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Virginia Mason Launches Comprehensive Cost Estimator Tool

October 30, 2014 - Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Center has launched a comprehensive Patient Cost Estimator tool for prospective patients, providing them with an estimate of what their out-of-pocket cost will be for a variety of medical and surgical services based on their health insurance policy.

AHRQ Funds EHR Workflow Study in ERs

October 30, 2014 - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has funded a study to investigate the impact of electronic health records and meaningful use criteria on emergency department workflow at two New York City hospitals.

Physician Social Networks Lead to Innovative Practice Adoption

Providers Not Enthusiastic about Patient Portal Solutions

IT Vendors Come Together to Battle against Ebola

3-D Printed Rib Cages Help Train Pediatric Surgeons

AMA Voices Concerns about Leadership Departures at ONC

HIPAA Omnibus Rule Penalties Deserve Serious Attention

Practice Fusion Launches Tablet-Native EHR

Johns Hopkins Medicine Leads Online Ebola Learning Module Development

Feature Articles

Managing Mobility

October 1, 2014 - Wireless technology is transformative, but you need a plan.

My Two Cents

P4P Lessons Learned

November 30, 2008 - An EHR is essential to success.

Corporate Strategy

Using Information Technology as a Market Differentiator

May 1, 2011 - Some providers aggressively promote their I.T. capabilities, while others take a more subtle approach.

Case Study

Overcoming ICD-10 Hurdles

May 1, 2011 - Providers and payers are getting serious about ICD-10, and experienced hands offer some practical advice for taking on the new code set.

Special Report

Get Answers from CMS About Meaningful Use Attestation

April 20, 2011 -

The attestation process for applying for Stage 1 meaningful use EHR incentive payments began Monday, April 18. There’s a lot of money on the line, and a lot of questions about how to use the online attestation system and report core and alternative MU measures.

On Wednesday, April 20, Travis Broome, special assistant to the consortium administrator at The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Jessica Kahn, director of Health I.T. at CMS, walked through the attestation module.

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