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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has named Alicia Morton, R.N., as director of the HIT certification program, succeeding Carol Bean who now is at Stanford University School of Medicine.
The College of Health Information Management Executives has released a case study on how Chadron Community Hospital and Health Services, a critical access hospital in Chadron, Neb., implemented its electronic health record system.
Regional Extension Centers--created under the HITECH Act to assist providers in adopting and becoming meaningful users of electronic health records--have surpassed their goal by supporting more than 100,000 providers to demonstrate Stage 1 Meaningful Use, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Patient service and quality improvement expert Lisa Allen has been named the first chief patient experience officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Four prominent health systems have led a $5 million round of investment in Boise, Idaho-based iVinci Health, developer of the VisitPay revenue management platform.
Transparency of patient experience data drives improved provider performance and enables more patient-centered care.
Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 16 would mandate a 90-day reporting period in 2015 for Stages 1 and 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health records incentive programs.
Seventeen provider associations are asking the federal government to immediately reverse its decision for a full year of reporting for Stage 2 of the electronic health records meaningful use program in 2015.
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.
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.
Despite its acceptance as standard of care for early stage breast cancer almost 25 years ago, barriers still exist that preclude patients from receiving breast conserving therapy (BCT)--with some still opting for a mastectomy, according to a large-scale retrospective analysis.
Geisinger Health System of Danville, Pa., has launched three new orthopedic programs in its ProvenCare line of best-practice derived treatment protocols: hip fracture, total hip, and total knee.
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.