The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) announced this week that it will no longer offer Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) electronic health record (EHR) testing and certification services or its independently developed certification programs.
The Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health System is in the process of notifying approximately 1,800 patients that e-mails containing their personal or medical information may have been compromised by an internet phishing scam that affected three UC Davis clinicians in mid-December.
A recent study from researchers at Northwestern Medicine indicates doctors spend too much time looking at the computer screen during patient visits, and staring at an electronic health record (EHR) can get them to miss nonverbal cues.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's annual budget proposal includes $1.2 billion to restructure hospitals, long-term care and other healthcare services, as well as a $95 million plan to digitize health records.
Backed by a $5.3 million granted from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of California, the Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will work to use IT and patient engagement to reduce the overall risk of harm in the intensive care unit.
A recent Black Book survey revealed that payers are rejecting health information exchanges (HIEs), a fact that ultimately means many public HIEs face serious problems of sustainability once public grant funding dries up.
A new study from the Commonwealth Fund found that only a minority of solo physicians have adopted extensive health information technology (HIT) capabilities.
Henry Ford Innovations, a physical and virtual resource of the Detroit, Mich.-based Henry Ford Health System, has received a $3 million, three-year grant from the William Davidson Foundation to establish a new digital health innovation center, the William Davidson Center for Entrepreneurs in Digital Health.
U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.K. Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt have signed a bi-lateral agreement for the use and sharing of health IT information and tools between the two countries.
Participating in a health information exchange (HIE) will allow hospitals and doctors to cut down on unnecessary costs for their patient population, suggests a new study from the University of Michigan.
The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) is boosting its health information exchange (HIE) with a grant that will enable primary care providers to be better coordinated with behavioral healthcare practitioners.
The Sunrise, Fla.-based MDLive, a provider of telehealth services and software, has raised $23.6 million in funding for its technology from various healthcare groups.
Nearly half of pharmaceutical manufacturers are now actively using social media to engage with patients on healthcare-related topics, according to a new report released by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.
In his "State of the State" speech, Mississippi Governor, Phil Bryant announced a new statewide telehealth effort focused on local diabetes patients.
According to a recent survey of IT managers, the healthcare industry has made considerable gains in security and compliance when compared to other sectors. Still, the survey revealed the industry is not faultless.