The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, concerned that providers may struggle to meet the more stringent requirements of Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use program, has released recommendations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to help the agency maximize the number of successful attesters this year.
Physicians are unhappy with the Senate's decision to approve yet another one-year delay to the sustainable growth rate--the 17 th patch since Congress implemented the payment formula in 1995--instead of a permanent repeal.
While more hospitals have implemented electronic health records in the three years since the Meaningful Use program went into effect, there remains a wide disparity in EHR adoption, with hundreds of hospitals still just using paper records, according to HIMSS, Forbes.com reports.
A "just in case" approach to supply chain management no longer meets hospitals' needs In the U.S. and across the globe, according to Supply Management.
Despite reimbursement and regulatory issues, hospital leaders continue to look to mobile tools and initiatives to improve the speed, quality and efficiency of patient care, so much so that the...
As the use of technology in healthcare becomes more ubiquitous, one question that deserves more attention is that of the role of nurses in making development and implementation decisions; essentially, what should that role be?
Using patient-flow software resulted in dramatically reduced length-of-stay and significant cost savings for Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital in a six-week trial. Hospital staff discussed the...
National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo answered the question on everyone's mind this morning: When will healthcare providers get more detail about today's announcement that CMS will...
Healthcare organizations are working toward improving interoperability--and know it is vital to their survival and growth in the evolving healthcare market, according to a new HIMSS Analytics report, released at the organization's annual conference this week.
Healthcare organizations continue to increase spending to secure electronic patient data, with physician practices boosting their efforts, according to a new HIMSS security survey.