A pair of U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced a bill that aims to cut red tape at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in terms of regulatory oversight of health IT software products.
Epic Systems, the Verona, Wisc.-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, settled a dispute with former employees that wanted to go into consulting as well a separate issue over overtime pay, according to a report in Isthmus.
Seven payers in Colorado are collaborating to launch a multi-payer data-sharing online tool that aims to enhance and improve the delivery of care for state residents.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn recently stopped by North Sunflower Medical Center to pay tribute to the University of Mississippi Medical Center's (UMMC) led telehealth-based diabetes care management program.
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing segments of the digital universe, growing at 48 percent per year—compared to 40 percent per year for the overall digital universe— according to a new report from the Hopkinton, Mass.-based EMC Corporation.
The City of Chicago successfully utilized big data for a public health outreach program, according to an article in Kaiser Health News. The Chicago health department and Roseland Community Hospital teamed with Civis, a Chicago-based startup analytics firm created by former members of President Barack Obama's election team, to create better outreach for uninsured women in poor neighborhoods of Chicago that needed breast cancer testing.
A recent Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) report found that with the aid of health IT, a reduction in hospital-acquired conditions from 2010 to 2013 led to approximately 50,000 fewer patients died in hospitals and $12 billion saved in healthcare costs.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) named Jon White, M.D. the acting deputy national coordinator for the agency. White is currently serving as the acting chief medical officer as well. The plans were outlined in an email from Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the national coordinator of Health IT, to staffers.
Advocacy groups representing various industry stakeholders are both pleased and perturbed with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new Shared Savings Program and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) proposed rule.
In a case of potential déjà vu, a number of medical groups are urging Speaker of the House Representative John Boehner (R-OH) to include a provision in an upcoming bill that would delay the ICD-10 compliance date another two years.
A lack of evaluation of the more than 100 health information exchanges across the U.S. has made it difficult to determine the benefits of HIE, according to a recent review from research organization RAND Corporation.
Easy access to electronic imaging exams will improve patient satisfaction scores, according to a recent study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Flu season will be coming early this year, according to electronic health record (EHR) data from Watertown, Mass.-based health IT vendor athenahealth.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), including updated provisions for accountable care organization (ACO) participants.
A former employee at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas is pleading guilty to identity theft through his exploitation of the provider's electronic health record (EHR) system.