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Stolen laptop held Northwestern patient data

By Associated Press  |  December 20, 2014

A Chicago-based healthcare system is notifying nearly 3,000 patients that their personal information may have been on a laptop computer that was stolen in October.

It's 'stupidity' to install health IT without re-engineering workflow

It's 'stupidity' to install health IT without re-engineering workflow

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 20, 2014

Dr. Glenn Steele Jr., president and CEO of Geisinger Health System, discusses how his organization is dealing with Medicaid and exchange-plan growth, his concerns about implementation of pay-for-performance and health IT, and his legacy at Geisinger.

Investment firm brings on Bill Frist, eyes healthcare funds

Investment firm brings on Bill Frist, eyes healthcare funds

By Darius Tahir  |  December 19, 2014

Investment firm Carrick Capital Partners anticipates a busy 2015, with healthcare opportunities clearly in its sights. It has secured the advisory services of former Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist, a physician, and plans to start a new fund that will include many healthcare investments, according to...

House members seek change in 2015 EHR attestation period

By Joseph Conn  |  December 19, 2014

Twenty-nine Republican House members have co-signed a letter with Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), calling on HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take immediate action to cut the 2015 reporting period for the federal electronic health records incentive-payment program from a full year to 90 days.

Providers balk as CMS announces penalties for 2013 EHR issues

By Joseph Conn  |  December 18, 2014

A CMS announcement that many doctors will see their 2015 Medicare payments cut by 1% for failing to meet federal electronic health-record incentive-payment program standards has provoked strong reactions from physician and hospital groups.

Varian Medical goes after German imaging software maker

By Beth Kutscher  |  December 18, 2014

Varian Medical Systems, which makes equipment for performing radiosurgery, proton therapy and similar procedures, said it is planning to submit an offer to acquire Germany-based MeVis Medical Solutions.

More hospitals moving to improved EHRs, CMS reports

More hospitals moving to improved EHRs, CMS reports

By Joseph Conn  |  December 16, 2014

Hospitals are further along in upgrading their electronic health-record systems to where they need to be than had seemed possible only a month ago, according to new data from the CMS.

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