Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. will lead a project with eight other universities to integrate patient-reported outcomes into electronic health records as part of a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
The websites of EHR software providers Athenahealth and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions were down for some parts of the country Friday after hackers launched an attack against the servers of Dyn, a major Domain Name System host.
Nearly a third of physicians could be exempt from Medicare's new Merit-based Incentive Payment System under a final CMS rule for implementing MACRA. The CMS will also broaden the opportunities for physicians to join alternative models that carry bigger rate increases and bonuses.
In a final rule released last week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will have more oversight of electronic health records and other technologies that store, share and analyze patient information. The rule also gives the ONC the authority to ask developers to...
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has finalized a rule giving it more oversight over certifying EHRs and other technologies that store, share and analyze health information for consumers. It also gained the authority to ask developers to pull noncompliant products from the market.
For the most part, the U.S. healthcare system treats oral health and medical health as separate areas of care, but some providers are going against the grain and seeing profound benefits for patients.
The app should ease prescribers' workflows, which have been disrupted as states embraced electronic prescribing for controlled substances.
The guide is the newest addition to an online resource center for healthcare providers on how to implement and use health IT to advance care information and delivery.
Even though Mayo Clinic has been ahead of the curve in studying how to measure and reward value in healthcare delivery, it isn't immune to challenges such as physician burnout and the mounting pressure to reduce costs and adopt value-based payment models. Mayo President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy...
Modern Healthcare health IT reporter Joseph Conn interviewed Surescripts CEO Tom Skelton about the role of e-prescribing in achieving meaningful interoperability.
In the three years since the FDA published final regulations on a unique device identifier system, most manufacturers and distributors have successfully started phasing in UDIs for their products. But few healthcare providers are able to take full advantage of the data.
Providers now face a lower-stakes set of decisions but the same mandate to wean themselves off of fee-for-service pay.