Despite the promise of health IT to improve care coordination, there has been sluggish progress in the use of health IT to connect doctors and patients, according to a new survey report from Nielsen Strategic Health Perspectives.
A former chief nursing officer (CNO) at California-based Sonoma West Medical Center has filed a lawsuit alleging she was illegally forced out of her position after she raised concerns about the hospital’s electronic medical records (EMR) system, according a report in The Press Democrat.
Current risk stratification models are not up to the task of addressing the future needs of healthcare organizations, and should be adding data about patients’ social determinants of health, according to a new report from Chilmark Research.
Cerner continues to hold the largest market share of the $27 billion electronic medical records (EMR) market, thanks to its acquisition of Siemens Healthcare’s EMR business last year, according to a new report from Kalorama Information.
Automatic querying and limited consent requirements are organizational health information exchange (HIE) policy decisions that impact the volume of exchange, and ultimately the information available to providers, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, H.R. 2646, passed the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee this week and will move to the House floor, but the American Hospital Association voiced disappointment that the bill did not address patient privacy laws in 42 CFR Part 2.
The average global cost of a data breach in the healthcare industry is $355 per stolen or lost record, more than twice the average global cost across all other industries, according to the Ponemon 2016 Cost of Data Breach study.
A new program launched by neurologists at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) will aim to expand access to care across New York State.
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, based in Columbus, has been awarded with Stage 7 EMRAM designation by HIMSS Analytics.
The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted new ethical guidance to help clarify physicians’ fundamental ethical responsibilities when interacting with patients and providing care through telemedicine technologies and services.
After the ICD-10 go-live on Oct. 1, many providers, in the weeks that followed, reported only minimal disruptions. Now, seven months after ICD-10 implementation, the results of a new survey of coding professionals indicates there was a decrease in productivity.
The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) has awarded $3 million in grants to drive community-level collaboration among healthcare providers using innovative technologies, such as electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchanges.
The United Network for Organ Sharing, representing the U.S. transplant system, announced an initiative to use electronic data exchange capabilities and new data tools to speed up the organ matching and donation process.
The U.S. State Department has issued a request for information for project management support services as it looks to deploy a commercial off-the-shelf ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) at U.S. diplomatic missions worldwide.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has recently published two reports on health IT safety as the agency continues to make strides towards the optimization of the safety and safe use of electronic health records (EHRs).