Two regional health information exchanges (HIEs) in New York have merged into a single, unified qualified entity called HealthlinkNY
Using the Internet to access health information may be out of reach for many older Americans, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan. According to the study, less than one-third of Americans age 65 and older use the Web. Within that age group less than 10 percent of those with low health literacy, or who lack the ability to navigate the healthcare system, go online for health-related matters.
Georgia and South Carolina have announced the successful connection between their two statewide heath information exchanges (HIEs), becoming one of the first state-to-state HIEs in the country.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a paper this week that outlines its vision for using health IT to improve the quality of healthcare in the U.S.
New data published online in the Journal of AHIMA suggests that the estimated costs, time and resources required by physician offices to convert to ICD-10 are “dramatically lower” than initially estimated.
Cerner, one of the largest electronic health record (EHR) vendors in the industry, is setting out to double its workforce in the next ten years. The company announced the plans in a ground breaking ceremony on the company’s new campus in the Kansas City, Mo. area.
A new third-party risk assessment certification program that validates proficiencies in third-party risk management concepts and principles is being launched by the Shared Assessments Program, which is managed by The Santa Fe Group , a strategic consulting company based in Santa Fe, N.M.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has announced that it has started providing telemedicine support to high-risk pregnant mothers in Oklahoma.
Electronic health records (EHRs) are expected to save the global healthcare industry $78 billion between 2014 and 2019, according to a new report from Juniper Research.
Fewer providers are concerned about the expected impact that reimbursement cuts from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have on their bottom line, according to a new survey.
Although 75 percent of patients express concern over the privacy and security of their medical records, less than one in 10 individuals withhold information from their healthcare providers due to those concerns, according to a nationwide survey by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).
In light of the Ebola situation, the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a bulletin to healthcare providers and other HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates on sharing patient information during an emergency situation.
Nine out of 10 providers are pursuing telemedicine programs, according to a survey of healthcare executives by law firm Foley & Lardner LLP.
The American Medical Association (AMA) delegates are calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to suspend penalties for failure to meet meaningful use.
Wearable sales are up 40 percent in the third quarter of 2014—with global shipments totaling 12.7 million units—over the same quarter in 2013, according to new research from FutureSource Consulting.