Three recent announcements from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have major implications for the agency's strategy going forward, writes health economist and policy expert Paul Keckley.
Although most healthcare chief information officers have implemented certified electronic health record systems and the required standards, many remain frustrated in their quest for interoperability, according to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka.
In considering the twists and turns facing the health IT industry in 2015, it's interesting to read through others' forecasts for the coming year.
Implementation of ICD-10 and Meaningful Use rank among the top 10 issues for physicians to watch in 2015, according to the American Medical Association.
When it comes to health IT news, 2014 was a whopper. From government turmoil to data breach mayhem, several stories stood out. To that end, FierceHealthIT examined five of this year's biggest headlines. Read more...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services revealed Wednesday that roughly 257,000 Medicare eligible professionals will be hit with a 1 percent penalty to their Medicare Physician Fee Schedule payments beginning Jan. 5, 2015, for failing to meet Meanin gful Use by Oct. 1, 2014.
Meaningful Use incentive payments have been the top driver of physicians' transition to electronic health records over the past five years, according to a new data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
New risks have upped the ante for HIPAA security and privacy officers and increased fines have many on edge. Particularly in the aftermath of the Community Health Systems (CHS) breach, which put 4.5 million patient records at risk across 29 states and 206 hospitals, last year's risk assessments look woefully inadequate for many healthcare systems and practices. What's worrying privacy and security officers this year?
Interoperability and Meaningful Use efforts need to be aligned with other healthcare regulatory and industry initiatives, according to the eHealth Initiative, which on Thursday unveiled its 2020 roadmap for transforming health IT.
It's an exciting time for healthcare, and technology is the key to better care, but there's still work to do, according to Robert Wah, president of the American Medical Association.