The global mHealth market is expected to reach $49.1 billion by 2020, according to a new study by the San Francisco-based Grand View Research.
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple launched the statewide health information exchange this week, connecting physicians and healthcare providers in one of the most active states for electronic health record (EHR) adoption.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its 2015 budget and it contains $75 million earmarked for the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) to coordinate and support investments in “policies, standards, testing tools, and implementation guides that dramatically accelerate the adoption and meaningful use of certified Electronic Health Record technologies.”
The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) has announced that healthcare providers in Rhode Island have exchanged more than one million messages using Direct, a secure way to send protected health information (PHI) to known, trusted recipients over the internet.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has formed a new task force that will aim to accelerate the adoption of wireless healthcare technologies such as telemedicine.
Overall provider satisfaction with health information exchange (HIE) solutions has dropped an average of 8 percent since last year as provider demands have outpaced vendor delivery, according to a new report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS research.
The electronic health record (EHR) fraud ordeal in Texas, where a former hospital CFO is being charged with laying about using certified EHR technology to receive incentive payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has gotten the attention of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
The American Medical Association (AMA), the Chicago-based advocacy group for healthcare providers, is not going down without a fight when it comes to ICD-10. The association released a statement this week that expressed its concern over the lack of a contingency plan in place by the CMS if testing reveals potential problems with the transition to the code-set.
HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), has recognized 263 Ohio State University clinics) with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award.
As part of a partnership to advance healthcare interoperability, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Health Level Seven International (HL7) will work together to promote a standardized approach to interoperable data exchange, the organizations announced.
Leaders at the Leapfrog Group took credit for public reporting of elective early inductions of infant labor on March 3, when it announced results from his annual hospital survey, which showed elective inductions decreasing for the third year in a row.
Nurse informaticists continue to play a crucial role in the development, implementation and optimization of information systems and applications in healthcare, according to a study released at HIMSS14.
Amid the madness of the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference last week in Orlando, nonprofits, Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), announced they were creating a Practice Management System Accreditation Program (PMSAP).
Providers are using mobile devices to view patient information, but they are still early in their adoption and implementation of mHealth, according to a HIMSS Analytics survey published at the HIMSS 2014 conference.
CommonWell Health Alliance and Healtheway, two large industry stakeholder groups focused on health information exchange, both made announcements at the HIMSS14 conference this week in Orlando.