High-risk security vulnerabilities were discovered in audits of information system general controls at 10 state Medicaid agencies between 2010 and 2012, according to a report published this week by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General.
Hospital physicians can predict which patients will experience post-surgical complications and, in turn, reduce unplanned readmissions, using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program predicted risk of major complications, a new study published in JAMA Surgery shows.
Despite calling the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' recent announcement of increased flexibility for hardship exemptions in relation to Meaningful Use Stage 2 "vital relief" for hospital CIOs, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives President and CEO Russell Branzell says that many concerns still remain.
The Defense Health Agency has requested a seven percent budget increase for 2015--$1.6 billion--to support operations and maintenance of health information management systems, reports Nextgov. DHA...
Payers increasingly use data to engage customers with their own health and wellness outcomes.
When considering ways to innovate healthcare and incorporate technology into better patient care, look to other industries--and don't hesitate to hop on a plane. That advice came courtesy of Edward Marx, senior VP and CIO at Texas Health Resources, who was speaking at FierceHealthIT 's executive breakfast, "Harnessing Technology and Data to Enable Accountable Care," held last week at HIMSS14 in Orlando, Fla.
Nearly 10 years after the creation of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), the U.S. healthcare system is making advances in harnessing the power of health information to improve care, but...
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced Tuesday the launch of a new Connect2Health Task Force, which aims to use the agency's expertise to better intersect broadband connectivity, advanced technology and health.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT have released two additional draft electronic clinical quality measures (CQMs) for review, download, testing and public comment.
More than three-fourths of studies on health IT have found that technology provides at least some positive impact on patient care, but the studies themselves need improvement, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's new literature review.