Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha has fired two workers accused of violating an Ebola patient’s privacy by looking at his medical file, according to various news outlets.
Two North Carolina health information exchanges (HIEs)—Carolinas HealthCare System CareConnect and Mission Health Connect—have agreed to share the health records of patients across the Carolinas.
Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced bipartisan legislation last week that would aim to improve the accountable care organization (ACO) program.
The Louisville, Ky.-based ZirMed, a cloud-based business and clinical performance management solution provider, has acquired Chicago-based analytics provider MethodCare.
Another health IT vendor is jumping on the Apple HealthKit express train, integrating its platform onto the consumer tech giant’s new service.
The Kansas City, Mo.-based vendor Cerner has announced a strategic agreement with Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City, Utah), as it continues to compete for the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) electronic health record (EHR) contract.
Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute are using a computerized clinical decision support system (CDS) to improve pediatric care for children with developmental delays.
Surescripts, the Arlington, Va.-based operator of a national clinical electronic network, has announced that the addition of nearly 100 major health systems to its network this year.
While vendors and health plans continue to make progress in their readiness for the switch to the ICD-10 coding system, providers continue to advance slowly, according to a new survey from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI).
A bracelet designed by Dartmouth University researchers could prove to be a big step for securing critical information systems, such as medical records in clinical settings.
Ten hospitals in the Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System have reached Stage 6 on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM).
The year of mergers and acquisitions in healthcare IT continues as Frisco, Texas-based Conifer Health Solutions has bought revenue cycle management (RCM) and health information management (HIM) software vendor, SPi Healthcare (Tinley Park, Ill.) for $235 million.
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is advocating that unique Health Plan Identifiers (HPIDs) should not be used within electronic transactions adopted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
The Chadron, Neb.-based Community Hospital and Health Services has achieved significant benefits from implementing an electronic health records (EHR) system, according to a case study from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
Almost three-quarters (74 percent) of parents are aware of online rating sites for physicians, and more than one-quarter (28 percent) have used those online ratings to choose a healthcare provider for their children.