IBM Watson Health made two announcements on May 5 to advance the use of cognitive computing for both genomic medicine and enabling electronic medical records (EMRs) to tap the power of IBM Watson.
A new bill has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives that would prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10.
After two years in existence, the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program has saved the Medicare program $384 million in total, or $300 per Medicare beneficiary per year
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) analyzed how all 50 states grade out on telemedicine policy, finding a supportive landscape for physician practice standards and licensure in slightly less than half of them.
The Phoenix, Az.-based Banner Health has announced successful results from its at-home telehealth pilot program for patients with multiple chronic conditions.
Joe White, former CFO of the now-closed Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center, Texas, has agreed to pay back $4.4 million obtained through fraudulent attestation to meaningful use; he could face seven years in federal prison
Most clinical data registries on patient outcomes are substandard and lack critical features to make them useful, say researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Healthcare Informatics has won the American Society for Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) Silver Award for Best Special Report/Section for its 2014 Tech Trends reporting.
The Austin, Tx.-based Seton Family of Hospitals, part of Ascension health system, has acknowledged a phishing attack on its organization, resulting in the potential exposure of some personal health information for approximately 39,000 patients.
Imprivata, a Lexington, Mass.-based health IT security vendor, has acquired HT Systems, a Tampa, Fla.-based provider of palm-vein based biometric patient identification systems for approximately $19.1 million in cash at closing.
More than 80 percent of healthcare organizations believe there will be no more delays to ICD-10, according to recent research from QualiTest, a Fairfield, Ct.-based software testing company.
GreaterHouston Healthconnect, a regional health information exchange (HIE) in Houston, has just added CHI St. Luke’s Health, a major health player in Texas, to its network.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has launched a mobile communication application that will connect providers and staff members across multiple departments and six campuses.
Data and analytics tools are seen as a means to improve efficiency and quality in healthcare, yet only a small fraction of those in the industry are using these capabilities to their fullest potential, according to new research from KPMG a New York City-based audit, tax and advisory firm.
Lest people think Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) were not serious in their stated efforts to improve EHR usability, the two have started a workgroup aiming to do just that.