Rumors about an ICD-10 delay swirled through the halls -- while CMS unwrapped provider resources and some experts began discussing the real challenges come 2015 when the government and payers really know how to use the codes.
Rebecca Coelius, MD, ONC's Medical Officer for Innovations, talks with Bernie Monegain about how ONC defines innovation and is driving advancements in areas such as Blue Button and standards of interoperability.
How a large health system and a small hospital are connecting patients online and meeting Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements, plus the challenges they face -- like making sure docs see test results before patients.
Two Indiana physician practices are using a cloud-based platform to "connect the dots" in patient care, enabling clinicians in different locations to pull in patient data and coordinate a care management plan on tablets. MORE
Linda Shanley, CIO at Saint Francis Hospital in Connecticut, knows a thing or two about starting up an ACO despite adversity. The hospital is launching an ACO with 24 different EMRs and a dozen different systems. MORE
With more than 50 percent of physicians and 80 percent of hospitals having adopted electronic health records and achieved some measure of meaningful use, the great promise of digitizing the U.S. healthcare system lies ahead. MORE
Physician use of Health IT has gone from almost zero to pervasive in 20 years. Sure, it may have a lot of potholes, too many areas still under construction and perhaps you need to take a detour or two to get where you’re going. But it is here and that is awesome. MORE