Medicare Details IT Modernization Plan
Agency aims to transform into an information-centric organization to improve its delivery of healthcare services and manage new programs and requirements outlined in federal law.
Stanley Black & Decker To Buy InfoLogix
The $61.2 million deal adds InfoLogix's mobility solutions expertise and 1,400 hospital customers to Stanley Black & Decker's healthcare solutions business unit.
17 Leading EHR Vendors
Electronic Health Records can help healthcare providers in the delivery and management of care to patients, including those with chronic conditions. The systems can also bolster decision making by providing clinicians with more comprehensive patient data, as well as help eliminate medical errors and reduce costs associated with unnecessary or redundant tests. Health care providers can access real-time clinical information, such as immediate access to test results, which allows them to initiate a
EHR Adoption Crosses 50% Threshold
Government survey finds that a slim majority of physicians are now using electronic health records or electronic medical records systems.
EHR Deployment May Cost $120,000 Per Doctor
Doctors expect to see 10% fewer patients in first year of deploying e-health record systems, but gain boost patient encounters as much as 15% after adjusting to the new system, according to CDW Healthcare.
The Workforce Challenge
Finding the qualified people to build and deploy health information exchanges is one of the biggest problems the healthcare industry faces.