ONC Beacon Community Program leaders, reflecting on the federally-funded program as it nears its end, discuss accomplishments, challenges, and possibilities imagined but not yet achieved on the way to what one dubbed "Beaconville."
Facing a post-recession and post-health reform crossroads, many critical access hospitals are looking for new ways to fulfill their mission as rural providers, while also finding financial sustainability. Health information exchange is one of the current goals for Illinois CAHs, with support from state health IT officials and the HITECH Act.
The Healthcare Information Xchange of New York (HIXNY) recognized a physician practice, an electronic medical records (EMR) company, and two of its own at the organization’s annual meeting December 4, 2012 at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. Boston-based InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, was the exclusive sponsor for HIXNY’s annual meeting.
Among some notable health IT news this week: InterSystems has opened it first office in Saudi Arabia, following what's expected to be a growth in the Middle Eastern country's health economy. And Bill Clinton's charitable organization has launched a new program backing health IT as a way to reduce rural health disparities.
City employees in Billings, Montana can now access their personal health records online, as part of pilot project stemming from the ONC. In Florida, Medicaid recipients can do the same, to manage records online and also tap a number of health resources.
It shouldn't be a surprise that approximately 20 percent of healthcare companies that are adopting mobile technologies do not have clear intentions. mHIMSS Editor Eric Wicklund dissects the root causes.
InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, today announced it has been ranked a leader in the IDC MarketScape: U.S. Health Information Exchange Platform Solutions 2012 Vendor Assessment, Doc # HI235816. IDC Health Insights examined the capabilities and strategies of 16 HIE platform vendors on the basis of estimated market share and potential for growth, and determined that the InterSystems HealthShare(TM) strategic informatics platform is a leading solution.
LiveData, Inc. has announced that it is achieving significant progress on development work in association with a $500,000 contract awarded by the U.S. Army Small Business Administration (SBA) Commercialization Pilot Program (CPP). The contract is for work in accelerating the transition of LiveData's latest data integration and display technologies from development to implementation and commercial deployment in military hospitals.
Oregon CCOs, as in Coordinated Care Organizations, 3M opens HDD and the VA and DoD will inject it into iEHR, early progress points from a Pioneer ACO, big data tools on fraud and abuse, and a public hospital CEO's chief concerns.
The new book "Pursuing the Triple Aim" shines a light on seven pioneering healthcare organizations that are gearing up to improve patient and population health at a lower cost, and doing so without drivers from the federal government.
Today, HawkPartners, LLC and ICARE released results from their Global Patient Pulse. The study asked thousands of patients around the world about their perceptions of various healthcare providers and institutions, their most pressing healthcare needs, the quality of their country's healthcare system, and how they feel about its healthcare future.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will disburse $4.5 million in grants to three centers focused on improving clinical preventive services and practices such as screening, counseling and use of preventive medications for patients.