On July 31, the U.S. Senate voted to approve legislation injecting more than $16 billion into the Veterans Administration in order to help the VA healthcare system overcome the extensive treatment delays
On the afternoon of Thursday, July 31, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a press release announcing the finalization of a rule making October 1, 2015 the deadline for providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses to transition to the use of the ICD-10 coding system
Two U.S. Senators, Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), have introduced a bill that would aim to improve healthcare in underserved, rural areas through the expanded use of telehealth.
Qualis Health, a Seattle-based healthcare consultancy and care management organization, has published an online toolkit that provides hospitals a practical, low-cost approach to engaging patients and families in infection control.
The number of large data breaches under HIPAA that have been reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has increased from 239 to 885 in less than a year, according to legal firm Fox Rothschild LLP.
Proteus Digital Health, a Redwood City, Calif.-based startup company that has created a digital platform that tracks medication adherence, received new funding and received more than $172 million in venture capital.
Electronic health records (EHRs) can help standardize medication reconciliation for hospitalized patients, but data quality, technical problems and workflow issues continue to pose challenges, according to a new study from the National Institute for Health Care Reform (NIHCR).
Substantial work lies ahead to convert pediatric preventive care guidelines into computerized prompts for physicians, but the payoff has significant potential, according to a new report by researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute.
Two of the most well-known healthcare organizations in the country--Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine--announced a collaborative this week that will allow the two to, among other things, share best practices on electronic medical record (EMR) usage.
Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) services and initiatives will triple as more hospitals shift to the ICD-10 code-set in advance of the Oct. 1, 2015 deadline, according to new research.
Geisinger Health System announces the retirement, set for June 2015, of Glenn Steele, Jr., M.D., who helped make the integrated health system an industry leader in patient safety, care quality, and value
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has awarded the University at Buffalo School of Nursing a grant to create a pilot project whose goal is to work with primary care physician’s offices, their patients and families to see that patients get follow-up care very soon after leaving the hospital.
Two new initiatives that center around care coordination and health information exchange (HIE) are being adopted in Kansas to improve care for people with co-occurring mental and physical health issues.
Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services, wrote a letter to The Boston Globe, in response to a controversial front-page article the paper ran on electronic medical records (EMRs) and patient safety.
A trio of health law experts have advocated for more regulation and oversight of the mobile health (mHealth) application industry, saying that only 100 of 100,000 mHealth apps have been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).