Fixing IT safety issues goes beyond training and board meetings and union action, as providers at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif., are showing.
The ability to listen first and take action second has been key to Marilyn Tavenner's success in leading the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services since 2010, according to several FierceHealthIT Editorial Advisory Board members. However, they say, how well she continues to practice such patience in the face of politics will be what ultimately defines her tenure at CMS.
Despite a feeling of inevitability regarding the use of integrated technology healthcare, the bulk of U.S. physicians remain hesitant in their adoption of such tools for direct patient care, according to a newly published analysis by consulting firm Deloitte.
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.
Is the U.S. Department of Defense finally ready to adopt the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) , the electronic health record system used by the U.S. Department...
In this exclusive interview with FierceHealthIT, Laura McCrary, executive director of Kansas Health Information Network, talks about the organization's next steps--including plans for an online personal health record that will put a patient's data from a variety of providers all in one place.
In this exclusive interview, FierceHealthIT talked to Laura McCrary, executive director of the Kansas Health Information Network and Joy Duling, executive director of Central Illinois Health Information Exchange about their organizations' strategies, goals and challenges--including how to get both patients and providers to participate in data exchange.
A new clinical decision support platform created by providers at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York aims to help doctors personalize the prescription process for their patients.
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.
The U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have done too little to smooth the way for troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of whom have returned with multiple health conditions, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The report stresses the need to integrate the two agencies' electronic health record systems, and calls each agency out for using unproven diagnostic and therapy tools.