Current Headlines

  1. Can Cloud Increase Revenue?

    Businesses believe adopting cloud computing technologies will ultimately increase their revenue, according to a study sponsored by Cisco. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  2. Apple’s iPad Leverages Anatomy Software To Move Into Healthcare

    3D4Medical and Apple team up to create attractive devices for the medical field. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  3. Breaches Left 140 Million Records Vulnerable This Year

    Since the beginning of the year, nearly 150,000 records were compromised as a result of data breaches. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  4. Physicians Still Watching And Waiting For 2015 Meaningful Use Program Requirements

    Because the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has yet to issue the so-called “modification rule” for the electronic health record (EHR) Meaningful Use program for 2015, the AMA is calling on the agency to create an automatic hardship exemption for physicians who did not have the opportunity to report successfully this year.

  5. Virginia Tech And Leidos Partner On Critical Healthcare Research

    Virginia Tech and science and technology solutions company Leidos recently announced a partnership to collaborate on student-conducted scientific research into the big data challenges of today’s electronic health records with the aim of optimizing healthcare delivery.

  6. WEDI Extends Use Of ICD-10 Issue Reporting Database Beyond Implementation Deadline

    The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other industry associations and partners, announced its searchable ICD-10 Issue Reporting Database – originally launched in early 2014 as part of its ICD-10 Implementation Success Initiative – will continue operation after the transition to ICD-10.

  7. Barco Recognized For Innovative Method To Increase Visibility Of Subtle Details In Medical Images

    Healthcare imaging specialist Barco has been granted a patent for its I-Luminate technology, a unique Luminance Boost Method and System, specifically developed to improve detection of fine details in breast images.

  8. Stratus Video Interpreting Foresees Growing Need For Healthcare Interpretation Services Amid Refugee Influx

    More than 7 million Syrians have been displaced by war, creating a growing refugee crisis for the United States and Europe; in response, President Obama recently pledged to take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees within the next year (1).

  9. Vendor Gag Clauses Can Hinder Interoperability

    A recently-released study finds proprietary clauses inhibit criticism and transparency. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  10. ASCO Urges Congress To Prevent EHR Information Blocking

    Oncologists urge legislators to create data-sharing requirements to strengthen interoperability. By Christine Kern, contributing writer