ONC announces new challenge program

The ONC has announced a new challenge initiative called the Market Research and Development Pilot Challenge.

Health IT plays key role in enhancing drug safety measures

The Federal Food and Drug Administration has committed itself to enhancing drug safety surveillance for patients throughout the country.

Looking beyond ICD-10 deadline: Setting goals for after the transition

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society ICD-10 Task Force recently released a guide at the HIMSS conference for health care professionals to use after they implement the new ICD-10 codes.

Study shows how health IT helps health care industry achieve the triple aim

Many health professionals have adopted electronic health records and other health technology to assist them in reaching the three objectives of the triple aim.

House passes SGR bill, ICD-10 deadline still Oct. 1

The sustainable growth rate bill was recently approved by the Senate on April 14.

ONC releases updates for certification criteria and health IT safety guide

The ONC recently included a proposed ruling for the health IT certification criteria and updates to the Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information.

HIMSS Leadership Survey shows importance of health IT

The results of this year's 26th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey were issued at the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago to show attendees the impact that health IT is having on the industry.

2015 HIMSS Conference will focus on EHRs and MU

As the health care industry places increasing importance on interoperability and health information exchange, it is not surprising that two of the major topics of discussion during the conference will be EHR adoption and meaningful use requirements.

CMS MU audits prove burdensome

A batch of meaningful use audits was recently conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to ensure that all eligible providers in the EHR Incentive Programs are adhering to meaningful use requirements.

The health care industry may not be ready for ICD-10 as hoped

As the ICD-10 implementation date approaches, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is hoping that the health care industry is prepared for the drastic changes that it will experience as a result of the new coding system.

EHR systems and telehealth devices prove key to patient engagement

Due to the recent push from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to focus more on health information exchange and patient engagement, electronic tools like EHRs have become incredibly important.

CMS report: Majority of hospitals meet MU requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a report that shows the number of hospitals participating in meaningful use programs is higher than it has ever been.

ONC strategies aid health care industry with HIE expansion

Providers have recently started working hard to enhance electronic health interoperability and HIE to make the large amounts of health data gathered from patients shareable.

AHIMA shows support for stage 3 MU ruling

Although the responses to the new MU ruling have been both positive and negative, the American Health Information Management Association has reported satisfaction with the proposed objectives.

How are EHRs and telehealth revolutionizing the health care industry?

There have been significant changes to patient care as providers adopt new electronic health records and other health IT systems.

Why do providers and patients support HIE?

Enhancing HIE strategies will have benefits that include increased access to essential medical data.

Study: New blood test may detect early onset of osteoarthritis

New research led by the University of Warwick in the U.K. found what may be the first effective blood test for identifying the early stages of osteoarthritis.