Health insurer UnitedHealthcare has announced that it is expanding coverage options for virtual physician visits.
The majority of nurses feel that electronic health records (EHRs) help improve patient safety, make it easier to find comprehensive patient information, and enhance collaboration with clinicians inside their organizations, according to a new survey.
On Tuesday, May 6, the Obama administration confirmed that Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the National Coordinator for Health IT, has been nominated to work full-time as Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS
Usage of electronic health records (EHRs) does not lead to better quality of care or clinical outcomes for stroke patients, according to findings of a recent research effort.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has named an anesthesiology critical care specialist, Andrew Gettinger, M.D., as its new chief medical information officer (CMIO).
A report from the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has found that information security at HHS needs improvement because controls have not been fully implemented and monitored.
Many healthcare professionals continue to think that there should be no transition to the ICD-10 coding set, according to a new survey from NueMD, a Marietta, Ga.-based medical practice management software vendor.
At a Congressional hearing, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said that in order for the promise of precision medicine to be realized, electronic health records (EHRs) have to be fixed.
IBM Watson Health made two announcements on May 5 to advance the use of cognitive computing for both genomic medicine and enabling electronic medical records (EMRs) to tap the power of IBM Watson.
A new bill has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives that would prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10.
After two years in existence, the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program has saved the Medicare program $384 million in total, or $300 per Medicare beneficiary per year
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) analyzed how all 50 states grade out on telemedicine policy, finding a supportive landscape for physician practice standards and licensure in slightly less than half of them.
The Phoenix, Az.-based Banner Health has announced successful results from its at-home telehealth pilot program for patients with multiple chronic conditions.
Joe White, former CFO of the now-closed Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center, Texas, has agreed to pay back $4.4 million obtained through fraudulent attestation to meaningful use; he could face seven years in federal prison
Most clinical data registries on patient outcomes are substandard and lack critical features to make them useful, say researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.