A study led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., assessed the feasibility of using electronic health records (EHRs) and automated informatics methods to validate a so-called drug repurposing signal. Specifically, the researchers evaluated metformin, a diabetes drug, as having potential in the treatment of some types of cancer.
The Massachusetts Office of Medicaid and Office of Health and Human Services incorrectly paid 19 hospitals for the electronic health record (EHR) incentive program.
Joe White, the former CFO of Shelby Regional Medical Center, recently pleaded guilty to making a false statement to Medicare on meaningful use. He faces up to five years in prison.
Healthcare organizations are more at risk for a cyber attack than ever before thanks to the influx of electronic health information, according to a new report from IDC Health Insights.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for hospitals to attest to meaningful use for the 2014 reporting year back one month, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 31.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded 31 grants totaling $8.6 million for rural telemedicine efforts across 34 states.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston is the latest hospital to pay the piper for a data breach, surrendering $100,000 for an incident that occurred in 2012.
The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has created a new web tool that will allow access to comprehensive California health statistics by ZIP code, city and legislative district.
The more health IT systems a doctor has in their office, the less likely they are to accept new patients, according to the findings of a new study.
Significantly more patients are using online reviews to find a provider this year compared to last year, according to research from Austin, Tx.-based electronic health record (EHR) comparison site Software Advice.
Physicians will prescribe fewer brand name drugs and can curb health spending when an electronic health record (EHR) defaults to show the generics first, according to a research study.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the formation of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA) to oversee improvements in data collection and dissemination as the agency strives to be more transparent.
Premier Inc., a purchasing organization of hospitals and health systems based in Charlotte, has announced a joint effort with Johns Hopkins Medicine on performance improvement analytics and services.
CommonWell Health Alliance, an industry trade association comprised of large electronic health record (EHR) vendors and other health IT vendors, is pushing forth with efforts to expand its spectrum, while adding new members.
The Kansas City, Mo.-based Truman Medical Centers has won two awards from the health IT community for using information technology to improve care.