Electronic health record (EHR) adoption and implementation issues were ranked as the most pressing IT problems by physicians for the second straight year, according to the Physicians Practice 2014 Technology Survey.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new interactive decision tool to help providers determine how a proposed change to this year's meaningful use reporting would affect them.
While the huge volume of big data in healthcare continues to generate headlines, a new report finds that it’s the diverse types of data that’s a bigger challenge to data scientists and is causing them to “leave data on the table.”
Two Texas provider organizations have joined Cigna’s Collaborative Care program, which the insurer says is aimed at improving patient access and enhancing care coordination, according to the insurer. The programs both became effective July 1, with a total of 11 Cigna collaborative care arrangements in Texas.
The overall computerized physician order entry (CPOE) market is poised to witness a growth of 6.5 percent from $938 million in 2013 to $1.3 billion in 2018, according to a report from research firm MicroMarket Monitor.
Hand hygiene rates were found to be three times higher when auditors were visible to healthcare workers than when there were no auditors present, according to a study in a Canadian acute care hospital.
University of Washington researchers have developed visual tools to help self-trackers understand their daily activity patterns over a longer period and in more detail than current life-logging programs can offer. Their study found that people generally had an easier time meeting personal fitness and activity goals when they could see their data presented in a broader, more visual way.
In an effort to help clinical practices use health information technology (health IT) like electronic health records (EHRs) to reduce high blood pressure, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today launched a challenge asking health care professionals and other caregivers to submit the tools they use to improve patient care.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a three-year, $162 million contract to the Fairfax, Va.-based ASM Research, an Accenture Federal Services Company, to modernize VA's existing VistA electronic health record (EHR) system.
Pregnant women are using the Internet to seek answers to their medical questions more often than they would like, say Penn State researchers.
Eighty percent of people would like the option to use their smartphones to interact with healthcare providers, according to a recent survey from the San Jose, Calif.-based FICO, a predictive analytics and decision management software company.
Michigan Health Connect and Great Lakes Health Information Exchange have merged to form Great Lakes Health Connect. The group maintains that the merger has resulted in one of the nation's largest providers of health information exchange (HIE), allowing hospitals, physicians and other medical professionals to share the health records of more than 5 million people.
CommonWell Health Alliance, an IT stakeholder group focused on health information exchange, has announced that it is expanding membership opportunities, welcoming two new members to the association.
A new nationwide survey by the Medical Group Management Association of physicians in group practice has found a gradual, if not dramatic, shift towards value-based payment—still well below double-digit percentages
To assist public health organizations better understand and use health information exchange, HIMSS and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) have collaborated to produce the Public Health & HIE Toolkit.