Geisinger Health System announces the retirement, set for June 2015, of Glenn Steele, Jr., M.D., who helped make the integrated health system an industry leader in patient safety, care quality, and value
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has awarded the University at Buffalo School of Nursing a grant to create a pilot project whose goal is to work with primary care physician’s offices, their patients and families to see that patients get follow-up care very soon after leaving the hospital.
Two new initiatives that center around care coordination and health information exchange (HIE) are being adopted in Kansas to improve care for people with co-occurring mental and physical health issues.
Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services, wrote a letter to The Boston Globe, in response to a controversial front-page article the paper ran on electronic medical records (EMRs) and patient safety.
A trio of health law experts have advocated for more regulation and oversight of the mobile health (mHealth) application industry, saying that only 100 of 100,000 mHealth apps have been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island (WIH) has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to protect the personal information and protected health information (PHI) of more than 12,000 patients in Massachusetts two years ago.
Clinicians and other staff at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) have been awarded 11 new grants by the Beckwith Institute for projects aimed to better engage patients and improve care.
Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), the health information exchange (HIE) that serves providers in 22 counties in south-central Texas, has become the first HIE in the state and the fourth in the country to receive full accreditation from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission.
Value-based financial software remains a priority for operational accountable care organizations (ACOs), according to a recent survey.
A Rush University Medical Center initiative is providing six-month internships for veterans and their family members, offering training and work experience in the health IT field.
This week, a California appellate court dismissed a lawsuit against the Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health, for a data breach that occurred in 2011.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $237,750 grant to George Washington University to study whether the use of telemedicine can help overcome barriers to care for transgender women of color, according to a report from Cybercast News Service.
Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), the statewide health information exchange network that electronically connects Georgia hospitals, physicians and clinicians to exchange patient health information, today announced its “go live” status with the eHealth Exchange (formerly known as the Nationwide Health Information Network), which a program under the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). As of January 2014, an eHealth Exchange survey revealed that more than 800 hospitals and 6,000 medical groups are participating in the national network.
The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) says that the Stage 2 meaningful use flexibility proposed by the government isn’t enough to prevent more providers from dropping out of the program.
The number of U.S. hospitals that are adopting computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems to reduce medication errors is increasing, according to a report from the Washington, D.C.-based Leapfrog Group.