Category Archives: HIT Implementation

500 Health IT Jobs Slated for Atlanta

Cloud-based health IT company athenahealth to ‘deepen its roots’ in the South with new office ATLANTA | June 27, 2013 Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush have confirmed the cloud-based EHR company’s plans to expand in Atlanta, something that has been talked about … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH LOUIS BURNS, CEO, INTEL – GE CARE INNOVATIONS

In advance of the iHT2 Health IT Summit in Phoenix, Louis Burns, CEO, Intel – GE Care Innovations joined the iHT2 Education Department to discuss Accountable Care Organizations, Remote Care Management, his upcoming keynote presentation taking place at the Summit. One of Care-Innovations’ goals is … Continue reading

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Health IT Policy Committee Meeting: The Year Ahead and a Glimpse at Stage 4 of Meaningful Use

At the Jan. 8 Health IT Policy Committee meeting, Farzad Mostashari, M.D., national coordinator for health IT, and Paul Tang, M.D., vice chair of the committee, outlined some priorities for the year ahead, including a glimpse of what Stage 4 … Continue reading

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$400 Million Broadband Allocation Planned

Expanding patient access to medical specialists is the goal of a new, permanent $400 million annual allocation to promote or develop high-speed communications links to rural providers. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski made the announcement Wednesday at 190-bed Oakland (Calif.) Children’s … Continue reading

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EHR Incentives Over $10B to Date

WASHINGTON | January 9, 2013 Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record payments are estimated to have blasted through $10.3 billion to a total of 180,200 physicians and hospitals through December since the program’s inception. December’s payments of $1.25 billion were driven by the … Continue reading

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White House Calls for Healthcare Cuts, Permanent SGR Fix.

The White House has called for a permanent—not temporary—fix to Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula and about $400 billion in healthcare cuts, according to a source familiar with the fiscal-cliff negotiations. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), however, was generally dismissive of … Continue reading

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ID Theft Scheme Hits 400+ in Louisiana and Elsewhere

The health care services division of Louisiana State University, which operates seven hospitals, has notified more than 400 individuals in 12 states following the arrest of an employee charged with using patient information to make counterfeit checks, according to local … Continue reading

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U.S. Primary Care Doctors Making Sizeable Strides on Health IT.

 Primary care physicians in the United States and other countries are making inroads on health information technology use but continue to experience access-to-care barriers and breakdowns in coordination issues with other health care professionals, the Commonwealth Fund reported in a … Continue reading

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November 30 is the Last Day for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to Register and Attest for an Incentive Payment in FY 2012

The last day that eligible hospitals and CAHs can register and submit attestation in fiscal year (FY) 2012 for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program is November 30, 2012. For eligible hospitals and CAHs, this means that they must successfully attest … Continue reading

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App Serves as a Personal Wellness Coach.

Researchers at California-based Lark have developed the Larklife app designed to keep track of fitness, exercise, sleep and nutrition and to serve as a personal coach for health and productivity. The app collects real-time data through a wristband and provides … Continue reading

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