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.
A new four-year federal initiative backed with $840 million in funding is designed to aid 150,000 physician practices in transforming their operations to improve the efficiency, quality and coordination of care, supported with information technologies.
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.
A new survey of nearly 600 physicians reveals that those accessing electronic health records from mobile devices report higher levels of satisfaction and fewer challenges with their EHRs than non-mobile users.
The University of Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care is co-developing technology to predict declining health status in acute and critically ill patients and to alert appropriate clinicians via smartphones.
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.
A $15 million project, funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to define an application programming interface for electronic health records, could turn EHRs into effective public health tools at the point of care in fighting Ebola.
Terry Fouts, M.D., chief medical officer of Emeryville, Calif.-based analytics vendor MedeAnalytics, talks with Health Data Management about the current state of analytics, including the integration of data from outside the clinical domain.
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.
Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network, a major Medicare transactions processing vendor, will acquire claims clearinghouse MD On-Line for an undisclosed sum.
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.
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.