Participation by office-based physicians in the electronic health-record incentive payment program waned significantly in 2014, the program's fourth year, as clinicians faced system upgrades and tougher requirements.
The U.S. military's giant EHR contract announced last week with a consortium including Cerner Corp. likely will have a major impact on advancing interoperability in health information technology across the entire U.S. healthcare system, experts say.
A key Senate leader said his committee will push to delay implementation of the Obama administration's Stage 3 rules for meaningful use of electronic health records.
American Medical Association President Dr. Steven Stack discusses the AMA's position on possible changes to the ACA, its stance on electronic health record meaningful-use rules, and his views on regulating surprise out-of-network medical bills.
Deven McGraw, 51, will become deputy director of the health information privacy division at HHS' Office for Civil Rights.
A Senate panel Tuesday will hold its second hearing in six days on problems with the federal initiative to expand the use of electronic health records.
Connecting monitoring devices and EHRs is likely to become a growth business over the next decade. Once they do start communicating, together they could also help clinicians improve care and raise hospital productivity.
The White House has nominated Dr. Karen DeSalvo to be assistant secretary for health at HHS. If confirmed by the Senate, DeSalvo would leave her post as head of the department's Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
For women who aspire to healthcare's executive-level roles, advanced education and the willingness to take risks may not be enough. Surveys of corporate leadership and healthcare management point to a continued, though narrowing, disparity of women to men in leadership roles.
Bruce Smith, senior vice president of information systems and chief information officer at Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care, discusses the challenges of having multiple EHR systems in his organization, Advocate's readiness for the conversion to ICD-10 coding, and his views on federal...
More than five years after Congress mandated HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to establish a “governance mechanism” for seamless health information exchange, the agency earlier this month confirmed that widespread “data blocking” still existed, largely...
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, HHS' top health information technology official, and acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt closed the HIMSS conference by cataloging the achievements of the Obama administration but also delivering sober assessments of IT challenges that lie ahead.