The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) could implement electronically readable cards for beneficiaries and providers for a number of reasons, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Among rated vendors, Epic, athenahealth and Medfusion are the most effective at helping their customers drive patient portal adoption, according to a new report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.
The New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System is using the recently launched Apple Watch to help manage patients suffering from chronic diseases.
The editors of Healthcare Informatics will be hosting their third tweet chat today, Monday April 27 at 1:30 pm. The tweet chat will be a review of all things HIMSS15.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its strategic vision for physician quality reporting programs, describing a long-term vision for CMS’ physician quality reporting programs and a future for these programs to strive toward over the next several years.
The number of accountable care organizations (ACOs) continued to rise in the past year, though at a slower pace than in 2013, according to new research from consulting firm Oliver Wyman.
Venture capital funding for health IT and digital health companies dropped by 35 percent in the first quarter of 2015, according to a report from the Austin, Tx.-based consulting firm Mercom Capital Group.
At a Senate hearing this week Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) , Chairman of the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, talked about improving electronic health records (EHRs) with Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Apr. 22 passed a cybersecurity bill providing legal protections for companies that share cyberthreat information with each other and with the federal government, but Senate passage may be delayed
The Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN), which runs a statewide health information exchange (HIE) in the state, is piloting an image sharing program.
The University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children's Hospital has announced that it will launch a telemedicine program aimed to tackle pediatric obesity.
Atrius Health, a Newton, Mass.-based nonprofit multispecialty medical group, is the latest organization to open its own innovation center. The nonprofit will invest $10 million in a place that will aim to develop and improve patient-centered care delivery models.
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that a computer-assisted tool can improve diagnostic accuracy in assessing skin conditions.
The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) is awarding $20 billion in funds to 65 companies to provide the entire federal government with IT solutions.
On April 20, the Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System opened its Precision Health Center, a 14,000-square-foot, $562,000 facility that will serve as the primary location for Geisinger research in northeastern Pennsylvania.