Responding to criticisms that Epic's electronic health record systems are closed and, thus, difficult to integrate with third-party vendors, CEO Judy Faulkner, in a rare interview granted to Forbes , called such accusations "totally wrong."
A coalition of consumer organizations has taken issue with GOP senators call for the Meaningful Use program to be "rebooted," recommending instead that the program be strengthened and perhaps even accelerated.
Criticism of the current lack of focus on interoperability of electronic health record systmes in the Meaningful Use program is "misguided," according to Judy Murphy, deputy national coordinator for programs and policy at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, who spoke last week at a symposium in Philadelphia.
The Boston hospitals that have been treating the hundreds of victims of the horrific Boston marathon bombings this week have done a terrific job. They, in turn, have credited technology in helping them communicate to staff , volunteers and the public . I presume that these hospitals also have good electronic health record systems that they can rely on. But I can't help but wonder: wouldn't their work have been enhanced even further and their jobs made easier if the nation was further along in health IT and interoperability?
Comments from associations, practitioners and others have been adding up in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Request for Information issued last month to accelerate and improve health information exchange and interoperability among providers.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT receives a big financial boost in the Obama administration's proposed fiscal 2014 budget, unveiled Wednesday afternoon as part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services overall budget request.
Three health IT prognosticators, who in 2005 foresaw widespread adoption of electronic health records, recently published their latest predictions for the health IT landscape over the next five years.
When it comes to Stage 3 and beyond of Meaningful Use, National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari wants everybody to step back and take a deep breath.
In a recent interview with FierceHealthIT , Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst talked about the need for data standards in healthcare and the challenges of meeting ICD-10.
Political bickering was on full display at last week's House and Energy Commerce Committee hearings , which focused on the guidance and regulation of mobile medical applications. One line of...