January 17, 2019 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
There is a lot that can be done—such as implementing common standards for recording demographic data—to improve patient matching, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that closely examined the issue.
January 15, 2019 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
While progress has been made in the adoption of health IT across the U.S. healthcare industry, significant interoperability hurdles remain, including technical, financial and trust barriers, according to a report from ONC.
January 14, 2019 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
The first research on Apple’s Health Records initiative has been released and the research findings indicate that patients are generally satisfied with the app’s ease-of-use and feel that it improves their understanding of their health.
January 14, 2019 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Senate VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) Committee Ranking Member Jon Tester has urged new VA CIO James Gfrerer to avoid past failures as he helps to move forward the department’s EHR modernization project.
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to initially use a limited scope for testing health IT in the field to ensure the future success of the CDC’s National Test Collaborative (NTC).
December 20, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
As of last year, many non-federal acute care hospitals are still using non-electronic methods to send and receive patient data, according to new data from ONC (the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT).
December 7, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers are partnering with MediBloc, a Korean healthcare blockchain company, with the aim to improve patient data sharing and storing, according to an article in CoinDesk.
December 7, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Modernization of the 22-year-old Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) would improve patients’ access to their health information and protect their health data in a burgeoning app ecosystem, according to two leading health IT industry groups.
December 6, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Longtime Intermountain CMIO Stan Huff, M.D., recently chatted with Healthcare Informatics about all things interoperability, including the different types of data exchange that exist today, the greatest barriers, and pending regulations.
December 5, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Various health IT recommendations related to telehealth and interoperability were made on the part of the Trump administration as part of its report on reforming the nation's healthcare delivery system.
November 21, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Tech giant Apple is in talks with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide portable electronic health records (EHRs) to military veterans, according to a Wall Street Journal report published Tuesday.
November 19, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
As health system leaders look ahead to the challenges and opportunities of the coming year, they are increasing their spending to defend against cyberattacks, expressing optimism about reimbursement for telehealth services, and feeling anxiety about tech...
November 14, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
The VA’s new $16-billion-dollar Cerner EHR system will use open APIs and FHIR-based integration to enable interoperability with the private sector, according to a Cerner executive testifying to Congressional leaders.
November 8, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Hawaii Health Information Exchange (HHIE), Hawaii’s state-designated HIE, is taking action to improve patient identification and the accuracy of provider data for enhanced care coordination across the state.
November 2, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
At the CHIME 2018 Fall CIO Forum in San Diego this week, Branzell sat down with Healthcare Informatics Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal to discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for CIOs