Electronic alerts can help reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters, a new research study at Penn Medicine has revealed
Ninety-six percent of federally-funded health centers have an electronic health record (EHR) in use at some or all sites, and 84.5 percent reported that their providers are receiving meaningful use payments, according to new data from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA
HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research, along with Partnership for Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, have launched a web-based tool that predicts the health and economic impact of evidence-based public health interventions and policies at the county level.
The number of healthcare IT professionals being hired continues to grow at a rapid pace a recently released study conducted by HIMSS Analytics concluded.
Since federal reporting requirements kicked in, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)' database of major breach reports have affected some 30.1 million patients spanning over 944 incidents, according to recent analysis in the Washington Post's "Wonkblog."
M*Modal’s CEO Duncan James is on his way out and Surescripts has hired Tom Skelton, an industry veteran, to be their new one.
Even though more patients are able to access their lab results electronically, new research indicates that many do not understand what the numbers from those tests mean.
TriZetto Corp., the Englewood, Colo.-based care management, administration, and billing software vendor, could be the latest major healthcare IT company to be sold, a Reuters report indicates.
Baylor College of Medicine has joined Greater Houston Healthconnect, the regional health information exchange (HIE) for a 20-county region in the Houston area.
A new study from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found that implementing meaningful use medication management measures leads to lower adverse drug events in hospitals.
A health information exchange (HIE) from the Alpharetta, Ga.-based Holon Solutions has made it easier for physicians to refer their patients who want to kick the habit to the Texas Tobacco Quitline, the vendor has announced.
Only one-third of patients currently have access to a patient portal, while two-thirds either do not have access or are unsure, according to a new survey from the Austin, Tx.-based EHR reviewer Software Advice.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be incentivizing doctors to coordinate care for Medicare patients that suffer from multiple chronic illnesses, including diabetes and heart disease, according to a report from The New York Times.
The Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, Inc. has said that the personal data of approximately 4.5 million patients was stolen by hackers from its computer network in April and June.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), a New York-based nonprofit, and Intel, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based tech giant. announced a technology-based collaboration this week to improve research and treatment for Parkison's disease.