The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society reached out to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week to create a plan to address health IT issues facing the nation's healthcare system.
AHIMA has released a framework for healthcare information governance at its annual convention in San Diego, calling for commitment to managing information as a strategic asset.
As the final quarter of 2014 gets underway, digital health funding continues to grow at a rapid rate, already surpassing the about $2 billion raised in 2013.
The much-maligned Open Payments database has launched, though it's far from glitch-free.
The National Institutes of Health will put forward $46 million to support the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative in its first wave of investments for the project.
Though the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to award a contract for a new scheduling system within months, that system won't be fully functional at VA facilities nationwide until 2020, reports Nextgov.
In the past year, Surescripts, the nation's largest health information network, has added close to 100 health systems to its network.
Government agencies, including the Health and Human Services Department, are still devoting more of their IT budget to non-cloud computing services, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.
Though designed to improve care by sharing data from various sources, poor interoperability remains a huge barrier to accountable care organizations (ACOs), according to a survey from Premier and the eHealth Initiative.
Health plans and other stakeholders see little value in using a unique health plan identifier (HPID) within electronic transactions, according to a recent survey from The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI).