Much has been made of doctors’ dissatisfaction with electronic health records (EHRs) but a new report details that nurses are as equally disenchanted with the software systems.
The American Medical Association (AMA) sent a letter this week to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) with recommendations for Stage 3 of meaningful use.
An automated early warning and response system for sepsis developed at the University of Pennsylvania has resulted in a marked increase in sepsis identification and care, transfer to the ICU, and an indication of fewer deaths due to sepsis.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a Princeton, N.J.-based nonprofit, is launching an initiative that seeks to explore how data can be used to help people lead healthier lives.
More than half of providers who accessed their electronic health record (EHR) from a mobile device were "very satisfied" with the technology, compared to 28 percent of non-mobile users, according to an updated survey from the Austin, Tx.-based EHR reviewer Software Advice.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a new ACO initiative that is designed to encourage new ACOs to form in rural and underserved areas, and current Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs to transition to arrangements with greater financial risk.
A group of stakeholders sent a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell expressing concern with the meaningful use program and the current state of interoperability and usability of health information technology.
The Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health System is notifying patients of a potential data breach after an unknown source hacked into the email account of one of the health system’s physicians.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) took another step in replacing one of its key displaced leadership positions this week when it named Lucia Savage as its chief privacy officer.
In praising the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for extending the Meaningful Use hardship exemption, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers stated she remains committed to passing a law that would ease Stage 2 reporting requirements.
Less than 10 percent of the data collected in a typical patient note is actually required to be structured in order to meet meaningful use, according to a study by WebChartMD, a software development company specializing in clinical documentation workflow applications.
Google is piloting a telemedicine program that connects web searchers of medical information to doctors, the tech giant confirmed to Engadget this week.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has invested $32 million in its Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative in an effort to analyze and leverage the explosion of increasingly complex biomedical data sets.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that its telehealth program served nearly 700,000 Veterans in fiscal year 2014, accounting for roughly 2 million telehealth visits.
While many providers have implemented or plan to implement future care-enabling technologies (cloud, big data, mobile, and social) in the next two years, 96 percent of healthcare organizations say their infrastructure is not fully prepared for the evolution of their electronic health record (EHR) today, according to a new report.