Many EHRs Not Ready For Meaningful Use
Study finds that only 11% of physicians have the technical capabilities to meet federal standards that define how an electronic health record system is to be used in a meaningful way.
So What Was Wrong With ICD-9?
As your IT team makes the transition to the ICD-10 medical coding system, doctors will insist that the older system worked just fine. Here's your comeback.
CISPA Passes House: What's Next?
Cybersecurity information-sharing bill moves to the Senate, but civil liberty groups vow to continue fighting it tooth and nail.
The Great ICD-10 Debate: Healthcare Coding Transforms
Healthcare's move to ICD-10, an updated set of diagnosis and inpatient procedure codes, will affect everything from billing systems to medical records. After several delays, debate still rages on how to time the transition.
Asteroid Mining Plan Revealed
Planetary Resources, a new company with backers including current and past Microsoft and Google execs, shared its strategy to create a new industry in mining asteroids.
Feds Banish Oracle From Popular Contract Vehicle
Federal government cancels Oracle's services contract on the General Services Administration's IT Schedule 70. Feds spent $388 million on Oracle products and services through Schedule 70 in fiscal 2011.
U.S. Targets Apple, Publishers On E-Book Price Fixing
Justice Department sues Apple and alleged co-conspirators, including Hachette, HarperCollins, and Penguin, saying they conspired to undercut Amazon in e-book market. Could be one of biggest antitrust cases since Microsoft.
Feds Propose One-Year ICD-10 Delay
Department of Human and Health Services proposes extending ICD-10 compliance deadline to Oct. 1, 2014. It also proposes unique ID numbers for health plans to save provider frustration and money.