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Researchers at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have developed a method to reduce misidentification of patients in a neo-natal intensive care unit.
Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network, a major Medicare transactions processing vendor, will acquire claims clearinghouse MD On-Line for an undisclosed sum.
Americas patient privacy law, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, has been anything but static. Regulators have pushed to keep it current and to draft forward-looking rules. This fall is no different.
Nurses are being left behind when it comes to planning and implementing electronic health records. Thats a core finding in the third quarter 2014 Black Book EHR Loyalty survey being published later this month.
Computer-assisted coding applications have the highest projected growth potential among U.S. hospitals, according to the latest data from HIMSS Analytics.
After issuing conflicting information on flaws in its Epic electronic health records system that may have contributed to initially misdiagnosing Ebola patient Thomas Duncan, Texas Health Resources has again clarified changes made to the EHR.
An automated early warning and response system for sepsis developed at the University of Pennsylvania has resulted in a marked increase in sepsis identification and care, as well as fewer deaths due to sepsis.
An initiative launched last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to help providers meet Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use public health objectives is now focusing its efforts on Ebola electronic screening tools.
A mobile app being pilot tested could help physicians and mental health professionals keep tabs on the well-being of patients with depression, anxiety, stress and behavioral disorders between visits.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is increasing resources to Medicare accountable care organizations.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on Wednesday discussed early strategic elements of a draft roadmap for achieving a nationwide interoperable HIT infrastructure based on input from industry stakeholders.
An online survey has found that 96 percent of providers IT infrastructure is not fully prepared for the emerging technologies (big data, cloud, mobile and social) necessary to optimize their electronic health records systems.
As mobility becomes a core platform for healthcare communications and providers are increasingly integrating mHealth into their workflows, the management of those technologies has been slower to take shape-a critical oversight particularly in environments where medical staffs are using their own devices.
Given the past high-profile data security breaches at large retailers Target and Home Depot, legal officials maintain there may be more at stake for employers and benefit managers when lapses occur in healthcare provider systems.
The Office of the National Coordinator for HIT has named Lucia Savage, senior associate general counsel at UnitedHealthcare, as its new chief privacy officer effective Oct. 20.