The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the formation of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA) to oversee improvements in data collection and dissemination as the agency strives to be more transparent.
Premier Inc., a purchasing organization of hospitals and health systems based in Charlotte, has announced a joint effort with Johns Hopkins Medicine on performance improvement analytics and services.
CommonWell Health Alliance, an industry trade association comprised of large electronic health record (EHR) vendors and other health IT vendors, is pushing forth with efforts to expand its spectrum, while adding new members.
The Kansas City, Mo.-based Truman Medical Centers has won two awards from the health IT community for using information technology to improve care.
Accountable care organizations will be the subject and the Bill Lynagh, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Crimson at The Advisory Board Company will be the co-host of the second tweet chat from Healthcare Informatics. The Tweet chat will take place on November 20 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm EST.
The Coalition for ICD-10, a broad-based healthcare industry advocacy group, has sent a letter to House and Senate leaders urging them not to delay the ICD-10 implementation date again.
Nashville, Tenn.-based Emdeon Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Change Healthcare, which provides healthcare consumer engagement and cost transparency solutions. The company says the acquisition will enable it to combine cost and quality information with consumer behavioral insights.
Upon Cerner's acquisition of Siemens Health Services in 2015, existing Siemens CEO John Glaser announced in a Nov. 17 blog post that he will join Cerner as a as a senior vice president.
The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) has announced today that the Colorado Regional Extension Center program completed its goal of helping 2,295 primary care providers and 33 rural and critical access hospitals adopt and meaningfully use electronic health records (EHR) technology.
A recently released survey of clinicians reveals that more and more are accepting of digital health devices and concepts to bring them closer to patients.
The Boston, Mass.-based Partners HealthCare and the Hopkinton, Mass.-based vendor EMC Corporation have jointly developed a data analytics platform designed to speed clinically relevant research developed across the Partners system into the clinical setting.
People who received automated reminders were more likely to refill their blood pressure and cholesterol medications, according to a study published today in a special issue of the American Journal of Managed Care.
The EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup (IWG) has formed a strategic relationship with HIMSS and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) USA to streamline the process for achieving connectivity between EHR and HIE systems.
Two regional health information exchanges (HIEs) in New York have merged into a single, unified qualified entity called HealthlinkNY
Using the Internet to access health information may be out of reach for many older Americans, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan. According to the study, less than one-third of Americans age 65 and older use the Web. Within that age group less than 10 percent of those with low health literacy, or who lack the ability to navigate the healthcare system, go online for health-related matters.