HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), has announced that the Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Health System has received the Stage 7 recognition.
Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA), the health information exchange (HIE) in south central Texas, will be creating a patient portal. This makes it the first organization in Texas to give patients a comprehensive medical record across multiple organizations from a single community portal.
Health information exchanges (HIEs) are valuable in the emergency department for providers, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College revealed in a recent study.
Healthcare IT professionals’ greatest concern around mobile health technologies is the potential of a data breach, according to a recent survey of HIMSS14 attendees.
The transition to ICD-10 may cause both information and financial loss for providers, reveals the findings of a recent study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The Hartford, Conn.-based health insurer Aetna and the northern N.J.-based Atlantic Accountable Care Organization (ACO) have announced a new accountable care agreement that will aim to improve the coordination and delivery of patient care.
Can text-message programs be an effective violence-prevention tool for at-risk teenage girls? Megan Ranney, M.D., emergency medicine attending physician at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the pediatric division of Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, thinks so.
Rhode Island Hospital in Providence says it is the first hospital in the U.S. to use Google Glass in an emergency department setting.
Just a few days after GOP senators pressed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for more clarification on meaningful use hardship exceptions, the federal agency has provided more details for eligible hospitals and eligible professionals participating in the program.
Healthcare organizations should be prepared to face increasing scrutiny in 2014, according to “Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Review 2013” published by Nashville, Tenn.-based law firm Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, which cites a near doubling of whistleblower lawsuits filed in the past five years and continued significant fraud recoveries by the government.
Cerner, the Kansas City-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, will pay a North Dakota hospital $106 million after losing out in an arbitration ruling over a patient accounting product.
Public health departments’ case report volumes are forecasted to double when federal requirements for automated electronic laboratory reporting of notifiable diseases go into effect next year, according to a new study.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) has announced that it has begun notifying patients of a data breach at Sutherland Healthcare Solutions (SHS), which handles DHS’s billing and collections.
Primary care physicians often face uncertainty in ordering and interpreting clinical laboratory tests, and would welcome better electronic clinical decision support tools, according to a survey sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A recent survey revealed that Allscripts is the top performing system vendor in hospitals with more than 300 beds or large academic medical centers.