The development of robust data analytics capabilities that can provide comprehensive solutions for population health management is still likely several years away, but analytics vendors are rapidly improving technologies, a Chilmark Research study report says.
Nebraska Medicine has reached Stage 7 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), developed by HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), well known in health IT circles, has written a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia Mathews Burwell expressing concern about the rapidly spreading Zika virus.
Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would expand the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) services under Medicare with the goal of cost savings and quality care.
While 40 percent of healthcare providers reported that their IT budgets are still growing, only 25 percent that reported growing budgets attribute growth to electronic health records (EHRs), providing evidence that the post-EHR era is upon us, according to a new IDC Health Insights report.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program hardship exemption process, specifically clarifying that providers are not required to submit documentation with the new hardship application form for the 2017 payment adjustment.
Is your company one of the 100 leading healthcare IT companies? HCI will once again rank the top vendors with the highest revenues derived from healthcare IT products and services earned in the U.S. based on revenue information from the previous year.
While more states have adopted policies improving coverage and reimbursement for telemedicine services, there is also a trend with state medical boards imposing more restrictive regulations which could be a barrier to more widespread use of telemedicine, according to the American Telemedicine Association’s latest state-by-state telemedicine report cards.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week published a final rule that allows physicians to use telehealth as a face-to-face encounter with Medicaid patients, which is required before the authorization of home health services.
While lost and theft of employee devices accounted for the majority (68 percent) of healthcare data breaches in 2014, last year was a different story, with 98 percent of breaches due to hacking, according to a Bitglass Healthcare Breach Report.
The American Heart Association (AHA), IBM Watson and Denver, Colo.-based vendor Welltok are teaming up on the creation of a workplace health solution to improve heart health.
It is our privilege once again this year to honor teams that are at the absolute tip of the spear in forging transformative change, through this year’s Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent a letter to blood analysis startup Theranos citing “deficient practices” at the company’s northern California lab which pose “immediate jeopardy to patient health and safety.”
Cybersecurity is a growing concern for healthcare organizations, yet despite major breaches this past year, 74 percent of respondents to a survey said they trusted healthcare providers to handle personal information responsibly, according to the TRUSTe/National Cyber Security Alliance U.S. Consumer Privacy Index.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has revealed the methodology it uses to calculate and display star ratings for its Hospital Compare website.