Researchers led by physicians from the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston are perfecting an electronic health record-based trigger algorithm that can flag abnormal lung imaging results and signal which patients may not be receiving timely follow-up care.
The American Medical Association has joined a growing chorus of stakeholder groups calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to fix the Stage 2 electronic health records meaningful use program before advancing to Stage 3.
The rapid movement toward value-based reimbursement systems is creating new pressures on imaging departments at provider organizations, forcing IT executives to begin radically restructuring how those departments will operate in the future.
Doug Fridsma, M.D., president and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association, has seen the future of health ITa future in which data, not documents, are at the core of the exchange of health information.
Susannah Fox is the new chief technology officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, succeeding Bryan Sivak, who left at the end of April after serving for nearly three years.
To address the challenges of electronic health records adoption, the American Medical Informatics Associations EHR-2020 Task Force has issued 10 recommendations for creating a person-centric, learning health system over the next five years.
Cloud-based electronic health record systems are the highest ranked EHRs in terms of physician satisfaction among small and solo practices, according to Black Book Rankings.
David Chan, M.D., an assistant professor at Stanford School of Medicine, has received a National Institutes of Health Early Independence Award to study the impact of electronic health record clinical reminders on the quality of primary care. These reminders include a range of clinical messages for providers, from a simple prompt to write a prescription to more complex recommendations for follow-up testing and specialist referrals.
The American Hospital Association has urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services not to finalize the proposed Stage 3 electronic health records meaningful use rule. Rather, the association hopes CMS will focus on Stage 2 MU and accelerate the availability of mature standards and the infrastructure needed for health information exchange.
A proposed rule to modernize Medicaid managed care regulationslast updated in 2003includes giving incentives for providers not covered under the electronic health records meaningful use program to adopt EHRs and health information exchange.
Niall Brennan, CMS Chief Data Officer and the Director of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA), will give a keynote address at HDMs 4th annual Healthcare Analytics Symposium, July 13-15 in Chicago.
In scathing formal comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives called the proposed Stage 3 electronic health records meaningful use rule from CMS unworkable and too ambitious.
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, which certifies entities that process transactions or exchange health information for meeting best practices, is developing an accreditation program for data registries with an anticipated January 2016 launch date.
The Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI) is embarking on new initiatives that use past records from patient encounters to develop personalized care models for patients.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, one of the nation's most progressive healthcare institutions in its use of information technology in clinical care and research, is in the midst of a drive to encourage increased patient portal enrollment.