Data from a health information exchange can more accurately identify patients who visit hospital emergency departments frequently than a single site's records, according to research published at Health Affairs.
Lawmakers are concerned that an October hack into the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's online submission systems hasn't been adequately investigated. In a letter to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg, five representatives on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have asked for more details.
The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is urging the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to conduct full end-to-end testing of ICD-10 to prevent cash-flow problems for physician practices.
The Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mount Home, Tenn., has been cited for not notifying women about their cervical cancer screening results and...
Hospitals are employing safeguards to prevent electronic health record fraud and abuse to varying degrees, but must do more, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General.
Speaking at a policy discussion panel Monday at the 2013 mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., Jodi Daniel, director of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's Office of Policy Planning, said the draft report on health IT called for by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act will be out and ready for public comment in early 2014.
Mobile technology may be the future of patient-centric care, but better evidence is needed to take it to the next level, according to a panel of experts speaking Tuesday morning at the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., at FierceMobileHealthcare 's executive breakfast panel "mHealth's Role in Patient Engagement."
It's a pretty awesome time to be a healthcare technology reporter, professionally speaking. Personally? I see green every time I hear about the latest advance in patient-facing healthcare...
Reaction from hospital executives was mixed following Friday's announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services of a proposed extension of Meaningful Use Stage 2 through 2016.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has reversed its position on the timeline for implementing the Meaningful Use incentive program, proposing an extension of Stage 2 through 2016 and beginning Stage 3 in 2017 for those providers that have competed at least two years in Stage 2.