August 23, 2012
The American Hospital Association has advised the Federal Communications Commission to quickly streamline administrative requirements under its Rural Health Care program so program funds can be deployed and connect rural healthcare systems with broadband services to support health information technology needs.
August 23, 2012
Hospital executives shared what they learned during their meaningful use stage one experience as well as critical success factors in a white paper by CareTech Solutions, a hospital and healthcare IT services company.
August 17, 2012
Ninety-one percent of physicians are interested in accessing electronic health records via mobile devices, according to an "EHR Solutions and Mobile Technologies Study" by Vitera Healthcare Solutions, a Tampa, Fla.-based healthcare information technology provider.
Health data analytics market research predicts the adoption of advanced health data analytics in U.S. hospitals will increase significantly over the next five years, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Electronic medical records for patients of Surgeons of Lake County in Libertyville, Ill., were recently held hostage by hackers who attacked the computer network, infiltrated and encrypted the server and sent a ransom note to the physicians demanding payment for access to the records, according to a Bloomberg report.
Health information technology professionals should take the lead in ensuring strong data integrity in health information exchanges, according to a white paper (pdf) by the American Health Information Management Association.
Stanford (Calif.) Hospital & Clinics and the School of Medicine notified 2,500 patients of a potential data breach following the theft of a password-protected computer.
August 08, 2012
Massachusetts will receive $16.9 million through CMS to create a health information exchange for hospitals, insurance companies and patients, according to a Boston Herald report.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded more than $4 million in grants for health information technology services in six communities across the United States.
August 06, 2012
Oct. 3 is the last day for eligible professionals to begin their 90-day reporting period for the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program in calendar year 2012.