Jeff Brown has been named senior VP and CIO of Seattle Children's Hospital. He had served as the interim CIO since April 2015.
The CMS weighed in Friday on yet another federal argument against patient control and in favor of more fluid information sharing. The agency proposes modifying a key federal privacy rule covering patient records for drug- and alcohol-abuse treatment, and by default, behavioral health.
An all-star group of health information technology experts, including representatives from a dozen of the top health IT system developers, will advise a private-sector initiative to survey and rate health IT products on interoperability.
Chicago-based health information technology developer Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has named Melinda Whittington, the former controller at food giant Kraft Heinz Co., its CFO.
Abbott Laboratories will buy Alere for $4.8 billion as it tries to expand its medical-testing business. Alere makes tests used to diagnosis the flu, HIV, malaria and several other diseases that are used in doctor's offices, clinics and at home.
For nearly 30 years, friends David Zick and Kent Grathwohl ran insurance brokerage, technology services and benefit consulting firm Group Associates. But a growing conflict of interest led them to an amicable split in 2014. Grathwohl took his clients and left Group Associates. Last July, Zick sold...
A new report states that healthcare's mission of saving lives, its goal of sharing patient data in order to improve treatments, and its largely low investment in cybersecurity makes it attractive to hackers.
The CMS is making it easier for providers to opt out of meaningful-use requirements of electronic health records amid a series of proposed changes to the 6-year-old $31.8 billion EHR incentive payment program.
A Senate committee's ideas on boosting the interoperability of electronic health-record systems and increasing their usability harken back to a 2004 plan authored by the father of the modern health IT movement.
For accountable care organizations, a lack of interoperability between their health information technology systems and those of providers outside their ACOs is the No. 1 challenge they face, a new survey of ACOs found.
UPMC and Health Catalyst have formed a strategic partnership in an effort to measure and analyze the true costs of healthcare services, a process that could become increasingly useful with looming bundled-payment models.
Thomas Priselac, CEO of Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, discusses the hospital's membership in the Vivity alliance, a joint venture between seven health systems and Anthem Blue Cross that is widely interpreted as a challenge to Kaiser Permanente, and other issues confronting the prestigious...