Michigan’s two largest health information exchanges (HIEs) are planning to merge, creating one of the largest such exchanges in the country, according to multiple news outlets in Michigan.
In the area of ambulatory electronic medical record (EMR) systems for practices with 11-75 physicians, three vendors have pulled away from the pack, according to a new research report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS.
API Healthcare, a Hartford, Wisc.-based provider of workforce management and business analytics software for healthcare providers, has been acquired by GE Healthcare this week.
The lack of governance and regulatory guidelines relating to the use of mobile devices in medical workplaces is a significant concern when it comes to clinical care, according to a recent study by researchers at Australia's Monash University.
Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the new National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recently wrote a blog on the White House website, advocating the effectiveness of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program with supplemental, supportive data.
DreamIt Ventures has announced the slate of nine healthtech startups entering its Baltimore accelerator—which is designed to speed the growth and success of early-stage health IT companies—as well as the addition of Kaiser Permanente as a strategic partner for the program.
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have determined that telestroke care is cost-effective , with the use of more clot-busting drugs, more catheter based interventional procedures, and other stroke therapies, ultimately leading to more patients being discharged at home independently.
Physician practices are generally still behind schedule in terms of preparation for ICD-10, yet they still have a general sense of optimism about their readiness, according to a recent survey conducted by the Duluth, Ga.-based medical claims clearinghouse Navicure.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins are building a digital library of MRI scans from children with normal and abnormal brains in an effort to give doctors a Google-like search system to improve how they diagnose and treat these pediatric patients with brain disorders.
The theft of a password-protected unencrypted desktop computer from the Albany, Ga.-based Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital has compromised the information of 6,777 patients.
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia has launched a 24/7 telepediatric service that is designed to help pediatric patients and strengthen local hospitals.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has created new guidelines aimed to help providers and health IT developers use electronic health records (EHR) more safely, the agency announced this week.
Medicare will soon begin releasing payment data for individual physicians on a "case-by-case basis,” the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week.
Seven projects that harness the power of data and information for the health of communities will receive more than $2 million as winners of the Knight News Challenge.
athenahealth, the Watertown, Mass.-based provider of a cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) system, is launching a health data exchange and reporting service to connect with clinical registries, teaming with CECity, a Homestead, Pa.-based provider of cloud-based services for performance improvement and value-based reporting.