Leaders at the Leapfrog Group took credit for public reporting of elective early inductions of infant labor on March 3, when it announced results from his annual hospital survey, which showed elective inductions decreasing for the third year in a row.
Nurse informaticists continue to play a crucial role in the development, implementation and optimization of information systems and applications in healthcare, according to a study released at HIMSS14.
Amid the madness of the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference last week in Orlando, nonprofits, Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), announced they were creating a Practice Management System Accreditation Program (PMSAP).
Providers are using mobile devices to view patient information, but they are still early in their adoption and implementation of mHealth, according to a HIMSS Analytics survey published at the HIMSS 2014 conference.
CommonWell Health Alliance and Healtheway, two large industry stakeholder groups focused on health information exchange, both made announcements at the HIMSS14 conference this week in Orlando.
The annual HIMSS conference is a microcosm of the healthcare IT world—and it’s a guy world. But there is plenty of room for women--women with the right mindset.
The real innovation occurs in the hands of innovators—those who take a good idea to the next level. Leading teams honored for implementations that enhance the quality of patient care and streamline clinical and business processes.
The results of the 2013 HIMSS Security Survey reveals that breaches of protected health data (PHI) remain a concern by U.S. hospitals and physician practices, specifically the practice of inappropriate data access.
The Roanoke, Va.-based Carilion Clinic has identified 8,500 patients at risk for developing heart failure in a pilot project that could lead to early intervention and better care for these patients.
The Chicago-based HIMSS Analytics announced on Feb. 20 that its leaders would be hosting a session during the HIMSS Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 25, to unveil its new Continuity of Care Maturity Model™, a model that addresses the adoption of health IT to support information exchange, care coordination, patient engagement, and analytics.
More than half of all healthcare organizations have yet to implement business intelligence (BI) system, despite their acknowledged benefits, according to a survey from the Hanover, Md.-based TEKsystems’ healthcare services division.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that is reversing course and will conduct end-to-end testing for a small sample group of providers. The news won partial approval of CMS from the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).
Sixteen health information organizations (HIOs) throughout the Midwest and Rocky Mountain states formed a consortium that will aim to develop data exchange across regional and state lines.
The Princeton, Ind.-based Onsite Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) are collaborating to provide second opinions and medical consultations via telemedicine services in Afghanistan.
Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the largest nonprofit health plan in the state, has joined its statewide health information exchange (HIE), the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO), announced this week.