More physicians than ever have embraced electronic prescribing, but the road to adoption still has some bumps in it, as indicated by Surescripts' newly released annual National Progress Report and Safe-Rx Rankings.
Concerns about the viability and security of mobile devices were among several issues brought up by health IT leaders with regard to network challenges and barriers as outlined in a newly released HIMSS Analytics report. The report, which was based on a small focus group convened at HIMSS13 in March, also found that while the participants shared similar infrastructure priorities, they differed in their plans for taking action on those priorities.
Achieving Meaningful Use is a necessary component for a positive return on an electronic health record system investment for physicians, but it's not sufficient to drive a "real" return on investment, according to speakers participating on a recent webinar conducted by EHR vendor CareCloud.
ONC is shoring up health information exchange efforts with the long-awaited release of the "Governance Framework for Trusted Electronic Health Information Exchange."
Crowdsourcing can be an effective means of labeling medically relevant terms that could then be used in statistical tools to provide sentence-level context results, a study from Stanford University...
New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago illustrates yet another reason to get a jump on ICD-10 implementation: Mapping the 50,000 new medical diagnosis codes and 70,000 new procedure...
The William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA medical Center in Columbia, S.C., faces a federal lawsuit following a breach that impacted more than 7,400 veterans.
The Direct standard, which enables participants to send authenticated and encrypted health data directly to trusted recipients online, could help to accelerate health information exchange efforts, according to a pair of consumer coalitions.
While the most recent incarnation of the HIPAA likely will provide plenty of privacy headaches both for providers and vendors in the industry, support for HIPAA seems to be growing in the cloud vendor community.
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have used "powerful algorithms" developed by computer scientists at Brown University to assemble the most complete genetic profile yet of acute myeloid leukemia, highlighting the role that technology plays in making sense of giant datasets required for medical research.