Stolen computers from a billing firm for Los Angeles County has compromised protected health information for 168,000 health department patients.
The workloads that public health departments nationwide will be forced to grapple with under the electronic health records meaningful use program could double over the next year, according to a new study.
Republican Senators are asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for details on its new plan to grant hardship exemptions to health care providers who are struggling to comply with Stage 2 EHR meaningful use requirements.
The Government Accountability Office finds that performance measures in the meaningful use program are not being tracked to better assess outcomes.
The projected Department of Health and Human Services information technology budget will decrease by more than 10 percent next year under President Obama's spending plan sent to Congress.
While 86 percent of surveyed health care CEOs believe technological change will transform their businesses over the next five years, only 25 percent have started or completed changes to make their companies more innovative.
A comprehensive literature review prepared for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology by the RAND Corporation has found that the majority of new studies indicate that health I.T. "enabled significant gains in health care quality, but efficiency and safety were still the subjects of relatively little research."
Ambulatory software vendor Greenway Medical Technologies has acquired patient relationship management vendor PeopleLYNK to help physician practices enhance the enhancement and retainment of those they serve.
Congress has until March 31 to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that calls for an almost 24 percent cut in Medicare payments this year, according to congressional staffers who were panelists at HIMSS14.
During the HIMSS14 conference, Accenture released its forecast for the global EHR market which is projected to reach $22.3 billion by the end of 2015.
Long-term care and behavioral health providers are important stakeholders for health care interoperability, says Doug Fridsma, M.D. of the Office of National Coordinator for HIT.
Cloud services are no longer a nice-to-have component of corporate IT but a strategic imperative, according to a new report from research firm Ovum.
According to a new Government Accountability Office report, the VA and DOD "have not substantiated their claims that the current approach will be less expensive and more timely than the single-system approach."
By 2016, nearly half of U.S. large hospitals (200 or more beds) will be making a new EHR purchase, finds a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Thursday at HIMSS14 the availability of hardship exemptions for compliance with Stage 2 electronic health records meaningful use requirements during 2014. Further, Stage 3 ambitions may be scaled back somewhat, as officials acknowledge the regulatory burdens that providers have with meaningful use, ICD-10 and health care reform.