The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's new certification rule, released Friday, may signal a new direction for the agency: ensuring that electronic health-record systems perform as advertised.
EHR developers are hoping the draft regulations issued Friday prove more flexible and focused than earlier editions that led to delays in software certification and tripped up providers trying to meet the requirements for using the technology.
The cyberattack against Premera Blue Cross disclosed last week affects significantly fewer people than the Anthem hack revealed last month. But the hacked Premera data could have greater value and cause more damage to customers.
Mount Sinai Hospital had been working closely with mobile application developer LifeMap Solutions since the New York City-based firm was launched last May. That closeness paid off when an unexpected opportunity arrived.
Draft regulations the CMS issued Friday would make significant changes to the federal incentive program that requires doctors and hospitals to adopt and meaningfully use EHRs. With some exceptions, hospitals, physicians and other eligible professionals would be expected to conform to the rules by...
Electronic health-record interoperability is at the heart of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's half of a two-pronged federal rule-making effort announced Friday.
Health insurer UnitedHealthcare is highlighting ICD-9 medical codes and quirky injuries in its first national consumer-facing ad campaign.
Electronic health-record systems are doing a poor job graphing lab-test results, conclude the authors of an article published online in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
New York's deadline to become the first state to penalize physicians who don't use e-prescription software has been pushed back a year and an old healthcare IT villain is being blamed—software that has yet to be certified for provider use.
The first fruits of a collaboration between Intermountain Healthcare and Cerner Corp.are being rolled out to two hospitals and 24 ambulatory care clinics. The partners hope the new offering may impress the Pentagon, which is searching for new EHR vendors.
The CMS wants to increase outreach efforts to providers to encourage them to register and check the accuracy of information on the Open Payments website.
The bill unveiled Thursday to replace Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula for physician pay would also significantly alter federal policy on health information technology.