New research suggests a measurable beneficial relationship between the adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs) and hospital performance, as measured by mortality rates.
A new report from Deloitte indicates the electronic visit (eVisit) market will explode as more healthcare providers use telemedicine services to virtually care for their patients.
An online disease tracking tool called HealthMap, developed by Boston Children’s Hospital researchers, has been able to track the spread of Ebola in real time, often before new cases are reported by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a report in the Boston Globe.
The Healthcare Administrative Technology Association, a new association of practice management system (PMS) vendors and affiliated stakeholders, officially formed this week.
Following up on its 10-year interoperability vision laid out in June, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has launched a new, interactive community designed to elicit public input on the roadmap.
There is significant value in Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) in and of itself, according to Sue Bowman, senior director, coding policy and compliance at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Nelly Leon-Chisen, director of coding and classification at the American Hospital association (AHA). Their comments were delivered this week at AHIMA’s annual Clinical Documentation Improvement Summit in Washington, D.C. Both said that, paired with the greater specificity of ICD-10, CDI can promote better patient care and lead to more accurate captures of acuity, severity and risk of mortality.
The Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network has launched a pre-hospital telemedicine program for use in the emergency medical services community, becoming the first in the state to do so, its officials say.
More than 70 providers at the Colorado-based Boulder Medical Center, a multi-specialty group that also operates an urgent care clinic, are now using health information exchange (HIE), in addition to an advanced electronic medical record (EMR) system, to coordinate care for more than 200,000 annual patient visits.
Thanks to a shared electronic health record (EHR) platform, six of the largest health systems in Wisconsin are aligning together to form a strategic, statewide alliance that aims to eventually provide accountable care for 90 percent of Wisconsin's patients.
While electronic health record (EHR) adoption continues to grow in the U.S., health information exchange (HIE) and patient engagement remain low in office settings, according to new research.
The number of hospitals that have adopted a basic or comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) system has climbed steadily since 2010 but few providers can meet all of the Stage 2 meaningful use criteria, a new research study found.
NJSHINE, a health information exchange (HIE) serving seven counties in southern New Jersey, has announced an alliance with a regional extension center in the state to promote data exchange between healthcare providers and patients.
San Francisco-based Practice Fusion, a provider of a cloud electronic health record (EHR) platform, has acquired Ringadoc, which is a startup that created a mobile app that triages phone calls to a doctor’s office.
Enterprise electronic health record (EHR) vendors are the number-one source for population health management (PHM) functionality despite a flood of new best-of-breed entrants into the marketplace, according to a recent report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS research.
The Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier Inc. has acquired TheraDoc, a provider of surveillance software, for $117 million in cash, the company announced this week.