NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has opened dedicated innovation space at Blueprint Health, a New York City-based accelerator and co-working space for health technology startups.
Draft legislation in the House Energy and Commerce Committee would require the Department of Health and Human Services to publish recommendations for development of clinical data registries to improve patient care.
The Senate Appropriations Committee has drafted bill language directing ONCs Health IT Policy Committee to submit a report on the technical, operational and financial barriers to electronic health records interoperability.
The stock price indices of public companies in six healthcare industry sectors rose during the first half of 2014, while the seventh sector--health information technology vendors--fell.
With providers scrambling to adjust to accountable care and value-based reimbursements, software vendors are coming out with new products to support the efforts.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded a grant to the State University of New York at Buffalos School of Nursing to create a pilot project designed to work with primary care physicians offices, their patients, and families to see that patients get follow-up care soon after leaving the hospital.
The challenges related to the electronic exchange of behavioral health data is a vexing problem, given the legal and technical complexities associated with the privacy and security of that data, says Micky Tripathi, president and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative.
Medical treatment based on an individuals genetics is the future of medicine, according to government, academic and industry panelists participating at a July 23 roundtable held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS Caremark has entered into new clinical affiliations with four major healthcare providers. Critical prescription and visit information will be provided to the providers through the integration of secured electronic health record systems.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is warning against relying too heavily on clinical decision support (CDS) pop-up alerts when meeting meaningful use Stage 2 objectives.
The American Medical Association appreciates a proposed rule easing some requirements of the electronic health records meaningful use program, but the rule offers too little relief and comes too late.
A recent survey of more than 18,500 physicians finds that 22 percent of them are opting out of or disregarding altogether the meaningful use electronic health records program.
Strong leadership, reliable healthcare coordination, and first-rate information technology are key for academic medical centers seeking to establish successful accountable care organizations.
Matthew Wayne, M.D., chief medical officer of the CommuniCare Family of Companies, a Cincinnati-based long-term and post-acute care provider, is not waiting to catch the biggest wave of data interchange in long-term and post-acute care--that wave is still out there on the horizon. In the meantime, Wayne expects a cloud-based EHR, currently live in almost 30 of the company's 44 facilities, to be 100 percent implemented by this fall.
Digital health funding reached $2.3 billion in the first half of 2014--an unprecedented level of venture capital exceeding the 2013 total--according to Rock Health, which funds and supports early stage healthcare companies.