Epic lands Scripps Health for EHR, revenue cycle IT

By Joseph Conn  |  March 27, 2015

Scripps Health announced its intent to buy an electronic health-record system and a revenue cycle management system from Epic Systems for its 26 clinics and four hospitals across the San Diego area.

Premera faces class-action suit over massive data breach

By Lisa Schencker  |  March 27, 2015

Premera Blue Cross failed to adequately protect its customers' personal information and notify them of a recent data breach in a timely manner, according to the latest class-action lawsuit filed Thursday against the insurer in federal court in Seattle.

CommonWell hires exec director, aims to grow

CommonWell hires exec director, aims to grow

By Joseph Conn  |  March 27, 2015

The barely 2-year-old CommonWell Health Alliance, a group promoting EHR interoperability, is coming of age, demonstrating a new interoperability platform and hiring its first executive director.

ONC stepping up efforts to ensure EHRs perform as advertised

By Darius Tahir  |  March 25, 2015

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's new certification rule, released Friday, may signal a new direction for the agency: ensuring that electronic health-record systems perform as advertised.

EHR vendors study whether they can deliver on Stage 3 demands

By Joseph Conn  |  March 25, 2015

EHR developers are hoping the draft regulations issued Friday prove more flexible and focused than earlier editions that led to delays in software certification and tripped up providers trying to meet the requirements for using the technology.

Clinical data hack could haunt Premera customers

By Adam Rubenfire  |  March 21, 2015

The cyberattack against Premera Blue Cross disclosed last week affects significantly fewer people than the Anthem hack revealed last month. But the hacked Premera data could have greater value and cause more damage to customers.

New app aids Mount Sinai asthma research

New app aids Mount Sinai asthma research

By Darius Tahir  |  March 21, 2015

Mount Sinai Hospital had been working closely with mobile application developer LifeMap Solutions since the New York City-based firm was launched last May. That closeness paid off when an unexpected opportunity arrived.

CMS issues draft Stage 3 rules for EHR incentive program

By Darius Tahir  |  March 20, 2015

Draft regulations the CMS issued Friday would make significant changes to the federal incentive program that requires doctors and hospitals to adopt and meaningfully use EHRs. With some exceptions, hospitals, physicians and other eligible professionals would be expected to conform to the rules by...

ONC targets interoperability, privacy in proposed rule

By Joseph Conn  |  March 20, 2015

Electronic health-record interoperability is at the heart of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's half of a two-pronged federal rule-making effort announced Friday.

N.Y. e-prescribing delay sounds a cautionary note for others

By Adam Rubenfire  |  March 19, 2015

New York's deadline to become the first state to penalize physicians who don't use e-prescription software has been pushed back a year and an old healthcare IT villain is being blamed—software that has yet to be certified for provider use.

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