Massachusetts Medicaid program made incorrect electronic health record incentive payments to 19 hospitals totaling $3.3 million, according to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
A survey of more than 3,000 Americans conducted in August with results released this month finds 5 percent of respondents have been notified that their medical records were breached. The highest rate of notifications16 percentwas among respondents with an income above $100,000.
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and Lakeland HealthCare in St. Joseph, Mich., are the third and fourth delivery systems to win 2014 Enterprise Davies Awards for excellence in use of health information technology, particularly electronic health records.
Server-side rendering sends diagnostic quality images to any web browser on any computer--even a Windows XP laptop--with no download delay, in a new system feature from PACS vendor Viztek that will be shown at this years RSNA (Booth #7322).
A study at RSNA 2014, which radiologists are invited to participate in, will seek to compare a specific technology for reading medical image exams with traditional reading procedures.
Recent advances in speech recognition technology are making it easier for healthcare providers to reconcile the conflicting demands of free-text reporting and structured data.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is extending the deadline for hospitals to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program 2014 reporting year.
Through detailed electronic health records analysis, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center may have found a new and efficient method for uncovering drug benefits and for drawing more informative repurposing predictions.
Kansas City, Mo.-based Truman Medical Centers and delivery system Marina Salud in Spain have won 2014 Enterprise HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence for use of health information technology, particularly electronic health records.
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Karen DeSalvo, M.D., admits there have been growing pains with health IT yet argues that the big picture remains that HIT can advance not only healthcare in this country but serve to improve health as a whole by tracking patients over time.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Nov. 19 announced formation of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA). Niall Brennan, previously acting director of the CMS Offices of Enterprise Management, will lead OEDA and serve as the first CMS chief data officer.
Programming electronic health records to make generic drugs the default choice when physicians write prescriptions may offer one way to reduce unnecessary spending and improve healthcare value in the face of spiraling U.S. health expenditures.
A survey of 1,000 physicians and physician extenders has found that caregivers see the potential of digital technology to transform healthcare despite barriers in data sharing, privacy, security, workflows and payment.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has issued its annual summary of the most significant management and performance challenges facing HHS and not surprisingly information technology figures prominently in the OIGs fiscal year 2014 list.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued new guidance on the Summary of Care core objective in Stage 2 of the electronic health records meaningful use program. Here is an update to Frequently Asked Question 10660: