No New Health-Law Waivers to Be Given

The Obama administration on Friday said it would stop granting new waivers to the health-care overhaul in September following sharp opposition from...

HHS releases 2012 justification for funding requests

"OCR’s requested budget will support our ability to protect the public’s right to equal access and opportunity to participate in and receive services...

Hospital chief pleads guilty in case over firing of Texas nurses

Stan Wiley, former hospital administrator of Winkler County Memorial Hospital, Kermit Texas, pleaded guilty to abuse of official capacity for his role in the...

Georgia Group Receives Funds To Support Rural Health Care Programs

HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded three contracts totaling $9.2 million to the Georgia Health Policy Center to support programs...

OCR Plans to Tighten Up HITECH Privacy, Security, Breach Regs

The HHS Office for Civil Rights plans to uses to powers authorized under the HITECH Act to tighten up a host of security and...

ONC adds $80M to extension centers, HIEs and workforce programs

By Mary Mosquera The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has awarded a total of $80 million more for its regional ...

Making Mobile Health Work for Your Medical Practice

Physicians have always been a mobile crowd — zipping between exam rooms, clinics, and hospitals. Now, with the help of smartphones and wireless access, healthcare...

ARRA Stimulates State Transparency, Highlights Grant Management Flaws

The good news is that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 has pushed some state governments to be more transparent. The bad...

AHIMA Summit Highlights Future of HIT

By, MacKenzie Kimball During the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Health Information Technology (HIT) Summit, held June 7-8 in...

HIMSS Analytics to gauge hospital readiness for meaningful use

CHICAGO – Officials of HIMSS Analytics, the not-for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and management System Society (HIMSS), announced Wednesday they would...

HIMSS Analytics looking to go international with its EMR Adoption Model

By, Molly Merrill CHICAGO – HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model is gaining interest internationally, according to Dave Garets, the company's CEO and president. HIMSS...

How the healthcare industry can increase the number of successful EHR/EMR...

Patty Enrado, Contributing Editor Long before ARRA, more than five years ago, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center began a $50...

Cost of New CCHIT EHR Certifications

Time to take a look at the costs associated with the 2011 CCHIT Certification programs. If you’re not sure which programs I’m talking about,...

CCHIT poised to begin new certification programs

Bernie Monegain, Editor The Certification Commission for healthcare information technology has announced that it will launch new certification programs on Oct. 7. CCHIT officials...

HIMSS white paper: “usability” critical to adoption of EMRs

Kyle Hardy, Community Editor CHICAGO – The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's EHR Usability Task Force has released a white paper focusing on the...