The U.S. Coast Guard terminated its contract with Epic to implement an electronic health record (EHR) system, which expanded into an Integrated Health Information System (IHiS), citing concerns about cost and technical complexity, a USCG representative confirmed.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) this week announced it had reached a $2.2 million settlement with New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) related to the unauthorized filming of two patients for an episode of “NY Med.”
Intermountain Healthcare and the Stanford Genome Technology Center (SGTC) have established a new collaborative research program with the aim of producing scientific advances in precision health and medicine.
Open-source machine learning tools were found to be as good as, or better than, human reviewers in detecting cancer cases using data from free-text pathology reports, according to researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has developed a patient portal toolkit to provide guidance on the issues, latest regulatory requirements, opportunities and challenges of implementing a patient portal.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed its plans to release its new quality star ratings for U.S. hospitals until July at the earliest.
Healthcare was the most frequently targeted industry for cyber attacks in 2015, with the highest security incident rate, surpassing financial services and manufacturing, according to a new IBM Security Services report.
Programs and services that address gaps in care through provider-payer data exchange via health information technologies can produce a high return on investment, according to a new report from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Exchange.
Decisions Resource Group (DRG), a Burlington, Mass.-based healthcare analytics company, has launched a real world evidence (RWE) repository of claims and electronic health record (EHR) data that the company says provides insight to more than 90 percent of the U.S. healthcare system.
U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and others, have introduced the Flexibility in Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting Act, a bill with bipartisan support that would make modifications to the meaningful use program.
When it comes to telehealth laws and reimbursement policies, legislators and policy makers across the country seem to be taking one step forward and then one step back, according to a new report from The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP).
A recently-released Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that not all newly enrolled veterans were able to access primary care from the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) due to data weaknesses and the lack of a comprehensive scheduling policy.
Securing vulnerable endpoints in an organization’s network is the first step in the battle against ransomware and is one part of a layered defense, according to a new report from the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology.
Last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) CIO LaVerne Council said in a Congressional hearing that VA will launch a new digital health platform later this year, according to a FedScoop report.
Integra Community Care Network, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-certified Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is partnering with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Rhode Island to launch a Medicaid ACO entity.