The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to improve adult vaccination rates through its National Adult Immunization Plan, which includes plans to improve the health IT infrastructure behind adult immunization registries.
NewYork-Presbyterian, which launched the first hospital hackathon two years ago, is again engaging the tech community with its InnovateNYP: Pediatric App Challenge to develop apps and tools to advance pediatric healthcare.
Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) and regional partners this week announced a $250,000 investment to build up information exchange to help address and mitigate the longer term health effects that may arise after lead exposure related to the Flint water crisis.
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The CommonWell Health Alliance is continuing its growth, recently announcing that seven new members are joining its effort to enhance nationwide health data exchange.
Centene Corp., the St. Louis, Mo.-based health insurer, has recovered the six missing computer hard drives that contained personal health information (PHI) of approximately 950,000 individuals.
There were a number of reported healthcare data breaches this week, including Miami-based Jackson Health System reporting that a “rogue” hospital employee may have stolen confidential patient information affecting more than 20,000 patients.
Newton, Mass.-based McKesson Health Solutions and HealthQX, based in King of Prussia, Pa., this week announced an alliance designed to help payers quickly design and scale complex bundled payment models and then provide timely and accurate payment to providers.
A recent study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) indicates that patients exposed to a fully electronic health record (EHR) were between 17 and 30 percent less likely to experience in-hospital adverse events.
The Kansas City-based Cerner Corp. has been awarded a $50.7 million sole source data hosting add-on to the massive Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) electronic health record (EHR) contract that it won last year.
President Barack Obama this week presented his last budget proposal to Congress for fiscal year 2017 and it includes a $22 million funding boost for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to support health IT interoperability programs and $51 million for healthcare cybersecurity efforts.
The White House this week requested Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to enhance ongoing efforts to prepare for and respond to the Zika virus, both domestically and internationally.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today unanimously passed the Improving Health Information Technology Act as well as six other biomedical innovation bills with bipartisan support.
Lincare, a provider of respiratory and infusion therapy and medical equipment to in-home patients, has been ordered to pay $239,800 in civil money penalties for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.
York, Pa.-based WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital has reached Stage 7 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), developed by HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).