A pair of Troy, Mich.-based companies merged this week, when HTC Global Services, which provides general IT software and services, got into the healthcare market with an acquisition of CareTech Solutions.
Approximately 257,000 eligible professionals will face penalties under the meaningful use program in 2015 for failing to meet requirements of the EHR incentive program, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
The George Washington University Cancer Institute received $150,000 from a closing nonprofit to support and start up a patient engagement center.
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) continues to remain committed to easing the Stage 2 meaningful use reporting requirements, writing a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell asking her to shorten the 2015 reporting period for the program.
HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), has recognized the Cleveland Clinic Health System with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award.
Six Michigan health systems have signed new value-based reimbursement agreements with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). To date, 18 Michigan hospital systems, including 71 hospitals, have adopted this innovative payment model.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM Corporation are joining together to conduct a two-year pilot that will assess clinical decision support through the use of Watson technology.
Both providers and consumers feel some degree of anxiety about the future of healthcare, according to a study released today by Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is dishing out $665 million in Affordable Care Act-based funding across 28 states, three territories, and the District of Columbia to spur the implementation of new care models.
Boston-based telehealth vendor, American Well has raised $80 million in funding and added various investors to its ownership team.
Major stakeholders in the health IT world are joining together to create a consistent blueprint for a virtual clipboard mobile application to remove paper from the intake process.
In what is described as the first real-world trial of the impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records, almost half of the patients who participated withheld clinically sensitive information in their medical record from some or all of their health care providers. The Regenstrief Institute developers created and implemented a system allowing patients to control who could see specific information in their EMRs, then implemented this patient preference system for six months in a busy urban primary care clinic.
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has launched an accreditation program for online, direct-to-consumer healthcare consultations. The program will accredit U.S. healthcare entities providing real-time, online consultations directly to the patient that meet specific standards.
ICD-10 will be the one of the top issues for doctors in 2015, according to a report by the Boston-based nonprofit, Physicians Foundation.
A big name provider organization and health IT vendor have separately announced this week their intentions to aid the development of innovation in healthcare. The Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and the San Francisco-based McKesson are both getting in the venture capital/entrepreneur game.