A new study in Health Affairs looks at the extent to which meaningful use incentives actually spurred EHR adoption—and what the implications are for federally driven incentives for change going forward
Christopher Longhurst, M.D., CIO, and Adam Gold, CTO, of UC San Diego Health, explain why they’ve moved their EHR to the cloud—and what that move means in the broader context of the health system’s IT strategy
Children’s National Health System has been recognized by HIMSS Analytics for reaching Stage 6 status on the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM), an achievement reached by only 32 percent of the nation’s more than 5,400 hospitals.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pharmacists cannot always efficiently view necessary patient data among Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical sites, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Surescripts released its 2016 National Progress Report today, June 7, which revealed that 10.9 billion secure health transactions took place in 2016 via its network—a 12 percent increase from 2015—including 1.6 billion e-prescriptions.
Clinicians at Hackensack Meridian Health, led by hematologist/oncologist Andrew Pecora, M.D., have been involved in an initiative that is bringing clinical evidence to the point of decision-making, and changing specialist care delivery
In order to advance health IT safety, healthcare industry stakeholders need to launch a coordinated effort, supported by public and private sector funding, to set health It safety priorities, drawing upon existing reporting and analysis efforts, according to a...
The Georgia Health Information Technology Extension Center (GA-HITEC) is offering a lifeline to practicing physicians in the Peach State, as practicing doctors attempt to ramp up to meet the demands of MACRA/MIPS
The Leapfrog Group has released its spring 2017 hospital safety grades this week, with the results showing that two-thirds of the more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals measured received either an “A” or a “B” for patient care safety.
In the first six months of 2016, Pennsylvania healthcare facilities reported 889 medication-error events that indicated health IT as a contributing factor, according to a report from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority.