Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, has called into question the Office of the National Coordinator for Health ITs authority over health information exchange governance.
Testifying before a U.S. House subcommittee on Feb. 26, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell advocated for President Obamas new Precision Medicine Initiative and a big funding boost for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
The federal government should avoid the temptation to regulate how much EHR vendors charge providers for interoperability, and should instead curtail HITECH incentive payments, according to a Brookings Institution policy analyst.
A decline in spending on electronic health record systems by healthcare organizations is negatively impacting the financial bottom lines and future growth prospects of some health information technology vendors and consultants.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced a new deadline for eligible professionals to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program 2014 reporting year.
Eligible professionals planning to meet a Stage 2 electronic health records Meaningful Use public health measure must register their intent by March 1.
Competition is getting stiffer in the acute care hospital electronic health records market, according to vendor research firm KLAS enterprises.
The growing use of health information technology, such as electronic health records, is starting to provide critical data needed to track new payment models.
The Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption, the state's Regional Extension Center, says it has reached its original grant-funded goal of helping 3,724 eligible professionals to achieve Meaningful Use of electronic health record technology.
Depending on who you talk to these days, medical scribes are either seen as the saving grace for physicians dissatisfied with the poor usability of electronic health records, or scribes are viewed as workarounds impeding much-needed improvements to EHRs.
Cloud computing vendor Carpathia is seeking beta sites for its new Healthcare Community Cloud Service (HCCS) that will be restricted to covered entities under HIPAA.
Attention HIPAA-covered entities: Has your organization had a breach of protected health information during the past year? March 1 is the deadline for reporting breaches that occurred in 2014 to the HHS Office for Civil Rights, which enforces the HIPAA breach notification rule.
Ancillary software and integration vendor Iatric Systems has integrated its patient privacy monitoring and incident reporting software with the incident response management software of security firm ID Experts.
Physicians are good at taking care of a patient, but only now in the era of population health are many of them learning to take care of patients as a group.
A new health care technology incubator in Chicago, called MATTER, will host about 65 start-up companies and the American Medical Association, which will have its own lab--the 450 square-foot AMA Interaction Studio.