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Satisfaction of HIE vendors dips

Satisfaction with health information exchange solutions has dropped an average of 8 percent since last year, as provider demands have outpaced vendor delivery, according to a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.

HIT policy committee OKs MU Stage 3 recommendations

The Health IT Policy Committee Tuesday voted to approve the Meaningful Use workgroup's Stage 3 recommendations. The recommendations--scaled back 30 percent from the initial number--will now go to the CMS.

Report: Global HIE market to reach $878 million by 2018

The global healthcare information exchange (HIE) market is expected to grow to $878 million by 2018 from $558 million in 2013, according to a new report from Dallas-based research firm...

Video conferencing in healthcare: Who gets the check?

By Judy Mottl Mobile healthcare technology is advancing at rapid pace, driving a steady stream of innovative treatment strategies and devices that promise to save everyone money while improving...

Eric Topol: Remote patient monitoring is the future, but we're not there yet

With the promise of remote patient monitoring technologies comes privacy and legal issues, but there is reason to be optimistic, according to Eric Topol, M.D.

Interoperability, patient safety key to ONC budget

The $75 million allocated for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in President Obama's proposed FY 2015 budget will increase focus on interoperability and patient safety,...

Do EMRs make it too easy to fudge documentation?

Scribes in the healthcare industry are becoming increasingly popular. They allow physicians to focus on treating patients while freeing docs from the data-input required to document each visit.  But one anonymous scribe  says electronic medical records systems make it too easy to bill for things the physician did not do--such as counsel a patient to stop smoking.

Mobile video pilot aims to reduce ambulance, hospital admission costs

A Michigan healthcare services provider is prepping a mobile video-based health assessment program involving advanced paramedic care in a quest to reduce patient emergency room visits and hospital admissions while also saving on ambulance response costs.

Smartphone case could help users track vital signs

New mobile health monitoring technology in the form of a smartphone case promises to help users better track vital signs and make more informed lifestyle decisions. The technology, called Wello, is...

Researchers: It's time to advance personal health record mobility

By Judy Mottl New research on improving healthcare in emergency and disaster situations recommends the federal government take the lead in mobilizing personal health record systems to improve...