Topic:

Health Information Technology

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Can a 'medical rounds robot' ease healthcare staffing woes?

Clinician staffing levels are an increasingly prevalent issue in the healthcare industry, so Japan's Toyohashi University of Technology developed a unique, high-tech solution--the world's first medical round robot.

The changing role of the hospital CCO

Hospital chief compliance officers are taking on more responsibilities in a post-Affordable Care Act landscape as more high-level executives retire, according to a new survey from Deloitte.

EHRs can help reduce readmissions, study shows

Electronic health records can help predict which inpatients are at high risk for readmission, and do so in real time, according to a new study in  BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 

CareFirst hack compromises info for 1.1 million consumers

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield on Wednesday announced that it was the target of a cyberattack that compromised information of about 1.1 million current and former consumers, as well as individuals who conducted business with the company online. 

EHRs can ID inpatients at high risk of readmission

Electronic health records can help predict which inpatients are at high risk for readmission, and do so in real time, according to a new study in  BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making.

Texas HIEs to join forces

Two Texas health information exchanges have agreed to combine forces to create a network that will cover 35 counties centered around Dallas and San Antonio.

Experts urge physicians to stay on course with Meaningful Use 2

Are electronic health records worth the effort and expense of adoption for small practices? And for those who've already implemented EHRs, is attesting to Meaningful Use, Stage 2, worthwhile when physicians already have so many other regulatory burdens on their plates? For many physicians, going electronic has yet to fulfill its promise of better streamlining and coordinating care.

HIMSS Davies Award winner smashes EHR stereotypes

If you think practice size or generational issues are an impediment to successful adoption of electronic health records (EHR), a four-physician practice run by a 65-year-old geriatrician may give you...

How docs should respond to patients who want to hit 'record'

There are several valid reasons a patient or family member may wish to take an audio recording of a medical visit, but many doctors are uncomfortable with being on the record in this manner. A recent article from the  Washington Post  discusses both sides of the issue, as well as how physicians can navigate the risks associated with either allowing or not allowing patients to record visits.  

What to do if your office is subject to a fraud investigation

Since the 2009 formation of a partnership between the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services dubbed "HEAT"--the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team--raids on medical practices are a regular occurrence, and several large-scale "nationwide takedowns" have resulted in coordinated, simultaneous office raids from coast to coast.