House officials say VistA needs review by government watchdog

Two top House officials want a government watchdog to review the Department of Veterans Affairs electronic health record system.read more

The EHR: Uniting physicians and patients in common frustration

“The third person in the exam room,” is how one former practicing physician describes the electronic health record (EHR)–one that gets in the middle of the doctor-patient relationship….

read more

Study: HIT use aligned with new payment, delivery models supported improved care delivery

Providers with robust electronic health records who participated in an accountable care organizations or patient-centered medical homes were the most likely to routinely perform certain care processes, according to a study&nbsp…

Employer-sponsored health plans find solace in private exchanges

Data sesurity and wellness programs were a primary focus for lawmakers, insurers and business representatives during a Senate Subcommittee hearing Thursday on employer-sponsored health plans that are reaping the benefits of switching to a pri…

Employer-sponsored health plans find solace in private exchanges

Data sesurity and wellness programs were a primary focus for lawmakers, insurers and business representatives during a Senate Subcommittee hearing Thursday on employer-sponsored health plans that are reaping the benefits of switching to a pri…

CIO Deborah Gash: How St. Luke’s Health System tackles data security [Q&A]

LAS VEGAS — Cybersecurity is a hot topic among attendees at this year’s meeting of the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society–especially on the heels of two recent ransomware attacks. FierceHealthIT caught up with Deborah Gash, vice president and CIO at Kansas City, Missouri-based St. Luke’s Health System to talk about how her organization is investing in data security and protecting its health IT systems. 

read more

HIMSS16 leadership survey: Clinicians have a positive influence on organizations’ IT attitudes

Adding a doctor or nurse to the IT leadership team changes how a healthcare organization views its technology efforts. That’s one takeaway from the 27th annual HIMSS leadership survey, released today at its annual meeting in Las Vegas.

read more

HIMSS16 survival guide: Making the most of your time in Las Vegas

To help you better navigate HIMSS16, we break down some of the most important topics that will be covered, the must-see keynote speakers and how to use social media to keep track of it all.read more

Healthcare.gov announces security upgrade

In response to continusing security concerns, HealthCare.gov is offering federal health insurance exchange customers a new privacy management option.read more

Google to launch life sciences company

Google, which recently announced plans to reorganize the company and its multiple ventures, will launch a life sciences company to develop new healthcare technology, the company’s co-founder announced.

Older posts «

Explore the Archive