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Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the national coordinator for health information technology, is leaving the office immediately to become Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services.
Adding data from a commercial prescription database and a community health information exchange to electronic health records increased the accuracy of medication lists for patients at two hospitals in upstate New York.
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, which certifies entities that process transactions or exchange health information for meeting best practices, has released for public comment draft criteria for a new accountable care organization accreditation program expected to be formally launched in early 2015.
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has launched a new virtual feature available on KP.org, its integrated member resource website. Through a secured email server, patients can now send digital images to their physicians, including pictures of rashes, wounds or other injuries.
Health Data Management spoke with a broad mix of electronic health vendors to understand the benefits and potential pitfalls of leveraging EHRs for screening suspected Ebola patients.
Carl Dvorak, president of Epic Systems Corporation, is standing behind his companys electronic health records system installed in the emergency department at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
A recent text-based campaign at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to identify unvaccinated children led to an increase in vaccinations and no instances of healthcare-associated measles.
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.