Sep 29, 2020
AHA and other organizations representing the nation’s clinicians, hospitals, health systems and experts in health informatics and health information management yesterday urged the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to allow…
Feb 21, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services finalized its strategy to reduce regulatory and administrative burdens for health care providers using electronic health records and other health information technology.
Jan 28, 2020
Google Cloud has hit a significant roadblock as it tries to execute its plans to help health care organizations turn their data into breakthroughs via better care and more streamlined operations. Epic Systems, one of the largest electronic health record companies in the nation, has been calling…
Jan 24, 2020
Recent press reports have highlighted concerns from various health care stakeholders regarding the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s proposed rule (released in March 2019), which would implement the “information blocking”…
Jan 14, 2020
While leading research, data and consulting firms each have their unique insights about what’s in store for health care this year, some key themes have emerged, many of which center around consumer empowerment. Here’s a sampling of what caught our eye.
Dec 18, 2019
Less than 1% of the net electronic health record incentive payments Medicare paid to acute-care hospitals between Jan. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2017 did not meet federal requirements.
Nov 26, 2019
Critical access hospitals that did not achieve meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program for the 2018 reporting period can apply through Dec. 2 for a hardship exception to avoid a 2018 payment adjustment.
Jul 8, 2019
Innovation isn’t always about building a new product. Huge opportunities exist in making a good product better or optimizing its capabilities and performance and helping others in the field do the same.
Jun 25, 2019
Health care organizations are making greater use of digital systems like electronic health records, telehealth and artificial intelligence, but most don’t regularly share data outside their organizations, creating barriers to high-quality care and impeding innovation. That’s one key takeaway from…
Jun 18, 2019
Northwestern Medicine — Chicago, Ill. Using the EHR to Drive Value Northwestern Medicine created multi-disciplinary teams to maximize the EHR’s capabilities and improve care across the system. These Health System Clinical Collaboratives have resulted in systemwide improvements related to the…