Health Insurer Launches Live Chat
UPMC Health Plan allows members to use Internet technology to get answers about claims, billing, benefits, and other insurance information.
NaviNet Intros SaaS EMR, Practice Management
The multi-payer web portal will integrate administrative, clinical, and financial applications in a Software-as-a-Service-based electronic medical record for small medical practices.
HHS Establishes EHR Certification Program
The temporary certification will let healthcare organizations qualify their electronic health record systems and receive incentive payments through the Department of Health and Human Services.
California IT Security Chief Resigns
Mark Weatherford, the second top manager in California's IT department to depart in the last two months, is leaving for an electric power industry group.
Newt Gingrich Endorses EMRs
However, despite years of hype around electronic medical records, a poll indicates that actual adoption rate and patient enthusiasm remain low.
Microsoft Launches Health Insurance CRM
The customer relationship management platform enables health plans to manage and monitor their marketing and sales processes and interoperate with state health insurance exchanges.
Web Tools Help Cancer Doctors Pick Treatment
Evidence-based clinical support tools developed by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center help doctors choose most promising and cost-effective treatments for cancer patients.
CMS Awards $24 Million For IT Services
Companion Data Services received a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services contract to host the National Level Repository, which will track healthcare providers' meaningful use of technology.
HHS Awards $83.9 Million For EHR
Funds are meant to accelerate the adoption of electronic health records among health centers serving low-income and individuals.
Manatt Says HITECH Needs Changes
A Manatt Health Solutions report said the HITECH Act has potential to dramatically improve healthcare, but only if the Meaningful Use criteria are revised.