Medicare could benefit by moving to a system of electronic cards, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. But such a switch could be costly for providers and create a host of problems with current electronic health records.
New national guidelines indicate health insurers will face tougher regulatory scrutiny over how they protect customers from data breaches. But the guidance likely won't do much to prevent cyberattacks in the first place.
Regarding the April 20 Q&A, “Healthcare should emulate banks on IT interoperability”, I spent 25 years as a chief information officer in the financial services industry, and I agree with the comment about technology interoperability.
The CMS paid out more than $380 million in incentive payments through its physician quality-reporting system and electronic-prescribing incentive programs, but more than 400,000 providers accepted pay cuts rather than participate.
IMS Health Holdings, which sells technology services and prescribing and clinical data to physicians, posted a dip in revenue but a substantial jump in profitability in its first quarter this year.
Disassembling new gadgets is a geek ritual with every technology release. The gadget-head community who tore apart the Apple Watch found a pulse oximeter that the company has mysteriously chosen not to activate.
It's easy to find condemnations of the lack of electronic data-sharing between providers these days. And yet, according to IT vendors, data-sharing is on the upswing.
The CMS wants to permanently boost funding to help states build and maintain Medicaid eligibility and enrollment systems.
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Dr. Christopher Chen, CEO of Miami Gardens, Fla.-based ChenMed, knew his physician-led primary-care group would have to optimize its performance to successfully expand from its home base. One factor giving him confidence was its custom-built electronic health-record system, which includes patient...
Athenahealth COO Ed Park explains how the next generation of patient-centered information exchange will work and how his own company is pivoting into the hospital EHR market. Modern Healthcare interviewed Park during the 2015 HIMSS conference in Chicago.
More than five years after Congress mandated HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to establish a “governance mechanism” for seamless health information exchange, the agency earlier this month confirmed that widespread “data blocking” still existed, largely...