In a recent trial for a research study, nearly half of patients with access to and control over their electronic medical record (EMR) chose to withhold clinically sensitive information.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently conducted ICD-10 acknowledgement testing and accepted 76 percent of claims submitted.
The second major Boston hospital in as many months has reached a settlement agreement with the Massachusetts Attorney General's office over a data breach.
On Dec. 22, the deputy administrator and director at the Center for Medicare within CMS announced via The CMS Blog that 89 new ACOs will be joining the Medicare Shared Savings Program
A consumer watchdog group is cautioning consumers in California to steer clear of the upstart Cal INDEX, a health information exchange (HIE) being set up by two payers.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and UnitedHealthcare have launched a pilot to explore a new bundled payment model for head and neck cancers that focuses on quality patient care and outcomes.
The perception that most accountable care organizations (ACOs) are following Medicare’s lead might be inaccurate, according to recent research.
More than 40 percent of caregivers in U.S. broadband households currently use a digital health device as part of their caregiving routine, including 8 percent who use online tools to coordinate their efforts, according to a new report from market researcher Parks Associates.
The HIMSS EHR Association has reiterated its position that the federal government’s focus on interoperability is appropriate, and supports that more measurement and evaluation in this area.
A grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will fund an investigation that will look at how telemedicine consultations in emergency departments impact clinical outcomes, including cost effectiveness.
Despite showing interest in web or mobile apps to help manage their Type 2 diabetes, only a small number of older adults actually use them, says a new study from the University of Waterloo in Ontario. Approximately 2.2 million Canadians are living with Type 2 diabetes, 2 million of whom are age 50 or older.
A pair of Troy, Mich.-based companies merged this week, when HTC Global Services, which provides general IT software and services, got into the healthcare market with an acquisition of CareTech Solutions.
Approximately 257,000 eligible professionals will face penalties under the meaningful use program in 2015 for failing to meet requirements of the EHR incentive program, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
The George Washington University Cancer Institute received $150,000 from a closing nonprofit to support and start up a patient engagement center.
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) continues to remain committed to easing the Stage 2 meaningful use reporting requirements, writing a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell asking her to shorten the 2015 reporting period for the program.