As the nation continues to deal with concerns about growing physician shortages across the country, a tool created by researchers at The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) will estimate the supply of physicians, use of physician services, and capacity of the physician workforce across the country.
The use of electronic reminders such as text messages, emails or voicemails is highly effective at getting surgical patients to adhere to a preadmission antiseptic showering regimen known to help reduce risk of surgical site infections (SSIs), according a study published in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is launching a new association for healthcare executives that are focused on information security.
The Chicago-based American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has said that it supports the confirmation by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of October 1, 2015, as the compliance date for ICD-10.
On July 31, the U.S. Senate voted to approve legislation injecting more than $16 billion into the Veterans Administration in order to help the VA healthcare system overcome the extensive treatment delays
On the afternoon of Thursday, July 31, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a press release announcing the finalization of a rule making October 1, 2015 the deadline for providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses to transition to the use of the ICD-10 coding system
Two U.S. Senators, Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), have introduced a bill that would aim to improve healthcare in underserved, rural areas through the expanded use of telehealth.
Qualis Health, a Seattle-based healthcare consultancy and care management organization, has published an online toolkit that provides hospitals a practical, low-cost approach to engaging patients and families in infection control.
The number of large data breaches under HIPAA that have been reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has increased from 239 to 885 in less than a year, according to legal firm Fox Rothschild LLP.
Proteus Digital Health, a Redwood City, Calif.-based startup company that has created a digital platform that tracks medication adherence, received new funding and received more than $172 million in venture capital.
Electronic health records (EHRs) can help standardize medication reconciliation for hospitalized patients, but data quality, technical problems and workflow issues continue to pose challenges, according to a new study from the National Institute for Health Care Reform (NIHCR).
Substantial work lies ahead to convert pediatric preventive care guidelines into computerized prompts for physicians, but the payoff has significant potential, according to a new report by researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute.
Two of the most well-known healthcare organizations in the country--Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine--announced a collaborative this week that will allow the two to, among other things, share best practices on electronic medical record (EMR) usage.
Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) services and initiatives will triple as more hospitals shift to the ICD-10 code-set in advance of the Oct. 1, 2015 deadline, according to new research.
Geisinger Health System announces the retirement, set for June 2015, of Glenn Steele, Jr., M.D., who helped make the integrated health system an industry leader in patient safety, care quality, and value