News & Commentary
Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in February 2014
Healthcare Pros React To Hillary Clinton's HIMSS Speech
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Clinton tells HIMSS conference that it's time to take politics out of healthcare, and many health IT experts in audience agree.
CMS Won't Budge On ICD-10 Deadline
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Government agency will, however, allow some hardship exemptions for Meaningful Use Stage 2.
Hillary Clinton: Cooperation, Technology Will Solve Big Healthcare Issues
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Genuine healthcare reform is possible only when all stakeholders leave their blaming, shaming, and ideology at the door, Clinton tells HIMSS conference attendees.
HIMSS14 Survey: Healthcare CIOs Focus On Fiscal Survival
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
HIMSS members say top business objective is to sustain financial viability as regulation, payment models change.
HIMSS14: Health IT's Next Boom Cycle
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
We've seen health informatics booms and busts before -- will this one be different?
CPOE Stragglers: One Hospital's Fix
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Computerized physician order entry is mandated by law but some doctors still resist. Christus Health provides CPOE input assistants until docs see the value.
HIMSS14: Healthcare CIOs Wrestle With Economic & Regulatory Pressures
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
A McKinsey consultant tells CHIME CIOs they will have to innovate their ways out of an economic squeeze. Regulators hint at some flexibility.
Healthcare Devices: Security Researchers Sound Alarms
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Default usernames, weak passwords, and widespread Windows XP Embedded systems are cause for concern, SANS Institute researchers say.
CMS Reverses Course On ICD-10 Tests
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Medicare bows to pressure from healthcare industry and political heavyweights, agrees to implement end-to-end testing before ICD-10 deadline.
Healthcare IT In The Obamacare Era
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Modern technology created the opportunity to restructure the healthcare industry around accountable care organizations, but IT priorities are also being driven by the shift.
Massachusetts Preps For ICD-10 Mandate
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
To get ahead of October deadline for implementing ICD-10 coding, state launches unique statewide initiative.
2014 State of Storage Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/18/2014  | 
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.
States High on Medical Marijuana Technology
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Advocates are optimistic technology will help medical marijuana be more than a pipe dream in a growing number of states.
Homecare IT: 1 Market Epic Doesn't Dominate
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Specialty vendors Homecare Homebase and Thornberry get the highest ratings from customers, says KLAS Research, with healthcare IT juggernaut Epic Systems described as a "laggard."
EHRs Must Solve Real Problems
Commentary  |  2/14/2014  | 
To win the respect of healthcare workers, software must address true pain points. In too many cases, electronic health record systems aren't living up to the promise.
ICD-10 May Cost 3X More Than Estimated, AMA Says
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
AMA study says ICD-10 transition could cost three times as much as previously estimated and association asks HSS to reconsider mandate.
Will Most Healthcare Apps Escape FDA Scrutiny?
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
PROTECT Act of 2014 proposes that Food and Drug Administration doesn’t need to oversee "low risk" health IT products such as electronic health records and fitness apps.
Do Doctors Need EHR 'Scribes'?
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Doctors should hire assistants to fill out electronic health records for them -- tagging along on exams if necessary -- to avoid job burnout, says ScribeAmerica.
Labs Must Protect Newly Portable Patient Data
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Now that the Department of Health and Human Services has ruled that consumers can get their medical test results, labs' IT departments must give security and privacy top priority.
Doctors & EHR: Can This Shotgun Marriage Be Saved?
Commentary  |  2/11/2014  | 
Lots of doctors hate EHR software. What makes the difference for those who are happier with it?
3 Ways Affordable Care Act Can Empower Health IT
Commentary  |  2/10/2014  | 
The Affordable Care Act should not only change the business of healthcare, but also inspire new thinking on healthcare IT.


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