The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has reversed its position on the timeline for implementing the Meaningful Use incentive program, proposing an extension of Stage 2 through 2016 and beginning Stage 3 in 2017 for those providers that have competed at least two years in Stage 2.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reportedly will announce a new timeline for Stages 2 and 3 of the Meaningful Use program at 4:30 p.m. ET today.
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Healthcare executives have high expectations for the potential of big data, with a talent shortage and lack of resources being the biggest barriers to use, according to a new survey from the Society of Actuaries.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has issued guidance to help healthcare workers connect a clinical mishap or unsafe condition that could be related to an electronic health record.
The importance of patient engagement and technology use for better and more efficient health outcomes serves as the focus of the 2013 Workplace for Electronic Data (WEDI) report, released today. Leaders present at its launch from across the healthcare sector expressed hope about the potential of the report.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is "misunderstood, misapplied and over-applied" to the point of being burdensome to the sharing of patient information for improved care, according to a report published this week by the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Intensive care unit telehealth technology helped to improve survival rates of ICU patients and speed both ICU and hospital discharges, according to research published Thursday in CHEST Journal.
Organizations must be proactive and adjust their security and privacy approaches frequently to avoid breaches, according to Jim Noga, Vice President and CIO of Boston-based Partners HealthCare.
A small group of women, very ill with cervical cancer, benefitted from a $500,000 device that uses heat to combat cancer, approved by federal regulators, but not proven to be effective.
New research finds that it's not all about location for health information exchange networks--physicians are influenced by other physicians with whom they interact with and have common patients with more than geographical location in HIEs.
It's easy to talk about the barriers to interoperability, frankly. It's a bit tougher to offer actionable strategies for moving closer to a day when data and information flow freely across systems.
For the 25 million Americans with asthma, finding a way to consistently assess the severity of their symptoms, determine the most appropriate treatment and ensure adherence offers the promise of fewer hospital visits, markedly improved quality of life and lower mortality risk. By integrating qualitative data from patients, disease management guidelines and payer information, Carolinas HealthCare has created tools that promise to improve the flow of both air and data.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have digitized 125 years' worth of weekly surveillance reports for reportable diseases in the U.S., recently outlining their research in the New England Journal of Medicine.