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April 13, 2015  10:39 PM

HIMSS 2015 attendees just want to find their way

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
EHR, health IT innovation, HIMSS 2015, precision medicine

When I got into the taxi to catch my plane from Boston to the HIMSS 2015 conference, my cabbie didn't know how to get to Logan Airport. He needed a GPS to guide him. Then, in Chicago,...

March 13, 2015  4:02 PM

Why I’m more worried about EHR theft today than I was last week

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
cybersecurity, EHR, Electronic Medical Record, prescriptions

I had not been convinced about the dangers of one's EHR getting stolen in a data breach -- until now. If a cyberthief robs you of your financial information, that clearly...


February 17, 2015  2:02 PM

Patients want more options when scheduling medical appointments

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, mHealth, mHealth applications, mobile apps, telehealth

There is a distinct gap between how often patients in the United States are able to use digital technology to access their health information compared to how often they wish they could. If the next generation of patients gets its way, the difference between those two values will shrink...


February 3, 2015  2:20 PM

Cerner Corp. closes purchase of Siemens Health Services

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Cerner, EHR, Siemens Health Services, Soarian

Closing the books on a deal that was at least six months in the making, Cerner Corp. announced it has finalized its purchase of Siemens Health Services, an EHR and business unit of


January 29, 2015  2:34 PM

Responding to industry pressure, CMS plans to shorten meaningful use reporting to 90 days

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
CHIME, CMS, EHR, electronic health record, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 3, stage 2

Relief is coming for thousands of providers who worried about gathering and reporting EHR data for 365 days as part of stage 2 of the government's meaningful...


January 27, 2015  1:29 PM

State Innovation Models Initiative to fund telehealth, EHRs

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CMS, EHR, State Innovation Models Initiative, telehealth

A portion of an investment approaching $1 billion, made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will go toward stimulating the practice of telehealth and increasing patient access to EHRs. An Accenture report analyzes...


October 27, 2014  8:40 AM

CDC, ONC collaborate to improve use of EHRs for Ebola screening

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
CDC, Ebola, EHR, EHR systems, ONC

The Public Health-EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative, composed of public health practitioners and EHR vendors, convened earlier this month to discuss Ebola electronic screening tools and protocols. The PH-EHR Vendors Collaboration Initiative was established by the CDC the ONC in August 2013 to...


October 9, 2014  1:53 PM

CMS reopens meaningful use hardship exceptions

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
EHR, hardship exceptions, Meaningful use, meaningful use attestation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reopened the submission period for meaningful use hardship exception applications for eligible providers. CMS extended the period...


September 22, 2014  8:34 AM

Department of Homeland Security branch implements eClinicalWorks

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
EHR, EHR systems, health information exchange

Medical professionals who manage care at all 23 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities are now using eClinicalWorks' cloud EHR. The Massachusetts-based healthcare IT vendor...


September 2, 2014  12:58 PM

DoD calls for proposals for new healthcare management systems

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
DOD, EHR, EHR implementation, gao, VA

The U.S. Department of Defense issued a request for proposals to update their legacy health IT systems, including their EHR. The project is expected to come with a multi-billion dollar price tag and put modernized systems in place...


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