Recent Press Releases

New COACH/CHIME Partnership Opens Doors for Canada's Executive Health Informatics Leaders

March 30, 2016, ANN ARBOR, MI, & TORONTO, ON — The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and COACH: Canada's Health Informatics Association are pleased to...

AHIMA Launches Petition for National Voluntary Patient Safety Identifier

CHICAGO – March 21, 2016 – The American Health Information Management Association announced today it has launched a petition to ask the White House to address the need for a national...

HHS announces major commitments from healthcare industry to make electronic health records work better for patients and providers

Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced that companies that provide 90 percent of electronic health records used by U.S. hospitals, the...

Statement by Theranos on CMS Audit Results

We received a report from CMS documenting their findings from a scheduled survey in our Newark, CA lab that took place last fall. In line with our commitment to leading the lab industry in...

MISSING PIECES: MAJOR HEALTH DATABASE HAS DEEP FLAWS

Fast Facts: --Database that monitors U.S. hospitalizations underreports important health risk factors. --The accuracy of body mass and alcohol and tobacco use data is critical for health care reform...

Majority of Americans Don't Use Digital Technology to Access their Doctors

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 04, 2015) – Today, Americans manage much of their lives through digital and electronic tools, except when it comes to healthcare. According to a new Nielsen survey...

Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts Launches HIT Adoption Initiative

Waltham, Mass., October 21, 2015 – October marks the beginning of the Home Care Alliance (HCA) of Massachusetts' Health Information Technology (HIT) adoption project. With funding support from...

Veterans Health Administration and Indian Health Service Become First Federal Agencies to Gain Interoperability via DirectExchange

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Indian Health Service's (IHS) recent accreditation by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and...

OCR Invites Developers to ask questions about HIPAA Privacy and Security

The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has launched a new platform [http://HIPAAQsportal.hhs.gov] for mobile health developers and others interested in the intersection...

81 percent of healthcare organizations have been compromised by cyberattacks in past 2 years: KPMG survey

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 – Eighty-one percent of health care executives say that their organizations have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet, or other cyber-attack during the past two...

New NCQA eMeasure Certification Program to Expand HIT Data Use in Measure Reporting

WASHINGTON, DC—The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has launched an eMeasure Certification program to certify an organization's software code that produces electronic clinical...

Leidos Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization contract

Leidos, Inc., Reston, Virginia was awarded a ceiling $4,336,822,777 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, with firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive fee, and...

More than $38 million awarded to improve coordinated health information sharing in communities across America

As part of the Administration's efforts to create an interoperable learning health system that achieves better care, smarter spending and healthier people, the Department of Health and Human...

Most Wired Hospitals Focus on Security and Patient Engagement

ANN ARBOR, MI and CHICAGO, July 9, 2015 - Health data security and patient engagement are top priorities for the nation's hospitals, according to results of the 17th annual HealthCare's Most...

Steven J. Stack, M.D., Inaugurated as 170th President of AMA

CHICAGO - Steven J. Stack, M.D., an emergency physician practicing in Lexington, Ky., has been sworn in as the 170thpresident of the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest physician...

CMS announces entrepreneurs and innovators to access Medicare data

Today at Health Datapalooza, the acting Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, Andy Slavitt, announced a new policy that for the first time will allow innovators and...

CMS Conducts Second Successful Medicare FFS ICD-10 End-to-End Testing Week in April

From April 27 through May 1, 2015, Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) health care providers, clearinghouses, and billing agencies participated in a second successful ICD-10 end-to-end testing week with...

Carena Partnerships Expand Telemedicine Solutions to 6.3 Million People

Carena Partnerships Expand Telemedicine Solutions to 6.3 Million People

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The 21st Century Cures Act: UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today unanimously approved the nonpartisan 21st Century Cures Act 51-0. The nonpartisan legislation will help to modernize and...

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Established

WASHINGTON – Alabama became the seventh state to enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact after Governor Robert Bentley signed the legislation into law today, triggering the formation of...