Here's yet another benefit of implementing an electronic health record: They can help hospitals meet the Joint Commission standards for medical record keeping, according to a new article in the Oct. 6 issue of Inside the Joint Commission.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Federal Trade Commission plan to work together to promote competition in the health IT marketplace, the two agencies have revealed.
Is anyone else as concerned as I am about Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas' actions these past few days? And I'm not just talking about the clearly troublesome misdiagnosis of Thomas Eric Duncan, who was sent home from the hospital emergency department despite having the Ebola virus. He's now fighting for his life. No, I'm referring to the hospital's waffling of the mistake.
Hospitals actually profit from a drug-discount program developed for low-income and uninsured patients because the program expanded to serve a richer, better-insured patient base, according to a study published in Health Affairs.
FierceHealthIT spoke with Glenn Engelmann, senior counsel in the Washington, D.C. law firm of McDermott Will & Emery and a former senior executive with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, about the recently launched Open Payments database.
In addition to the medical challenges of dealing with Ebola, there may be legal trouble in store for the Dallas hospital housing the country's first patient diagnosed with the virus, according to Texas Lawyer.
The lost dollars are whispering ever louder in the ears of Medicaid naysayers. Two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it was up to states to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable...
State legislatures aim to reduce a prevalent problem in the healthcare sector: violence against workers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has green lighted two telehealth applications both focused on decreasing hospital readmissions by providing physicians with post-hospital patient data while the patient recuperates at home.
Massachusetts hospitals have stepped up the transparency of their post-medical error apology process, according to New England Public Radio.