HHS’s announcement on July 25 of two new mandatory sets of payment bundles for cardiac care is confirming the emerging reality of Medicare reimbursement for hospitals and doctors going forward
As the U.S. healthcare system moves ever closer to a gargantuan cost cliff, healthcare IT leaders are going to be called on as never before to help leverage IT to transform care delivery
IT security professionals are in great demand thanks in part to ransomware and data breaches across the industry.
The nonprofit Healthcare Services Platform Consortium supports the existing effort to integrate SNOMED CT and Laboratory LOINC and will seek to expand that effort to include Clinical LOINC and selected components of RxNorm.
It's been fascinating to read Jonah Lehrer's 2009 book "How We Decide," and to ponder scientists' recent discoveries around emotion in decisionmaking--and to consider the physician-patient relationship
Earlier this month, CMS announced that it was streamlining reporting requirements for hospitals and EPs participating in the meaningful use program. But, other new proposals from CMS bring on more questions about patient engagement.
It was very compelling to read a broad analysis of “The State of Telehealth,” authored by E. ray Dorsey, M.D. and Eric J. Topol, M.D., and published online last week in The New England Journal of Medicine
A recent Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology report provided some intriguing thoughts about the pressure facing CISOs to keep their organizations secure and how they are combating information and vendor solution overload.
HL7’s upcoming FHIR Applications Roundtable in Boston will feature several presentations and demos from providers, vendors, academic institutions, and startups of FHIR-based solutions that are currently in development or already being deployed.
The results of an instant audience poll taken at the Health IT Summit in Denver this week, spoke to some of the confusion and challenges around making patient engagement real in medical group, hospital, and health system settings
At the Health IT Summit in Denver, Fernando Blanco-Dopazo, CISO at CHRISTUS Health, and Howard Haile, CISO at SCL Health, shared insights and perspectives on some of the most challenging issues facing CISOs today
Two studies of the health information exchange phenomenon, published as articles in this month’s Health Affairs, offer important insights on gaps, problems, and challenges facing HIE development going forward
Last week, when ONC and NIST announced a challenge soliciting white papers on the topic of the use of blockchain technology in healthcare, it got me interested in trying to understand the concept a little better.
A recent article in VT Digger, an independent organization covering investigative news in the state, revealed a stimulating story about concern regarding health information exchange (HIE) patient privacy.
The high number of provider organizations listed in Computerworld's "Best Places to Work in IT" report suggests that IT employees in healthcare find their work rewarding because they can see it contributing to the overall care mission of their organizations.
Many recent industry announcements point to strategy changes and the resultant size impact on vendor success
Six hospitals in California’s East Bay have announced that they are partnering to improve care for frequent ED patients. With the implementation of the PreManage ED system, all six hospitals are now alerted when a frequent patient registers at any one of their ERs.
The details of a recent Washington Post/Kaiser Health News report on a patient safety event involving a fatal pharmacy dispensing error speak to the challenges and opportunities inherent in improving transition management and care management going forward
As healthcare professional associations weigh in with a plentiful list of concerns about CMS’s proposed rule on physician payment requirements under MACRA, MIPS, will senior agency officials consider carefully what provider leaders are saying about the high-speed push into the new healthcare?
During a closing keynote presentation last week at the iHT2 Boston Health IT Summit, Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., president and CEO of MAeHC, debunked certain healthcare interoperability “myths” while offering a positive outlook on the future of data exchange.