Current Headlines

  1. Healthcare Miscommunication Costs 2,000 Lives And $1.7 Billion
    2/11/2016

    Total numbers are probably higher according to new research. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  2. Rural Healthcare Endangered
    2/11/2016

    Close to one-third of all U.S. rural hospitals are “vulnerable to closure” in 2016. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  3. CONNECT Bill Would Extend Telehealth Services Via Medicare
    2/10/2016

    The bipartisan bill would help providers meet the goals of MACRA with telehealth options. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  4. $1 Million Round Of Innovation Grants Launched
    2/10/2016

    Second round of Innovation Discovery Grants encourages improvements in patient care. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  5. Rochester RHIO Reduces Duplicate Patient Records With NextGate's Patient Matching EMPI Solution
    2/10/2016

    NextGate, the leading healthcare technology company for patient and provider identification, recently announced that Rochester RHIO, a secure electronic health information exchange, has launched NextGate's MatchMetrix technology platform as their Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) solution.

  6. IP Services Today Announces That The American Hospital Association (AHA) Has Exclusively Endorsed Information Technology Compliance And Managed Security Services From IP Services
    2/10/2016

    IP Services' Information Technology Compliance and Managed Security Services help hospitals protect patient data by supporting proactive, enterprise-wide integrity verification and security incident and event management, while also helping to reduce IT maintenance time, effort and costs.

  7. New Research From Greythorn Finds Gender Based Pay Inequality In Healthcare IT Industry
    2/10/2016

    According to new research from Greythorn about salaries in healthcare IT, men are five times as likely as women to report incomes of $160,000 or greater.

  8. World's Largest Annual mHealth Study From research2guidance Launched - Invitation To Participate
    2/10/2016

    2015 was another fascinating year for mHealth. By the fourth quarter, research2guidance had reported that the total number of mHealth app downloads worldwide had reached 3 billion from 165,000 app solutions on the market, making the mHealth industry worth $10.2bn.

  9. EHNAC Announces New Accreditation Program For Cloud-Enabled Service Providers
    2/10/2016

    The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission(EHNAC), a non-profit, federally recognized standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, announced today that it has finalized the criteria for Cloud-Enabled Accreditation Program along with the accreditation achievements of three cloud-computing vendors – FIGmd, Inc.; HealthcarePays Network, LLC; and MedicaSoft.

  10. CMS Rules Propose Sharing Claims Data With ‘Qualified Entities’
    2/9/2016

    The rule would encourage analysis and sharing of the medical-claims data. By Christine Kern, contributing writer