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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has launched a new toolkit for organizations that want to use Blue Button technology to help consumers get access to their digital health information.
Only three in 10 individuals had online access to their medical records last year, according to results of a national survey reported in a new data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
The American Telemedicine Association has released two state policy reports which identify gaps in coverage and reimbursement, and in physician practice standards and licensure.
Integrating promotion of online patient portals into primary care visits appears to be the most effective way to increase portal usage, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University-led study published in the Annals of Family Medicine.
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. has agreed to buy TriZetto Corp. from Apax Partners for $2.7 billion in an all-cash deal to expand in healthcare industry software.
In response to a Health and Human Services final rule issued late last month, HIMSS has voiced its opposition to the full-year meaningful use reporting requirement for 2015 using 2014 certified EHR technology.
A new survey of senior information technology executives at some of the largest U.S. health systems finds that analytics are their highest IT priority.
It is simple in theory: Patients take their drugs on time and in the dosages prescribed by their physicians. However, in practice, medication non-adherence continues to be a serious problem in the United States.
Lahey Health and vendor Dovetail Health have launched a medication management program targeting the 35,000 patients managed through Lahey's Medicare Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization.
The federal government will not finalize a rule that would adopt criteria for an optional 2015 Edition of electronic health records meaningful use certification. Rather, a new final rule adopts a smaller subset of criteria from the original proposal, now called 2014 Edition Release 2.
Friday, Sept. 12 is the deadline for nominations for Health Data Management's Women in Healthcare IT recognition program.
The program recognizes the professional achievements and leadership of HIT groundbreakers at provider organizations. Click here to download a Word nomination form.
Winners will be selected by a panel comprising Health Data Management's editorial staff and industry leaders. In-depth winner profiles will appear in the November print and digital issue and via video and a slide show on www.healthdatamanagement.com.
Doctors have great interest in a web-based resource that shows the current prices of comparable brand name and generic drugs at pharmacies in a chosen zip code, according to a study conducted by Community Catalyst.
A multi-institution study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association is sounding alarm bells over the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 Patient Safety Indicators.
As of Aug. 25, 143 eligible hospitals and 3,152 eligible professionals have attested to Stage 2 meaningful use, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
A retrospective analysis of 141 Tennessee physicians evaluated for fitness-for-duty assessment by the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program (V-CAP) found an astoundingly high rate of suicide among the physicians.