The CMS announced Thursday that it is considering proposals to shorten the meaningful-use reporting period to 90 days in 2015, something providers and others have been requesting.
The American Medical Association is calling for an overhaul of a federal program to test and certify electronic health-record systems for suitability in the EHR incentive-payment program. Its request has been joined by 34 other medical specialty societies and healthcare professional organizations.
Merger-and-acquisition deals among healthcare providers continue unabated. Assuming bigger means better, health systems are merging, acquiring or affiliating with other hospitals and medical groups, forming larger integrated delivery networks. To maximize value and minimize risk from these...
Accountable care organizations across the country are in sharply different stages of aggregating and using patient data to improve quality of care and reduce costs.
Athenahealth's planned purchase of RazorInsights could put new marketing muscle behind a Web-based EHR business model for the small-hospital sector.
Athenahealth, thanks to its planned purchase of RazorInsights, can bring a new electronic health-record business model to the small-hospital segment just as that sector is searching for alternatives to current vendor offerings, say health IT market watchers.
Midsized health information tech firm Athenahealth announced an acquisition that expands its offerings into the hospital segment of the electronic health-record and financial software market.
David Strong has been named president and CEO at Orlando (Fla.) Health, effective in April.
John Fox has been named president and CEO of eight-hospital Beaumont Health, Troy, Mich. Fox, currently president and CEO of Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare, will replace Beaumont CEO Gene Michalski in March.
Advocates of converting to electronic records hope they will democratize patient access to their own data, but the responses in a recent AHIMA survey appear to throw cold water on that expectation.
Health IT developers and users in 2015 will need to crack the code on APIs, FHIR, DS4P, 42 CFR Part 2, ICD-10 and Stage 2 MU—shorthand for the key technology challenges looming in the year ahead.
A CMS announcement that many doctors will see their 2015 Medicare payments cut by 1% for failing to meet federal electronic health-record incentive-payment program standards has provoked strong reactions from physician and hospital groups.