Two states--Colorado and Ohio--are proposing changes around the way telehealth services are used and reimbursed.
Health information exchanges (HIEs) are doing a better job supporting meaningful use Stage 2 than they were a year ago, according to an updated Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) HIE survey.
The University of Virginia Health System is piloting an eReferral/eConsultation initiative, the academic center recently announced.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) wants 30 percent of traditional Medicare fee-for-service payments tied to a quality-driven, alternative payment model, such as an Accountable Care Organization (ACOs), by the end of next year.
The State Health Innovation Plans developed by 25 states—with support from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)—plan to significantly invest in health IT services, according to a recent analysis from the New York-based research firm, Accenture.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated that Twitter can serve as a dashboard indicator of a community’s psychological well-being and can predict county-level rates of heart disease.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in Boston, has received a grant of $450,000 from The Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit organization, also in Boston, to develop and improve a patient engagement initiative.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has announced that it will deliver a big data platform to improve care for cancer patients.
In a letter addressed to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supported the federal government’s strategic plan for health IT, but urged the agency to ease burdens on physicians.
President Barack Obama's State of the Union address touched on a "precision medicine" initiative and the White House is now laying out information on what that will entail.
The American Academy of Family Physicians Family Practice Management Journal has released a report that said doctors are being forced to switch electronic health records (EHRs) and there is widespread dissatisfaction among physicians who have switched.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has hired Michael James McCoy, M.D. as its first ever chief health information officer (CHIO).
Most patients say that digital services play an important role when they are choosing a physician, according to new research from the Brentwood, Tenn.-based research group Technology Advice.
Cognizant, the Teaneck, N.J.-based consulting and business process outsourcing services company, is being sued for more than $6 billion over its recent acquisition of TriZetto.
The Mayo Clinic, the Rochester, Minn.-based research, education, and health organization, is choosing Epic Systems as its vendor to roll out enterprise wide integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) systems.