Stories here include reports from the emerging exchanges across the country that are enabling data sharing among hospitals, group practices, labs, imaging facilities, pharmacies and payers. Topics include HIE governance and related standards, such as HL7.
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Forty-six years of work straight out of college without a break is enough, says Richard Correll, as he gets ready to retire on June 30 from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which represents information technology leaders.
To attract health information technology vendors and buyers to the federal marketplace, the General Services Administration plans to include a special item number (SIN) for health IT offerings on its IT Schedule 70the largest, and most widely used acquisition vehicle in the federal government.
Jim Landman, director of healthcare finance policy, perspectives and analysis for the Healthcare Financial Management Association, identifies nine key capabilities that healthcare organizations need to have to make the transformation to value-based reimbursement.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee is continuing its crusade to identify ways that Congress and the Obama administration can collaborate to improve electronic health records and create industry-wide interoperability.
Too many barriers currently exist for data to be shared between government agencies and within the medical field, a group of top public officials said Wednesday in Washington.
The healthcare system in the United States is on the threshold of changing the course of the nation and what happens now can impact the life of every American more than any piece of policy or legislation we have seen in the recent past, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, said Wednesday.
A survey by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology shows that consumers with lower incomes, less education and those in rural settings are less likely to use smartphone health apps, email their providers or look up test results online.
Despite growing concerns about privacy and security, less than 1 in 10 patients withhold information from their providers. That is the finding of a recent national survey conducted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will make its data available to the private sector for the first time, the agencys acting administrator announced Tuesday in Washington.
Doug Fridsma, M.D., president and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association, has seen the future of health ITa future in which data, not documents, are at the core of the exchange of health information.
Many wonder whether they can absorb the growth in MU demands and the pace of change.
Robust information technologies and changes in revenue cycle procedures can set providers up to succeed.
Susannah Fox is the new chief technology officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, succeeding Bryan Sivak, who left at the end of April after serving for nearly three years.
To address the challenges of electronic health records adoption, the American Medical Informatics Associations EHR-2020 Task Force has issued 10 recommendations for creating a person-centric, learning health system over the next five years.
The American Hospital Association has urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services not to finalize the proposed Stage 3 electronic health records meaningful use rule. Rather, the association hopes CMS will focus on Stage 2 MU and accelerate the availability of mature standards and the infrastructure needed for health information exchange.