Using a large EHR-based dataset, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found evidence supporting the FDA's warnings of the risks for abnormal heart rhythms associated with the antidepressant citalopram.
Federally Qualified Health Centers have seen much health IT progress, but could benefit from advanced functionalities as they prepare for Medicaid expansions, say researchers writing in the journal BMC Health Services.
Medical researchers writing in the New England Journal of Medicine argue that prioritizing, or triaging, critical care in the ICU has been underused, suggesting that ICU clinical support software could go a long way to more efficient care.
As New York lawmakers start sorting out next year's budget, the state Department of Health has outlined its proposal for meeting the state's Medicaid spending cap. With a new web-based Medicaid information system, the agency is focusing on incentivizing better primary-care and streamlining administration.
A bill that passed the House in January would sustain funding for several public health preparedness programs in the areas of bioterrorism, infectious disease and natural disaster public health management.
From Carolyn Clancy to Farzad Mostashari, with a former U.S. President topping it all off, federal health IT experts and agency heads will be presenting at the annual HIMSS conference in New Orleans come March.
HIE research aims to help with technical and business skills for query-based exchange, push notification and subscription services, provider directories, master data management and consumer engagement.