The Health IT Now Coalition, an organization comprised of healthcare providers, payers, patient groups and employers, wrote an endorsement letter of the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act to the bill's cosponsors Senators Joni Ernst and Mazie Hirono.
While some providers may have the ability to make the transition to value-based care (VBC) on their own, the vast majority of them are turning to firms who provide VBC consulting services and VBC managed services, according to a new survey from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.
Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging has partnered with Boston-based digital health startup Wellframe to examine the use of mobile technology to help older adults with serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, self-manage chronic medical conditions.
This week the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the first set of funding opportunities for the precision medicine initiative, a project unveiled by President Obama back in February that will enroll 1 million volunteers in the next three to four years.
Apixio Inc., a San Mateo, Calif.-based data science company, announced the launch of its Iris cognitive computing platform designed to bring advanced data insights into healthcare by extracting and analyzing patient data from electronic medical records (EMRs).
CVS Health, based in Woonsocket, R.I., has released a suite of new digital tools to assist consumers with managing their health and increasing their medication adherence.
The Englewood, Colo.-based Centura Health has been named a 2015 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient for its use of IT to reduce hospitalizations associated with chronic disease management.
The American Medical Association’s (AMA) policy-making House of Delegates at its interim meeting yesterday adopted a number of health IT-related policies, including a policy aimed at streamlining meaningful use requirements.
In a letter to CMS, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has urged policymakers to streamline the meaningful use program and reduce the reporting burden on providers by better aligning quality measures.
This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a bundled payment model for hip and knee replacements that will enable Medicare providers to use telemedicine services more extensively.
A review of the HITRUST Cyber Threat XChange (CTX), a program to help healthcare organizations collect and share cyber threat information, found that participation, so far, has been low and there are significant gaps in the collection and usability of cyber threat information.
Providers around the globe are continuing to adopt electronic medical record (EMR) technology at a rapid rate, with Cerner and InterSystems standing out as the top-performing fully rated multiregional vendors, according to a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.
HealthMyne, a Madison-Wis.-based imaging informatics company, is working with Epic Systems and UW Health to integrate its imaging analytics platform with electronic health record (EHR) data.
Two-thirds of hospitals and health systems have deployed remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions in their organizations, according to research from Menlo Park, Calif.-based Spyglass Consulting Group.
A Department of Veterans Affairs fiscal 2016 appropriations bill that passed the Senate last week, H.R. 2029, included language that addresses the VA’s electronic health record (EHR) system and the progress the agency is making towards interoperability.