Not long after the House of Representatives passed a three-month, temporary fix to the sustainable growth rate (SGR), the Senate Finance Committee verbally passed an SGR repeal and replace bill. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) further released a series of amendments he would like to see added to the repeal that employ the use of health information technology.
Research at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Lebanon, N.H., found that significant reductions in cancer treatment may be found in accountable care organizations (ACOs), as a result in reductions in hospitalizations.
Practice Fusion, an EHR vendor out of San Francisco, announced a Series D extension of $15 million in new funding this week. The latest round of investment, Practice Fusion says, brings its total funding raised to date at $149 million. The company has its sites set on an eventual IPO.
A new report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research indicates that most providers will be looking to niche vendors, and a best-of-breed integrated mentality, to comply with the IT demands of a value-based payment model.
The Laurel, Md.-based MedPeds has been named a 2013 Ambulatory HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence winner, the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced.
A good chunk of hospital executives have no plans to implement an accountable care oraganization (ACO)-like model in the near future, a recent survey from Purdue Healthcare Advisors, a non-profit health-care consulting organization, revealed.
The Bethlehem, Pa.-based St. Luke's University Health Network has elected to partner with the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority to connect the organization’s health information exchange (HIE), eVantageHealth, to others statewide.
A telehealth pilot program at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) found that the great majority of pediatric obesity patients—approximately 80 percent—were satisfied with their telehealth appointment.
A flash drive went missing at Kaiser Permanente’s Anaheim Medical Center in Orange County, Calif., prompting the Oakland-based healthcare giant to notify 49,000 patients whose data was stored on the device. Meanwhile, a stolen laptop at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey's (BCBSNJ) headquarters may have affected 839,711 members.
Four locations across the country have been selected by CommonWell Health Alliance, a health information technology (HIT) vendor-led interoperability effort, to test initial interoperability services from the collaborative.
Epic Systems, a Verona, Wisc.-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, is being sued by a former employee for unpaid overtime, according to a report in the Wisconsin State Journal.
The Northern, Ky.-based St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the Cincinnati, Ohio-based TriHealth have signed a letter of intent to establish Healthcare Solutions Network, a regional health organization designed with the goal to enable the two organizations to deliver better health, better patient experiences, and lower costs.
Research firm Frost & Sullivan has listed mHealth as the top area of growth for the global healthcare market in 2014 as beyond, as indicated by a survey involving 1,835 executives in more than 40 countries worldwide.
Two statewide health information exchanges (HIEs), from Missouri and Illinois, have signed a data-sharing agreement, allowing patient information to cross state lines.
Patients around the world are optimistic about technology innovations advancing healthcare, are willing to participate in virtual healthcare visits with their doctor, and would use health sensors in their bodies and even their toilets, according to a new study commissioned by the Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel Corporation.