Clinicians and other staff at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) have been awarded 11 new grants by the Beckwith Institute for projects aimed to better engage patients and improve care.
Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), the health information exchange (HIE) that serves providers in 22 counties in south-central Texas, has become the first HIE in the state and the fourth in the country to receive full accreditation from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission.
Value-based financial software remains a priority for operational accountable care organizations (ACOs), according to a recent survey.
A Rush University Medical Center initiative is providing six-month internships for veterans and their family members, offering training and work experience in the health IT field.
This week, a California appellate court dismissed a lawsuit against the Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health, for a data breach that occurred in 2011.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $237,750 grant to George Washington University to study whether the use of telemedicine can help overcome barriers to care for transgender women of color, according to a report from Cybercast News Service.
Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), the statewide health information exchange network that electronically connects Georgia hospitals, physicians and clinicians to exchange patient health information, today announced its “go live” status with the eHealth Exchange (formerly known as the Nationwide Health Information Network), which a program under the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). As of January 2014, an eHealth Exchange survey revealed that more than 800 hospitals and 6,000 medical groups are participating in the national network.
The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) says that the Stage 2 meaningful use flexibility proposed by the government isn’t enough to prevent more providers from dropping out of the program.
The number of U.S. hospitals that are adopting computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems to reduce medication errors is increasing, according to a report from the Washington, D.C.-based Leapfrog Group.
Telemedicine is effective in treating pediatric patients internationally, the results of a new study from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) revealed.
Susan Turney, the CEO of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), is leaving her position at the end of the summer to take on a role as CEO of the Marshfield Clinic Health System, in Marshfield, Wisc.
The American Hospital Association has launched AHA SmartMarket, a social platform designed exclusively for the healthcare field.
Health information exchange (HIE) will be a driver of new healthcare payment models, according to a new research report from Frost & Sullivan.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) has opened dedicated innovation space at Blueprint Health, a New York City-based accelerator and co-working space for health tech startups. The hospital says the new space will help foster the hospital’s collaboration with the technology and startup sector in New York City and bring new technologies into use at the organization. The first component of NYP's nascent Innovation Center, the site at Blueprint Health, will focus on developing a new portfolio of technology projects, including building on applications from the hospital’s recent “hackathon,” expanding existing initiatives such as award-winning patient bedside tablets, and developing new solutions with Blueprint Health’s members.
The number of physicians who say they will not attest to meaningful use is growing, according to the 2014 electronic health record (EHR) report from Medscape, a component of WebMD.