Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka blogs on risk planning and data sharing in wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.
New primary care model gains momentum as payers see cost-cutting potential and consumers demand better service.
Unlike the disappointing tech startups of the late 1990s, healthcare IT will continue to grow because it addresses problems the medical industry...
Hurricane Sandy took many lives and caused billions of dollars in damage. But so does a healthcare system that still refuses to embrace...
This large Massachusetts group practice has made medical data exchange a top priority by establishing a centralized Web portal with area hospitals.
Look for growth in mobile health, telemedicine, clinical analytics, and personal health records—and an EHR vendor shakeout.
What's the sense of having IT systems in place that can help cut medical costs if physicians ignore the price tag of the care they provide?
CIOs and CMIOs can expect many more sleepless nights now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act.
Supreme Court's upcoming decision on healthcare reform and feds' Meaningful Use Stage 2 final rules add up to a heated summer for healthcare IT execs.
While many healthcare organizations turn to private vendors to set up HIEs, others get good results by building their own.
Although mandated to communicate better with patients, some healthcare providers also are looking for tech tools that get info to staff faster.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health uses Microsoft's customer relationship management platform to rapidly develop niche health-related...
HITECH Act is prompting widespread adoption of e-health records, but there's more to "Meaningful Use" than what's in the government's programs.
Given a one-year extension for ICD-10 compliance, healthcare groups must make the most of the preparation time.
Despite attempts to find a common standard for healthcare data communications, it still feels like the Tower of Babel.
Personalized medicine programs can find better treatments based on patients' genetics. Why can't the same tools be used to predict--and...
Patient-centric medical homes are touted to fix the healthcare cost crisis, but the deep pockets and extensive IT resources they require aren't...
Meaningful Use Stage 2 proposals raise the bar for online patient engagement, highlighting how important it is for healthcare providers to...
It's not the entire solution, but without well-designed, interoperable systems, our healthcare industry can't climb out of its current hole.
Among the hundreds of health IT presentations, demos, and vendor offerings at HIMSS12 next week, don't miss these highlights.
Participation in new accountable care organizations isn't for the faint of heart. But healthcare providers that have their IT acts together have a...
Failure to meet upcoming deadlines could mean major disruptions in claims payments for healthcare organizations.
Change Healthcare provides companies' employees with a Web portal, data analytics, personalized text messages, and email alerts to help them find...
Meet Rhode Island Quality Institute's CIO and see why Medicare thinks other states could learn from his big ideas.
Meaningful Use programs, healthcare reform, and the public's love of mobile devices could add up to patients finally getting fully involved in...
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May 17, 2013
Hopkins physician Jay Sanders, known as the father of telemedicine, says emphasis should be on changing patient behavior.
May 14, 2013
As value-based payments take hold, insurers aim to access EHR clinical data and move to automated, real-time information exchange.
May 13, 2013
Framework aims to simplify writing interfaces between healthcare information systems, help researchers gather clinical data from EHRs.
May 13, 2013
Agency seeks feedback on interoperability efforts in the field while continuing to guide private sector's efforts.
May 13, 2013
Innovation is tough amid today's regulatory checklists. These leaders are getting it done.
May 10, 2013
Surescripts annual report shows 38% growth in electronic prescribing in 2012, plus growing use of online medication histories and benefit data.
May 09, 2013
Telemedicine expert Rashid Bashshur says mobile health technologies must integrate with EHRs to make accountable care organizations work.
May 02, 2013
NaviHealth program combines information from outcomes database and case manager followup to help plans and providers reduce post-acute care costs...
May 01, 2013
Doctors, pharmacies could more easily join fight against drug diversion if states followed uniform data rules, says standards organization NCPDP.
April 29, 2013
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