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CHIME abandons patient identification challenge

CHIME abandons patient identification challenge

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 15, 2017

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives on Wednesday announced it is suspending its $1 million national patient identification challenge.

Limited reimbursement hinders telehealth adoption

Limited reimbursement hinders telehealth adoption

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  October 10, 2017

Providers say reimbursement and technological issues are preventing them from adopting telehealth broadly. Few telehealth platforms are integrated with EHRs and less than half of telehealth visits are reimbursed, a new survey shows.

ONC finalizes rule giving more oversight of EHRs

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 15, 2016

In a final rule released last week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will have more oversight of electronic health records and other technologies that store, share and analyze patient information. The rule also gives the ONC the authority to ask developers to...

As IT's importance grows, CIO's role expands

As IT's importance grows, CIO's role expands

By Maria Castellucci  |  July 16, 2016

As in other industries, CIOs in healthcare are becoming key advisers to the CEO and important figures in board meetings, a dramatic shift from less than a decade ago. The change reflects technology's sprawling role in the overall operational and strategic viability of hospitals and health systems.

Seeking a solution for patient record matching

Seeking a solution for patient record matching

By Joseph Conn  |  January 23, 2016

Ensuring providers accurately match electronic health records with the right patient has emerged as a hot-button issue for the health information technology industry as its provider customers come under increasing pressure to freely share records with other providers.

CHIME launches $1 million challenge on patient matching

By Joseph Conn  |  January 19, 2016

The professional association of hospital CIOs is offering $1 million for a universal patient identifier method that could enable providers and health information exchanges to automate the record matching system and ensure 100% accuracy.

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