Immunization information systems, or registries, have been around for more than 20 years but they are now focused on interoperability with electronic health records, creating a comprehensive immunization database to better track vaccinations.
How does a physician treating many patients without broadband access meet patient engagement measures under the electronic health records meaningful use program? CMS has issued three new frequently asked questions on meaningful use including the issue of low bandwidth accessibility.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found that targeted, automated alerts in electronic health records significantly reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters.
The Department of Defense on August 25 issued a formal request for proposal for a new electronic health records infrastructure, valuing the project at up to $11 billion.
Interviews with more than 400 large and small physician practices finds a quarter of the practices are looking to replace their electronic health records system. And, some big companies are on the hit list.
The Telecommunications Industry Association supports Food and Drug Administration intentions not to enforce some regulatory controls that apply to medical device data systems (MDDS), which the agency deems to be low risk to patients.
The Healthcare Services Platform Consortium, a group of providers, IT vendors, system integrators and venture-led firms dedicated to solving the industry-wide interoperability problem, has filed for incorporation in the State of Delaware as a first step to gaining legitimacy as an organization.
Premier Inc., a healthcare alliance of 3,000 hospitals and 110,000 other providers, this week sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee warning that the governments efforts to bring transparency to the healthcare market by releasing data needs context to have value for consumers.
A physician referring a patient to smoking cessation services more than doubles the chances that the patient will seek help. But results are much better when a physician electronically refers a patient.
Baylor College of Medicine has joined Greater Houston Healthconnect, the regional health information exchange for the Houston area.
Collecting enough contextual data well beyond the walls of a hospital or doctor's office is critical for achieving better health outcomes for patients that live at or below the poverty level, are homeless, and are wondering where their next meal will come from.
Health Data Management is now accepting nominations for its new Women in Healthcare IT recognition program.
Health centers are using EHRs to capture and use patient work information, an important determinant of health that enables clinical decision support functions to assist providers.
Latest vendor announcements on solutions range from analytics software to electronic health records.
In what HIMSS Analytics is calling the most extensive analysis to date of the clinical effectiveness of electronic health records, the organization has released the results of a new study which finds significant improvement in hospital performance and mortality rates among those with advanced EHR capabilities.