Healthcare IT

EHR vendors study whether they can deliver on Stage 3 demands

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.

Clinical data hack could haunt Premera customers

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.

New app aids Mount Sinai asthma research

New app aids Mount Sinai asthma research

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.

CMS issues draft Stage 3 rules for EHR incentive program

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...

N.Y. e-prescribing delay sounds a cautionary note for others

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.

Cerner, Intermountain roll out modified EHR-financial system

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.

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