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Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
West Penn Hospital would have closed without Highmark deal
Without its acquisition by Highmark Inc., West Penn Allegheny Health System would have been forced to shutter West...
AAMI: Meaningful use rewards early interoperability adopters
Evaluating hospital networks, data, drivers and device types should be completed before embarking on an...
The time is now for ACOs, former CMS administrator says
With the prohibitive and rising cost of healthcare, there has never been a greater need for accountable care...
In CO, a tale of two hospitals
Aspen Valley Hospital will give its employees an average pay increase of 2.4% this month, while the Vail Valley...
OIG to monitor Medicare, Medicaid IT upgrades, incentives
As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services prepares to upgrade its computer systems and begins to award...
Digital hospital records tied to higher efficiency
Patients treated at hospital emergency rooms that use all-digital-records systems are more likely to have shorter stays...
Insurers take lead in EHR implementation
When the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced its final rules and regulations for meaningful use of...
EHRs can’t measure stage 1 meaningful use
As hospitals gear up to meet Stage 1 of the meaningful use requirements under the federal government's electronic...
Insurers, costs spur rise in online medical records
Pressure from insurers such as Aetna Inc. and WellPoint Inc. and the need to cut hospital costs are speeding a move by...