Even though more patients are able to access their lab results electronically, new research indicates that many do not understand what the numbers from those tests mean.
TriZetto Corp., the Englewood, Colo.-based care management, administration, and billing software vendor, could be the latest major healthcare IT company to be sold, a Reuters report indicates.
Baylor College of Medicine has joined Greater Houston Healthconnect, the regional health information exchange (HIE) for a 20-county region in the Houston area.
A new study from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found that implementing meaningful use medication management measures leads to lower adverse drug events in hospitals.
A health information exchange (HIE) from the Alpharetta, Ga.-based Holon Solutions has made it easier for physicians to refer their patients who want to kick the habit to the Texas Tobacco Quitline, the vendor has announced.
Only one-third of patients currently have access to a patient portal, while two-thirds either do not have access or are unsure, according to a new survey from the Austin, Tx.-based EHR reviewer Software Advice.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be incentivizing doctors to coordinate care for Medicare patients that suffer from multiple chronic illnesses, including diabetes and heart disease, according to a report from The New York Times.
The Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, Inc. has said that the personal data of approximately 4.5 million patients was stolen by hackers from its computer network in April and June.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), a New York-based nonprofit, and Intel, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based tech giant. announced a technology-based collaboration this week to improve research and treatment for Parkison's disease.
Despite it being a meaningful use Stage 2 requirement that at least 5 percent of a provider's patients interact with the patient portal, according to a new survey, nearly 40 percent of patients are unsure if their primary care physician even has a patient portal system.
The health IT infrastructure of accountable care organizations (ACOs) has not significantly developed since 2013, and cost and interoperability remain the biggest barriers, according to a new survey conducted by the eHealth Initiative and the Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier Inc.
The Chicago-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, Allscripts has announced it is partnering with Netsmart, an Overland, Kansas-based provider of behavioral EHR systems.
MedAssets, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based provider of revenue-cycle management and evidence-based software, has made a significant investment into analytics, acquiring Skokie, Ill.-based Sg2 for $142 million.
Two recent studies from the New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System have demonstrated how robots could assist with ultrasound imaging and telemedicine.
Another study has been released this week highlighting the growing usage of telemedicine in provider settings, as providers switch to value-based care.