Health information exchanges are "critical" to healthcare integration and will help healthcare be more affordable and accountable, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.
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.
David Booker, M.D., member of the board of governors of the College of American Pathologists and chairman of its clinical informatics steering committee, shared his insights on Meaningful Use and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid's proposed hardship exemption in an exclusive interview with FierceEMR.
Congress has delved yet again into data sharing of health IT, considering a bill that would require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to make recommendations regarding the structure and scope of clinical data registries.
A provider's use of an electronic health record can cause a patient to clam up for fear that the data won't be secure, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, displeased with the Boston Globe's recent article portraying electronic health records as error-prone and lacking safety oversight, responded by pointing out what she called flaws in the newspaper's reporting.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's proposed rule offering some flexibility for attesting to Meaningful Use in 2014 may be one of the few occasions where a rule relating to the program has been met with open arms. But deeper dive reveals a detail that I find particularly interesting: the Medical Group Management Association's suggestion that CMS has overstepped its regulatory authority in Stage 2.
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.
The University of Buffalo is working to limit patient readmissions to hospitals and ERs via use of dashboard technology.
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."
Electronic health record vendors--particularly Epic--may not deserve Meaningful Use incentive money because their systems hinder data sharing, according to physician-turned-lawmaker Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.).
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.
Both the HIMSS and the AMA have weighed in on CMS' proposed rule allowing some flexibility in Meaningful Use attestation for 2014, welcoming the concept but expressing concern that they're not sufficient to help providers out.
Automated eligibility screening using natural language processing and machine learning vastly improved the efficiency of selecting potential patients for clinical trials in a Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study.
Why is there disconnect between laboratories and electronic health records?
HIMSS' Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) has asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to rescind a recent change to an answer to a frequently asked question (FAQ) that the association contends deviates from regulations.
Eighty-nine members of Congress have asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to give pathologists a break and extend the hardship exemption they currently enjoy for all of Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) increasingly is concerned about patient safety and other problems incurred by laboratories' use of electronic health records.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has an electronic health record system for the thousands of illegal immigrants being detained, but evidently not for its own personnel.