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2 Winners Named For ONC's Blue Button App Challenges

Mary Mosquera | mHIMSS | October 11, 2012

A California-based developer of mobile technology tools and a Virginia-based provider of communications solutions for care providers have been named the winners of two Blue Button app competitions sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Read More »

5 Questions With Stephen Mickelsen, Mobile Application Architect For Humetrix iBlueButton

Chad Johnson | HL7Standards.com | September 9, 2013

[...] While not often considered a hot topic at the C-suite level, the government has taken some very interesting steps to encourage patients to become willing participants in their care, be it through ACO preventative care measures or healthcare standards. Read More »

A Few Thoughts About The Health-Care Marketplace

Jeanne Pinder | Clear Health Costs | February 27, 2013

Is it time for rate-setting in the health-care marketplace? Is it time for single-payer health care? Or an end to the entire for-profit system of mis-aligned incentives? Or transparency? Can we continue in this vein? Read More »

A Middleware Dose: the Antidote to Healthcare’s EHR Interoperability Bug

Despite wide penetration of EHR's in hospitals, clinics and physician offices, access to patient information between systems continues to plaque our healthcare system. From a physician's perspective, we have a duty to provide the best care to addresses our patients’ health needs with the least possible risks of adverse events...Zoeticx, a developer of EHR middleware, has developed such a platform that has already been demonstrated to go far beyond the limitations present in EHR’s. Adding additional functionality to patient data has been accomplished with a seamless connection to disparate EHR systems. An additional benefit of this technology is that front-line providers no longer need to worry about accessing many different systems to manually utilize the data for patient care.

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Adoption Of Electronic Health Records Grows Rapidly, But Fewer Than Half Of US Hospitals Had At Least A Basic System In 2012

Catherine M. DesRoches, Dustin Charles, Michael F. Furukawa, et.al. | Health Affairs | July 9, 2013

The US health care system is in the midst of an enormous change in the way health care providers and hospitals document, monitor, and share information about health and care delivery. Part of this transition involves a wholesale, but currently uneven, shift from paper-based records to electronic health record (EHR) systems. [...] Read More »

BlueEHS™ Attracts 1,100 New Medical Practices Each Month

Press Release | ZH Healthcare | February 23, 2016

ZH HealthcareTM (ZH), the leading provider of Health IT as a ServiceTM (HITaaSTM), today presented its 2015 report card and announced major initiatives for 2016...In 2015 ZH defined its mission: “to make health information technology and electronic medical records affordable and accessible to everyone.” Mr. Hameed declared that, “The path to achieving ZH’s mission is by delivering a platform that enables healthcare providers and innovators to quickly build and deploy their Electronic Health Solution, using a set of tools and modules available on the cloud, with minimal time and cost...

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CMS EHR Incentive Payments Flirt With $7 Billion

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | September 6, 2012

Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record payments are approaching $7 billion since its inception, with $6.9 billion paid out to 143,800 physicians and hospitals in total program estimates through the end of August. Read More »

CMS: Meaningful Use EHR Incentives Hit $12.3B In February

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | March 15, 2013

With some healthcare providers now into their second year of meaningful use reporting, Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record payments were estimated at $12.3 billion paid to a total of 219,000 physicians and hospitals through February since the program’s inception. Read More »

Commentary: Better Communication For Improved Outcomes, Reduced Readmissions

Andrew Brooks | Government Health IT | April 26, 2013

Despite having one of the most technically advanced healthcare systems in the world, the United States continues to struggle with the most basic of tasks — efficient communication and care coordination amongst different providers. Read More »

CommonWell Health Alliance Expands And Live With Interoperability Service Offering

Press Release | CommonWell Health Alliance | February 23, 2014

CommonWell Health Alliance (the "Alliance") – the health information technology (HIT) vendor-led interoperability effort – announced today that Tenet Healthcare Corporation THC -1.25% , with 77 hospitals in 14 states, has signed a letter of intent to use the Alliance services. [...] Read More »

Computerization In Health Care Demands High Data Standards

Thomas C. Redman and Donald Nielsen | Harvard Business Review | February 25, 2013

Recent reports bookend the promise and peril of computerization and the electronic medical record in health care. On the truly positive side, the Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealth Group have teamed up to form Optum Labs, a research group aimed at mining (initially) claims records for over 100 million people and 5 million clinical records... Read More »

Consumer Guide Promotes Personal Health Records

Ken Terry | InformationWeek | September 17, 2012

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has issued a guide to help consumers understand how they can access their medical records and what they can do with them. Read More »

Consumer Health IT Summit - Government As Catalyst

Brian Ahier | Government Health IT | September 13, 2012

Kicking off National Health IT Week the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) hosted the second Consumer Health IT Summit on Monday, September 10, 2012. Read More »

Contract Management For The Healthcare Industry

David Miron | openSourceinc.com | September 25, 2012

Healthcare providers face a growing list of complex contracting challenges. These challenges create the potential for substantial revenue leaks, and the key to plugging most of those is improving contract management efficiency. Improvements can always be made at every level of the contract management life-cycle, its finding the problems that pose the real challenge. Read More »

Conversion To New Government Codes For Healthcare Providers Could Spark More Confusion

Gene Marcial | Forbes | June 25, 2013

If you think the issue of healthcare is already a big source of confusion, wait till medical providers try to divine the new diagnostic “codes” the government has prescribed to describe diseases and hospital procedures for insurance companies to pay the costs involved... Read More »