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.
An initiative launched last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to help providers meet Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use public health objectives is now focusing its efforts on Ebola electronic screening tools.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is increasing resources to Medicare accountable care organizations.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on Wednesday discussed early strategic elements of a draft roadmap for achieving a nationwide interoperable HIT infrastructure based on input from industry stakeholders.
An online survey has found that 96 percent of providers IT infrastructure is not fully prepared for the emerging technologies (big data, cloud, mobile and social) necessary to optimize their electronic health records systems.
Venture capital funding for health IT companies continues at a furious pace reaching $956 million in the third quarter of 2014 with total VC funding year-to-date adding up to $3.6 billion, according to Mercom Capital Group.
The American Medical Association in a 31-page letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner lays out a litany of recommendations to save Stage 2 and ensure success of Stage 3 of the electronic health records meaningful use program.
The Office of the National Coordinator for HIT has named Lucia Savage, senior associate general counsel at UnitedHealthcare, as its new chief privacy officer effective Oct. 20.
While other industries have leveraged geospatial data, healthcare has yet to embrace the power of geospatial information systems (GIS) and analytics to improve outcomes, quality, access to care, and lower costs.
At least two class action lawsuits have now been filed against hospital chain Community Health Systems following hacking attacks that compromised HIPAA-protected information for 4.5 million patients.
Government contractor RTI International will aid the federal government in determining the scope and functions of a new national health information technology safety center.
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have discovered that physicians prescribe more antibiotics, often unnecessarily, later in a typical day than earlier.