Accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Pioneer ACO model and Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) have generated more than $372 million in total program savings for Medicare ACOs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced.
In the thick of "National Health IT Week," Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) won a lot of friends in the health IT industry with a proposed bill that would allow providers to attest to Stage 2 of meaningful use using any 90-day reporting period in fiscal year 2015.
Legislation recently passed in the State of New Hampshire that aims to secure protected health information (PHI) better when it's being shared between healthcare providers.
A new pilot study among low-income African-Americans in Detroit suggests that they want healthcare providers to communicate with them by texting.
Using a pain clinic as a testing ground, researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that a management process first popularized by Toyota in Japan can substantially reduce patient wait times and possibly improve the teaching of interns and residents.
U.S. patients are likely to face growing challenges in access to care if shifting patterns in medical practice configurations and physician workforce trends continue. This is one of the key findings of a survey of 20,000 physicians that was commissioned by The Physicians Foundation.
Stanford University and Duke University Hospitals are working with Apple to test out the consumer tech company's HealthKit service for pilot projects, a report from Reuters indicates.
In a letter to HSS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, CHIME, AMDIS, and 15 other healthcare associations and organizations asked for an immediate adjustment to the 2015 EHR reporting period embodied in the current meaningful use requirements
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has launched a new toolkit designed for organizations that want to use Blue Button technology to help consumers get access to their digital health information.
The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City has launched the HSS Innovation Center, with the aim to identify and support medical and scientific technological breakthroughs in musculoskeletal care.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health (ONC) released a data brief this week that shows the long road ahead providers face in getting patients to access their record electronically.
Patients who visit the Louisville, Ky.-based Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital emergency department with a mental health or psychiatric condition will now be able to take advantage of KentuckyOne Health’s new telemedicine program which includes the expertise of professionals at Our Lady of Peace, a psychiatric hospital in the KentuckyOne system.
TriZetto Corp., the Englewood, Colo.-based care management, administration, and billing software vendor, is being bought by Cognizant, the Teaneck, N.J.-based consulting and business process outsourcing services company, for $2.7 billion in cash.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the latest advocacy group in health IT to share its displeasure with the full-year reporting requirement for Stage 2 of meaningful use.
A new survey of senior IT executives at some of the nation's largest health systems reveals that their top priority for IT infrastructure investment is analytics.