The CMS, in another show of flexibility on the meaningful-use program, extended the attestation deadline until March 20. That gives eligible providers more time to demonstrate that they have fulfilled the requirements set forth by the EHR incentive program and so avoid penalties.
Dick Daniels, 60, will be executive VP and chief information officer at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif.
Federal dollars flowing to hospitals, physicians and other eligible healthcare professionals under the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program have topped $28.1 billion, the latest CMS data show.
Hiring across healthcare in January continued the uptick seen at the end of last year, adding 38,300 jobs across ambulatory care, hospitals and skilled nursing.
The American Medical Association, a sharp critic of federal efforts to promote electronic health records, is taking its own path to stimulate health IT improvements and partnering with an incubator “to drive innovation,” according to an AMA statement this week.
Athenahealth has taken a second step toward transforming itself into a vendor of both inpatient and ambulatory care electronic health-record systems. The cloud-based IT vendor is buying the enterprise EHR system developed by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.
Cerner Corp. has completed its acquisition of Siemens Health Services, the Malvern, Pa.-based health information technology business unit of the German conglomerate Siemens, almost six months after the $1.3 billion deal was announced last August.
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS, makes the case for the ONC's national interoperability roadmap, released Jan. 30. She explains the plan's call for a nationally standardized "common clinical data set" and the federal role...
Federal health information technology policymakers will turn up the pressure this year on healthcare providers, electronic health-record systems developers and health information- exchange operators to connect their computer systems and share patient data across the nation.
HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has named Dr. Michael James McCoy its first chief health information officer as the agency shifts its focus toward improving the interoperability of EHR systems.
Since 2012, Thomas Jackiewicz has served as senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, an academic health system in Los Angeles that reported $1.24 billion in revenue in its fiscal 2014.
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...