The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a new proposed rule to align meaningful use Stage 1 and Stage 2 objectives and measures with the long-term proposals for Stage 3.
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) acting administrator Andy Slavitt, expressing concerns with meaningful use audits.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a report this week to Congress on health information blocking. The report’s authors and researchers detailed several examples of electronic health record (EHR) developers and health systems blocking health information sharing between each other.
CommonWell Health Alliance, an industry trade group made up of many of several of the largest electronic health record (EHR) vendors, has announced that it expects at least 5,000 provider sites to be live on its services nationwide in 2015.
The Center for Medical Interoperability has announced its board of directors, which officials say is the next step to jumpstart the creation of a platform to achieve integration of medical technologies in a plug-and-play manner.
Two more health IT companies have joined nonprofit standards development organization Health Level Seven International's (HL7) Argonaut project.
Quality Systems Inc. (QSI), an Irvine, Calif.-based health IT vendor, has acquired Gennius, a Cambridge, Mass.-based healthcare data analytics company for an undisclosed sum.
Healthcare organizations are looking beyond patient portals to further enhance patient engagement, according to a new survey from HIMSS Analytics.
OptumInsight, an analytics-based subsidiary of the large payer, UnitedHealth Group, has been ordered to pay $12 million for a patent infringement to San Mateo, Calif.-based Cave Consulting.
Livongo Health, the startup company headed by former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, has received $20 million in funding.
AARP will be launching a new program that aims to test out remote monitoring healthcare devices on people over 50 years of age. The association is teaming with Georgia Tech Research Institute to conduct the study, which will see how 50-plus consumers test with five different sleep and activity tracking devices over a six-week period.
A lack of communication in the healthcare system is hampering successful population health management, according to a recent survey from Harris Poll and the Knoxville, Tenn.-based PerfectServe.
The momentum of healthcare’s progress toward a value-based business model is gaining speed, according to results of two recent surveys from the Skokie, Ill.-based consulting firm Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC.
The annual top patient safety concerns list from the ECRI Institute, a Plymouth Meeting, Pa.-based nonprofit, once again includes several tech-based items, including alarm fatigue from clinical decision support systems.
For the first time in a long time, venture capital funding in healthcare IT suffered a drop off, Mercom Capital Group, an Austin Texas-based research firm, reported.