Hospitals will have an extra month to attest to having met the criteria to receive incentive payments for meaningfully using electronic health records, the CMS said Monday.
The latest volley in the debate over whether investing in electronic health records will save anyone money: Yes, to the tune of $78 billion worldwide from 2014 to 2019, according to a report by U.K.-based Jupiter Research.
Another proposal to overhaul health IT regulation is surfacing in Congress, this one with a powerful Republican name attached to it, that of incoming Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch.
Information technology is supposed to help healthcare providers make better decisions. But a study published this month in the Journal of General Internal Medicine shows both the promise and the drawbacks of harnessing software to improve clinical decisions.
With the acquisition by Cerner Corp. of the electronic health-record system and other parts of the health services business unit of Siemens Healthcare moving ahead, it's likely at least some Siemens healthcare customers are worrying about the future of Siemens' Soarian line of EHR software.
The former chief financial officer of a Texas hospital pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to Medicare about the center's use of electronic records.
Physicians should collect more information about patients' behavior and social environment in their electronic health records, according to an Institute of Medicine panel.
Community Health Centers, based in Winter Garden, Fla., will receive the Community Health Organization Davies Award of Excellence from the Health Information Management Systems Society for its use of electronic health records in improving safety and delivery of care.
Rule writers at the CMS once again are making adjustments to the timeline of the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program. The change this time effectively corrects an earlier provision that would have forced some providers to suffer Medicare payment cuts next year through no...
Federal policymakers once again are relaxing a technology requirement, this time for a new program, to reflect the healthcare world's struggles to keep up with the latest developments in electronic health-record systems.
Electronic health-record supplier Cerner Corp. and upstart cloud-based mobile application developer Livongo Health are entering a multiyear partnership to link their systems for diabetes care.
In the early 1990s, registered nurse Charlotte Seckman moved to Maryland, where she was hired to help a large hospital transition from a paper patient-record system to a digital one.