On Tuesday at HIMSS14 in Orlando, Fla., ONC Chief Medical Officer Jacob Reider said that the recently proposed voluntary 2015 EHR certification looks to address challenges in the prior certification criteria that some might call "bugs."
Federal officials speaking at a panel discussion Tuesday at HIMSS14 in Orlando, Fla., said they expect to publish a draft report on a risk-based regulatory framework for health IT that promotes innovation, protects patient safety and avoids regulatory duplication by the end of March.
Despite lingering perceptions that healthcare in rural areas is inferior to that offered in big cities, physicians working in both environments share largely similar professional beliefs and behavior, according to a new study published in the Journal of Rural Health.
Although practices handled the relatively low volume of newly insured health-exchange patients smoothly at first, some offices struggle to keep up with verifying new enrollees' coverage, according to Kaiser Health News.
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano announced it will not accept the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award this April in the wake of accusations a hospital neurosurgeon botched multiple surgeries after drinking or doing drugs, the Dallas Business Journal reported.
What's holding the industry back from achieving interoperability? One reason is that it lacks the "wow factor," says Marc Probst. The CIO of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, who talked exclusively with FierceHealthIT at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives' CIO forum in Orlando, Fla., this week, said interoperability takes vision and patience.
More than 75 percent of respondents to the survey, released Monday afternoon at the organization's annual conference in Orlando, indicated that they expect to qualify for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use this year.
Many states continue to consider Medicaid expansion options that would let them tailor the program to fit their priorities and healthcare needs. No matter what approach these states take, a tailored expansion won't happen quickly.
The indictment of California State Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello) on federal corruption charges last week was and is front-page news in my home base of Los Angeles, and it turns out the story has...
Patients, fed up with the facility fees that many hospitals and healthcare systems impose on them, may soon refuse to pay the charges, the Miami Herald repo rted.