Kaiser, Johns Hopkins collaboration to hone in on evidence-based care

Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine have announced plans to strengthen their collaboration by focusing on research and evidence-based care, according to an announcement.

Vendors accused of using political clout to avoid reporting of EHR safety issues

A rush to implement electronic health records caused by the Meaningful Use incentive program has thrust "complex, balky, unwieldy error-prone" systems into highly sensitive clinical settings, according to an article in the Boston Globe.

Care coordination pilot looks to prevent hospital readmissions

The University of Buffalo is working to limit patient readmissions to hospitals and ERs via use of dashboard technology.

MGMA: Meaningful Use program overreaching, runs the 'risk of failure'

The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) has added its voice to the commenters on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service's proposed rule relaxing the Meaningful Use rules in 2014, supporting the increased flexibility in reporting but warning that without "significant" modifications, the program itself "runs the risk of failure."

Are docs shunning Meaningful Use?

More physicians than ever are using electronic health records, but almost a fourth of them--22 percent--are avoiding the Meaningful Use program, according to an intriguing but questionable survey from Medscape.


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Connected health holds the potential to improve patient care experiences and, subsequently, quality of life, according to Joseph Kvedar, founder and director of Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health in Boston.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been focused on restructuring its IT efforts to offer greater transparency and efficiency in customer support and services, its Deputy Commissioner for Operations Walter S. Harris said in a blog post.