Current Headlines

  1. CBO Report: Obamacare Will Cost Less Than Predicted
    4/18/2014

    Latest estimates for costs of ACA suggest lower price tag than expected for 2014. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  2. Healthcare Could Catch Heartbleed Bug
    4/18/2014

    Heartbleed could infect healthcare if it reaches email accounts, EHRs, and even remote monitoring devices. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  3. HIE Adopts Automated Syndromic Surveillance Reporting
    4/18/2014

    New reporting system improves efficiency of syndromic surveillance reporting. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  4. Can Hackathons Fix Health IT?
    4/17/2014

    Could the software community’s popular “hackathons” lend a hand to medical technology as well? By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  5. Implementation Cost Deters E-Prescribing
    4/17/2014

    Despite the benefits of e-prescribing, a recent study published in Perspectives in Health Information Management says high cost is the biggest barrier to adoption. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  6. Moving From Data Capturing To Data Management
    4/17/2014

    Kodak Alaris develops new software for intelligent document management. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  7. OIG Changes Position On HIE Fees
    4/17/2014

    OIG’s 2011 decision which allowed $1 fees for in and out of network transactions has now been reversed; athenahealth says this is a huge setback for HIE adoption. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  8. 2014 MU Incentive Program Off To Slow Start
    4/17/2014

    CMS reports more than 458K providers participating in Meaningful Use. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  9. Telehealth Solution Remotely Monitors Patients
    4/16/2014

    Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center implements telehealth solution to provide clinical services to patients remotely. By Wendy Grafius, contributing writer

  10. AMA Upset Over Medicare Usage Data Release
    4/16/2014

    CMS has released physician payment and service data, physicians say they should have been consulted first. By Katie Wike, contributing writer