The typical hospital case manager has little information to provide about home health agencies for discharged patients, even though state and federal quality reports are available on the Web, according to a recent study by Brown University in Providence, R.I.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into a law that requires insurers to offer the same reimbursement to patients who get services via telehealth and telemedicine as if it were done in person.
More than half of providers charge their patients for electronic copies of their medical records, and nearly two-thirds said they charge patients for paper copies of their medical records, according to new research published by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
There is little evidence that wearable health tracking devices can change behavior and improve health for those that need it most, say researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Walgreens and WebMD Health Corp. have launched a virtual wellness-coaching program to help and incentivize consumers to make healthier choices at home, work and on-the-go.
A spokesperson for Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) confirmed that the high-ranking politician will seek a review of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) State health information exchange (HIE) program.
The winner of the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) contract has yet to be chosen, and it could be a while before that happens, but IBM and Epic will be ready if their team is called.
The National Rural Accountable Care Consortium, Nevada City, Nev., has announced it has formed five additional accountable care organizations
The administrative load on physicians and competing regulatory programs—such has meaningful use and ICD-10— rank highest among the American Medical Association’s (AMA) most pressing issues for clinicians in 2015.
Fifty-five percent of physicians do not plan to attest for meaningful use Stage 2 in 2015, according to a recent poll done by Medical Practice Insider and SERMO, a social network exclusively for doctors.
PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) Health Research Institute (HRI) has released its annual list of the top healthcare issues for 2015, and once again, a number of items are health IT-related.
The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) says it has added privacy controls to version seven of the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) being released later this month.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has received the proposed rule for meaningful use Stage 3 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), with publication in the Federal Register expected in the next six weeks.
The U.S. patient monitoring market is projected to grow to more than $5 billion by 2020, mostly due to telehealth expansion, according to a recent report from market researcher iData Research.
Compared with their staff, physicians were less likely to have strong confidence in their department’s ability to solve meaningful use (MU) implementation problems, according to a recent study published in published in BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making.