The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives on Wednesday announced it is suspending its $1 million national patient identification challenge.
The CMS wants providers to attest that they aren't blocking data, but the agency has yet to define what that means.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives highlighted the innovation and leadership achievements of several technology leaders at its Fall CIO Forum.
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.
Looking back, one thing that continued to amaze H. Stephen Lieber has been the steady influx of innovators trying their hand at health information technology.
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...
Congress told Medicare to stop putting Social Security numbers on beneficiary cards. But some industry experts question whether it's wise to go through the trouble to replace them with a new Medicare-specific ID.
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.
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.
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.
Alice Bodley has been named COO of the American Nurses Association. The ANA has also announced two additional leadership appointments.
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.