HIMSS group criticizes 2015 meaningful use proposal

After the delay of ICD-10, it seemed as if the health care industry had finally agreed on the usefulness of certain technologies in medical environments.

Boston Children's Hospital targeted by hacker groups

Data breaches of sensitive patient information ostensibly stored in electronic health record systems are a perennial threat to the health care industry.

Google Glass makes accessing EHR information quicker, easier

Meaningful use requirements are generally meant to prompt health care organizations to up their electronic health record system usage, though the program is expanding beyond just that.

FBI says EHR systems will see increased data security threats

Even though the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is experiencing a degree of executive upheaval, health care professionals should not assume that already established policies on electronic health record systems will change.

Patient access to EHR information key to meaningful use stage 2

Meaningful use requirements are intended to spur health care organizations into implementing their electronic health record systems in new and resourceful ways.

Internet may be poor source for medical information

The Internet has revolutionized almost every aspect of life since its introduction in the late 1990s.

EHR satisfaction growing among physicians

When electronic health record systems first came on the scene at the beginning of meaningful use requirements, physicians and health care administrators were quick to denigrate the technology.

New mobile health, EHR functionalities call medical devices into question

The incredible functionality of mobile health technologies such as smartphone and tablet applications has created new developments within the health care industry.

Leverage patient engagement through better EHR, population management use

Regardless of what technology physicians may use, the ultimate goal for doctors is to improve patient quality of care.

Continuing silence from CMS on ICD-10 delay launches more industry analysis

After ICD-10 was officially delayed due to the particular language of a fast-approved bill earlier this month, many industry professionals expected a quick reaction from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Nonsurgical treatment may ease pain from knee osteoarthritis

While knee osteoarthritis can cause serious mobility issues for those with the condition, recovery from corrective surgery can be just as uncomfortable.

Health care organizations attempt to move forward amid ICD-10 delay

When the bill containing language that delayed the implementation of ICD-10 was passed earlier this month, many health care organizations believed that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would immediately issue guidance on how best to proceed with preparation efforts.

FDA seeks public input on health IT regulation framework

The government mandate of the widespread use of new technologies in health care has frustrated many physicians and other front-line professionals.

Excessive adolescent computer use may lead to higher osteoporosis risk

Computers are a fact of life in the modern world and their use is practically unavoidable for anyone with a job or in school.

40 percent of organizations have no EHR governance in place

Despite the increase in efficiency they affect and the meaningful use incentives they garner, electronic health record systems are not usually well-received when a practice begins the process to implement the technology into its workflow.

Task specification, phased approach can help small practices adopt EHRs

Small practices that are just now preparing to adopt an electronic health record system may be slightly behind the curve when it comes to industry-wide rates of implementation, but meaningful use incentives are still out there for the taking.

Study identifies absorbent inner-bone material that may explain osteoporosis

Human bone is a remarkably durable material in healthy men and women, but researchers have never been able to determine exactly what makes it so.

Small practices must balance meaningful use and IT concerns

In recent months, it seems that health care organizations have had no shortage of concerns regarding business methods.