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CMS starts the search for a chief health informatics officer

CMS starts the search for a chief health informatics officer

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  July 19, 2018

The new chief health informatics officer will manage the CMS' interoperability and general health IT strategy, according to a blog post from CMS Administrator Seema Verma. The application period for the position closes July 20.

Thompson tapped to lead Ascension automation subsidiary

Thompson tapped to lead Ascension automation subsidiary

By Alex Kacik  |  July 13, 2018

Douglas Thompson, who was the CEO of revenue-cycle management company MedData, looks to capitalize on the estimated $2.4 billion process automation market as Ascension grows its ancillary businesses.

Wearable heart monitors reveal otherwise undetected atrial fibrillation

Wearable heart monitors reveal otherwise undetected atrial fibrillation

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  July 10, 2018

By outfitting patients with continuous heart monitors, providers might be able to catch atrial fibrillation that they wouldn't find in clinical settings, according to a new study in JAMA. Researchers could also use the monitors for clinical trials.

Allscripts plots growth in health IT

By Harry Gamble  |  July 05, 2018

Chicago-based Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has further solidified its position in the connected health platform space with its acquisition of HealthGrid — and an Allscripts executive says more M&A activity is ahead.

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