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.
Data Points for the week of Jan. 4, 2016, covered the following topics: Medicare Part D costs, dentistry, multiple births, attention deficit diagnoses, Americans who have trouble paying medical bills, ACA subsidies
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MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and George Washington University Hospital are being sued by patients who said they were charged thousands of dollars to obtain medical records. A lawsuit claims the hospitals violated District of Columbia consumer protection laws.
Regarding the recent article “80% of health IT leaders say their systems have been compromised”, the current U.S. health information technology system is engineered to guarantee that health data breaches will occur forever.
The first update in more than a decade to Medicaid managed-care rules seeks to fill a funding gap left by Congress in promoting the use of electronic health-record systems by long-term care, behavioral health and other providers.
One entrepreneur is blazing a new trail for telehealth: helping patients obtain medical cannabis ID cards.
Despite numerous EHR obstacles, providers, insurers and mobile app developers continue to seek innovative ways to electronically share patients' end-of-life wishes across systems and platforms.
Merger-and-acquisition deals among healthcare providers continue unabated. Assuming bigger means better, health systems are merging, acquiring or affiliating with other hospitals and medical groups, forming larger integrated delivery networks. To maximize value and minimize risk from these...
President Barack Obama pitched HealthCare.gov in interviews with three seemingly unusual outlets on Friday—a hip hop radio station in Raleigh, N.C., a sports radio show and a morning talk show led by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest. But it's not the first time the president has used...
Representatives from about 20 health information exchanges across the U.S. have announced formation of a national consortium of exchanges.
Health information exchange organizations are facing the same problems recruiting qualified health IT personnel as are health IT departments in provider organizations, according to a recent staffing survey.