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The health care industry remains behind in readiness for the ICD-10 code set, according to the latest in a series of status surveys from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.
The Food and Drug Administration has named supply chain standards development organization GS1 as the first accredited issuing agency for unique device identifiers for medical devices.
(Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration named a Microsoft executive to replace Jeffrey Zients as the manager of its health insurance enrollment system, as Zients prepares to become the White Houses chief economic adviser.
With the Joint Commission moving to improve the safety of hospital clinical alarm systems, patient safety organization ECRI Institute has unveiled a service to aid hospitals in evaluating and modifying their alarm management processes.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released initial findings from a study to assess current industry capabilities for matching patients with their health information.
New initiatives from health information technology vendors announced in recent days includes the following:
Protected health information for about 32,500 patients of Cottage Health System could have been exposed on the Internet for up to four years.
The American Hospital Association generally likes what it sees in the federal governments Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework released for public comment in late October.
Pharmaceutical and life sciences database/analytics vendor IMS Health is offering a way for providers and insurers to assess the functionality and value of a mobile medical app before prescribing or paying for it.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights is doing an inadequate job of enforcing the HIPAA security rule by conducting audits, and has not properly secured its own related information systems, a report from the HHS Office of Inspector General contends.
Kaiser Permanente has notified about 49,000 patients of Anaheim Medical Center that a flash drive containing protected health information is missing from the nuclear medicine department.
A survey of 206 hospital executives finds deep concerns about accountable care organization models, and big worries about electronic health records systems that nearly all respondents have or are implementing.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology invites stakeholders to an open meeting in Washington on Dec. 16 to unveil findings of an initiative to improve patient matching efforts.
CommonWell Health Alliance, which seven health information technology companies formed in early 2013 to cooperate on systems interoperability issues, will launch initial services in early 2014 in four regions.
Few hospitals have operational computer-assisted coding systems today, but hundreds are looking at the technology or have made their selections as the ICD-10 compliance deadline nears. In a new report, vendor research firm KLAS Enterprises looks at the field and customer satisfaction rates.