EHRs Get Help Meeting 'Meaningful Use'
The National Institutes of Health has launched MedlinePlus Connect, enabling electronic health records to link patients directly to up-to-date medical information.
EHR Vendors Question Some Proposed ACO Rules
Conflicting requirement in different programs prompt the HIMSS trade association to ask the various agencies across the Department of Health and Human Services to work together better.
As Fed CIO Kundra Departs, Will Progress Stall?
An analysis of Kundra's tenure earns him good grades for transformation--but his peers have split feelings on whether progress lies ahead, or a lack of leadership continuity will mean a stall.
Federal CIO Kundra Resigns For Harvard Job
Vivek Kundra will leave the White House for the Ivy League after two years of pushing aggressively for federal IT reform on consolidation, cloud computing, and cybersecurity.
EHR Donation To Help Bridge Digital Divide
Quest, and its IT subsidiary MedPlus, are the first vendors to officially participate in a HHS effort to support e-health record adoption rates among healthcare providers in underserved, minority communities.
Progress And Pain With Federal Plan
Seven months into the plan to reform federal IT management, seven major agency CIOs gave updates on CIO.gov recently on their progress around key initiatives.
Health IT Saves Babies' Lives
EMRs significantly reduced mortality in neonates, but did not impact SIDS, congenital, or accidental deaths, according to a study published in the Journal of Political Economy.
Google Sued For SMS Spamming
Twilio, GroupMe, and Google's recent acquisition, Slide, also were sued by users of group text services claiming to be flooded with unsolicited messages.