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 $9.7 million award confirmed against Allscripts

$9.7 million award confirmed against Allscripts

By Joseph Conn  |  November 07, 2014

A North Carolina judge has confirmed an arbitration award of more than $9.7 million to Etransmedia Technology, a health IT services provider and a former value-added reseller of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions' MyWay health IT systems. The decision caps a 19-month legal battle.

CHIME Time: Building a better health-data highway

CHIME Time: Building a better health-data highway

By Charles Christian  |  November 04, 2014

We are at the end of the last reporting period for Stage 2 of meaningful use for hospitals and the beginning of the last reporting period for physician practices. However, it appears that the post-acute care industry has been stuck with the task of figuring out what to do with the data and...

Proposed interoperability overhaul finds boosters, doubters

Proposed interoperability overhaul finds boosters, doubters

By Joseph Conn  |  October 21, 2014

Healthcare IT experts are split on the promise of a new recommendation that the industry go boldly where the rest of the world has already gone before by modeling its architecture for health information exchange on the structure of the Internet.

Chip Kahn sees successes, missed opportunities in health IT

Chip Kahn sees successes, missed opportunities in health IT

By Chip Kahn  |  October 18, 2014

President Barack Obama's January 2009 pledge to “computerize the nation's health records in five years” largely has come to fruition. As we look to the future, it is critically important to continue striving to realize a larger vision for health information technology.

EHR interoperability solution offered by key IT panels

By Joseph Conn  |  October 16, 2014

Two key federally chartered health information technology advisory panels are recommending what would amount to, if implemented, a major paradigm shift in how health information is exchanged between providers and other data users, as well as in how it is accessed by patients.

ONC report confirms struggles on EHR interoperability

By Darius Tahir  |  October 09, 2014

Healthcare information-sharing is largely stuck in neutral, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's annual report on electronic health-record adoption, released Thursday.

Interoperability proving more elusive than once thought

By U.S. News & World Report  |  October 08, 2014

Interoperability of health information systems is a centerpiece of Stage 2 of the federal meaningful-use incentive program for electronic health records—a phase that began a full year ago for some hospitals—but as the thousands of providers struggling to make the jump from Stage 1 are...

CMS reopens application process for meaningful-use hardship exemption

CMS reopens application process for meaningful-use hardship exemption

By Darius Tahir  |  October 07, 2014

The CMS on Tuesday reopened its hardship exemption application for providers and hospitals, allowing applicants who claim they have certain unavoidable hardships to avoid financial penalties stemming from not complying with the agency's meaningful-use requirements for electronic health records.

Radiology being transformed by cloud, proponents say

Radiology being transformed by cloud, proponents say

By Darius Tahir  |  October 04, 2014

If digital cloud technology proponents have their way, the field of radiology will be transformed, with major changes in who does the work of reading images, and where and how it's done.

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