On Thursday--the final day of the 2014 HIMSS conference that gets underway in Orlando today--there will be an announcement about Meaningful Use "under the rubric of relief," said Robert Tagalicod, director of the office of e-health standards and services at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Delivering on an initiative that started last fall, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on Friday released findings of its study of patient-matching practices in the private sector and federal agencies.
In the past, there hasn't been much research into what determines success for a computerized physician order entry system. But when John Kenagy, Ph.D., senior vice president and CIO of Legacy Health in Portland, participated in a trial with Kaiser Permanente Northwest and Oregon Health & Science University, he found the model's three variables--information quality, technology quality and service quality--were predictive of success.
While sequencing the human genome in the past has taken many months, researchers recently found a way to analyze 240 full genomes in two days through the use of a supercomputer.
Research often struggles to keep up with eHealth and isn't timely or useful by the time it comes out. To that end, a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research offers strategies that speed up such research and make it more useful.
Progress toward achieving true health information exchange is slower than anyone involved expected--and some leaders don't think it's working at all.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Wednesday announced that it will offer "end-to-end" ICD-10 testing for a "small sample group of providers" this summer.
Healthcare organizations continue to increase spending to secure electronic patient data, with physician practices boosting their efforts, according to a new HIMSS security survey.
Hillary Clinton headlines the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's conference in Orlando, Fla. next week, along with keynote speakers Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, Marilyn Tavenner, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator, and Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the new national coordinator for health IT.
Is it possible to link patient records between hospitals and medical flight crews? Doing so could save lives, according to researchers from Case Western Reserve University's nursing school.
A number of medical professionals in the United States now take payment by Bitcoin. Yes, that Bitcoin--the controversial peer-to-peer open source digital currency network tech blogs constantly cover, with crashing and surging value.