008 may have been provided to a third-party vendor, which sold the films to an Ohio-based recycling company that harvested the silver from the X-rays.
Researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health say if occupational information was included in a hospital’s data collection it could go a long way in preventing workplace health and safety hazards.
More than 100,000 Geisinger Health System (GHS) patients will soon have access to their doctors’ notes for the first time through the secure MyGeisinger online patient portal.
Ninety-three percent of U.S. doctors report actively using electronic medical records (EMR), and nearly half (45 percent) of doctors surveyed said they regularly access clinical data outside their own organization, representing a 32 percent annual increase, according to consulting firm Accenture.
The mHealth Alliance, a Washington D.C.-based non-profit organization, has announced a framework that aims to use mobile health (mHealth) technologies as a way to better understand better understand gender inequity in low-and-middle-income countries. The Gender Analytical Framework, as it is being called, aims to help people better understand the nuances of gender issues, as well as gaps related to gender.
The New York-based Mount Sinai Medical Center has adopted an enterprise-grade mobile care-coordination mobile app which employs a special HIPAA-secure group text messaging system that improves communication between team members who coordinate care of patients with complex medical conditions.
The Frisco, Texas-based Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has announced that several healthcare organizations will require their business associates to participate in the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) Assurance Program and submit CSF assessment reports as part of their information protection programs.
Robots will be dispatched to four southern California hospitals to provide a new level of stroke expertise from the neurosciences team at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank.
According to a recent study headed by researchers at the University of Illinois, the oft-controversial transition to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) code set will be a challenge for many providers thanks to convoluted conversion mappings. The convoluted, or complex, entangled, and non-reciprocal, mappings will possibly impact a provider’s staffing, supply management, and clinical revenue, the researchers found.