EHR Implementation, Security, New Product News

MD Buyline, which offers data analytics and advisory services to help hospitals improve their purchasing decisions, has a new report examining trends in five purchased service categories. They are transcription, linens, clinical services, parking and valet services, and food services. Here is a look at hidden costs in contracts that can be within each service.  read more »
Increased data sharing and greater interoperability of electronic health records are needed to modernize and improve America’s clinical trial process, according to witnesses who testified at a July 9 congressional hearing.  read more »
The College of American Pathologists, Association of Pathology Chairs, and Association for Pathology Informatics have launched a new graduate medical education clinical informatics curriculum.  read more »
Concerns that nationwide electronic health record adoption could lead to widespread fraudulent coding and billing practices that result in higher healthcare spending are unfounded, according to a study from the University of Michigan School of Information and the Harvard School of Public Health.  read more »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has modified a frequently asked question relating to the electronic health records meaningful use program, and the HIMSS Electronic Health Records Association is strongly objecting.  read more »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has modified a frequently asked question relating to the electronic health records meaningful use program, and the HIMSS Electronic Health Records Association is strongly objecting.  read more »
Using computer-automated, time-lapse photography of embryos in the laboratory during in-vitro fertilization may improve embryo selection, potentially increasing the chances of pregnancy among women undergoing the procedure.  read more »
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