As pressure mounts for the federal government to compel healthcare vendors and providers to ease the flow of data across various programs and technologies, a group of private-sector leaders has developed its own interoperability road map with its own standards and incentives.
Physicians should collect more information about patients' behavior and social environment in their electronic health records, according to an Institute of Medicine panel.
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.
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...
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.
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.
In June, the Medical Group Management Association released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members’ most pressing practice management challenges. In this edition of “Practice Makes Perfect,” we’ll tackle No. 8 on that list: participating in the CMS’...
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.
The American Medical Association and several other large healthcare organizations are lobbing more complaints at HHS over its incentive program for electronic health records.
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 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...
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.