The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has begun plans to develop its health IT safety center, awarding a contract to RTI International, a Research Triangle Park, N.C. nonprofit research organization, to create a road map of the project.
As the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) closes the competitive bidding process on its $11 billion Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) electronic health record (EHR) contract, lawmakers remain skeptical about the 10-year project’s ability to deliver, according to an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.
Another lawsuit was filed against the Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems (CHS), which owns and operates 206 hospitals in 29 states, for the massive August hack of its computer network.
GE Healthcare, based in Fairfield, Conn., is bringing GE veteran John Flannery on board as its new president and CEO in place of John Dineen, who has resigned. The move is effective immediately, GE announced.
The New Orleans, La.-based Ochsner Health System has announced that it is the first client of the Verona, Wisc.-based Epic Systems to fully integrate its electronic health record (EHR) with the new Apple HealthKit.
Molina Healthcare, Inc., has announced that its subsidiary, Milina Healthcare of Michigan, has joined the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) as a Qualified Data Sharing Organization. Molina Healthcare of Michigan is one of the largest health-maintenance organizations in Michigan, serving 244,000 members as of the end of June, 2014.
Directly engaging patients to use an online portal in the primary care setting can help such practices match or potentially surpass the portal usage rates achieved by large health systems, according to a study in Annals of Family Medicine.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reopening the period in which eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals (EHs) can apply for a meaningful use hardship exception, a week after announcing that 44,000 EPs and EHs have already applied for one.
Despite the predicted growth spurt of the wearable devices market, 75 percent of adults do not use either a fitness tracker or smartphone app to monitor their health, according to a new survey from Technology Advice.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) continues their trend of bringing aboard high-profile politicians to keynote their yearly conference, as the advocacy group announced that George W. Bush will highlight the 2015 show.
San Diego-based CareFusion, which is a top revenue earning company in medical device hardware and health IT software products, was bought by Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) for $12.2 billion this weekend.
Aetna, Hill Physicians Medical Group, Dignity Health Medical Foundation and Dignity Health have launched an accountable care organization (ACO) that will provide coordinated care for the health insurer’s members.
The Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is the most social media-friendly hospital in the U.S., according to an evaluation of more than 800 hospitals from NurseJournal, a social community for nurses.
Judy Murphy, R.N. the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) chief nursing officer (CNO) and director of its Office of Clinical Quality and Safety (OCQS) will be leaving her post in two weeks.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is blaming issues derived from its electronic health record (EHR) system from the Verona, Wisc.-based Epic Systems as to why Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, was prematurely released from the hospital.