$30B could be saved each year from better device coordination Each year, a staggering 400,000 people are estimated to have died due to medical errors. What’s more, each day there’s also 10,000 serious complications resulting from medical mistakes. Part of the blame, nurses are saying, can be attributed to the lack of interoperability among medical devices.

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Many healthcare entities don’t fully understand that EHRs are just one piece of the vast HIPAA compliance puzzle. Electronic health records (EHR) systems are revolutionizing the collection and standardization of patient medical information. Never before has it been so easy for healthcare practitioners to have patient information so readily available, allowing for more efficient and …

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced this morning an important Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) funding opportunity, which is part of a Department-wide effort to achieve the safe and secure exchange and use of electronic health information to improve health and transform care as …

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The Office of the National Coordinator released this morning a draft roadmap, along with proposed actions to take in order to achieveinteroperability and a learning healthcare system in the next two years.

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Picture of Health highlights trends in the health IT industry with infographics and charts

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‘Developers need to optimize EHR systems to facilitate longitudinal care delivery’

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Health IT interest, adoption and use saw big strides in 2014. But debate surrounding federal health IT initiatives, regulation and the future of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT also grew over the last year.

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Retained, executive search firm, SSi-SEARCH, reveals new findings in its 2014 annual CIO survey results, designed to capture insights on how the CIO role is evolving. Among the findings: A growing workload and continued rapid change.

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We are deeply thankful and would like to extend our best wishes for a safe, happy and healthy holiday season!

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More than 257,000 eligible professionals will receive a penalty starting Jan. 1 for failing to meet Medicare meaningful use requirements, according to a CMS official, EHR Intelligence reports (Murphy, EHR Intelligence, 12/17).

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