Top Considerations For Cloud EHR Buyers
Cloud computing offers a speed ramp into the electronic health record highway. But don't overlook critical questions about security, performance, say legal experts at HIMSS.
Healthcare IT Goes Star Trek
Captain Kirk could talk to his computer and get the information needed to make executive level decisions. The latest clinical analytics tools featured at HIMSS are just about there.
ICD-10 Delay Worries Health IT Leaders
The train's already left the station for organizations that have been prepping for an October 2013 ICD-10 deadline, say health IT organizations and CIOs.
Changes Planned For Meaningful Use Rules
HIMSS12 attendees were disappointed when details of Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules weren't revealed on Tuesday, and they were surprised to hear that changes will be made to Stage 1 rules.
Highmark Will Use Verizon-Built HIE
Health information exchange will link healthcare organizations across western Pennsylvania, providing cloud access to patient data and cutting costs by reducing redundancy of lab and imaging tests.
Veterans Affairs CIO Eyes Budget Increase
While spending for most federal IT groups will be flat in 2013, Department of Veterans Affairs seeks budget boost to improve access to electronic health records, telehealth, and mobile devices.
HHS Delays ICD-10 Deadline
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responds to increasing pressure from AMA and others to reduce regulatory 'burden' from the new medical billing coding system.
GE Rolls Out Upgraded Online Patient Portal
Centricity Patient Online 13 adds mobile connectivity to portal
so patients can schedule appointments, pay bills, and manage other
aspects of their healthcare from a mobile device.
What To See At HIMSS12
Among the hundreds of health IT presentations, demos, and vendor offerings at HIMSS12 next week, don't miss these highlights.
New Website Tracks Health Bills, State By State
Bill Track 50 monitors all bills, including healthcare-related legislation--on ICD-10, health informative exchanges, and the like--for each state. One use: Search for and compare similar proposals.
Healthcare Reform Is Here, Like It Or Not
Participation in new accountable care organizations isn't for the faint of heart. But healthcare providers that have their IT acts together have a good head start.
Are Health CIOs Ready For Pay For Performance?
With Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements just around the corner, a CSC report says IT managers should prepare with a more robust system that addresses care coordination and patient engagement.
Award-Winning Healthcare CIO Rick Schooler Honored
Hospitals still ran on mainframes when Rick Schooler, named CIO of the Year by CHIME and HIMSS, started in healthcare. Now, business analytics and rich data are keys to healthcare transformation, he says.
Health IT's Newest Ideas: HIMSS12 Preview
Take an early look at 14 of the most interesting health IT products and services that will be displayed at the annual HIMSS conference, happening this month in Las Vegas.
ICD-10 Conversion: Do Or Die
Failure to meet upcoming deadlines could mean major disruptions in claims payments for healthcare organizations.