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AAMI: Meaningful use rewards early interoperability adopters
Evaluating hospital networks, data, drivers and device types should be completed before embarking on an...
State HIEs wrangle with thorny ’patient consent’ issue
Oregon and Illinois are two states that will launch their initial health information exchange core services in early...
A surgeon’s hands or a robot’s?
Hundreds of thousands of patients across the country to undergo robotic surgery in recent years. Since the first device...
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...
Wireless sensor watches blood sugar for diabetics
Researchers have developed an implantable device that measures blood sugar continuously and transmits the information...
The hospital’s growing role as care coordinator
Hospitals aren't known for making house calls. Once patients get their discharge papers, they take their chances with a...
Pumps like Cheney’s can extend lives of patients with congestive heart failure
If former vice president Richard B. Cheney's experience is similar to that of other patients who have heart pumps...
New government report raises questions about CT scans at Illinois hospitals
The information from the government shocked administrators at Edward Hospital. Their doctors were ordering so-called...

Webcast: Reboot for ICD-10: Training and Operational Readiness Checklist for 2013
Learn planning strategies and training solutions from coding experts at UnitedHealth Group and other organizations to...
Webcast: Decoding Payer Contracting in a New Era of Population Health
For providers, population health management is the next step in healthcare reform, but to make that move providers must...