Electronic health records were supposed to lower administrative costs, but they may not be getting the job done, according to the study. Administrators and clinicians sometimes spend more than an hour on billing and insurance activities for a single visit.
President Donald Trump's budget wish list included a $22 million cut to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, a move that could limit the agency's ability to push health IT adoption.
Only one-third of hospital leaders surveyed said their facility was highly capable of interoperability even though 98% said it was an important asset in the move to value-based payment in the next three years.
The wearables giant is jumping into healthcare with the acquisition of Twine, which makes an employee engagement platform for employers.
New York healthcare companies continued to attract hundreds of millions in venture-capital funding last year, but some private investors said they are growing more concerned that the investments aren't resulting in either mergers and acquisitions or initial public offerings.
Kentucky became the first state with a work requirement for Medicaid, and now it has to do something arguably more daring: Build a mobile-friendly website that works.
The most recent budget legislation included a provision that expands Medicare reimbursement of telemedicine, which industry groups and providers say will push adoption.
A provision in the funding bill Congress just passed means meaningful-use requirements no longer have to become stricter over time.
After a quarter of delayed contracts, Cerner Corp. has more than recovered, hitting record highs for deals closed in the fourth quarter of 2017. The EHR vendor's contract with the VA is still delayed and did not contribute to the record bookings.
Providers who embraced electronic consultations said the digital visits boosted efficiency, according to a Health Affairs study.
The cloud-based EHR vendor saw demand for its products and services lag in 2017, a year when it announced layoffs of nearly 10% of its workforce.
The health system, which in December announced plans to merge with Aurora Health Care, hopes to gain greater interoperability with the EHR switch.