Bill Extends HITECH To Mental Health
Eligibility for $20 billion in incentives would be expanded to include mental healthcare professionals and facilities, a group left out of original ARRA provisions.
HIT Sector Ripe For Consolidation
Privately held health IT providers could be prime acquisition targets for larger companies seeking health information exchange solutions, report says.
E-Health Records No Quick Fix
Study says electronic health records alone have limited ability to control costs or improve quality, at least in the short term.
HHS Expands Health IT Centers
Funds totaling $267 million will be given by the Department of Health and Human Services to develop the health IT industry and help local providers adopt electronic health records.
Medical Data At Risk
Theft of computer equipment, staff and third-party negligence, and inside hackers caused the majority of patient data breaches.
Yahoo Partners With Healthline
Healthline aims to provide health information technology that will drive health-specific search and navigation on the Yahoo site.