The federal program to encourage adoption of health information technology is seriously troubled and should be reexamined, according to a report released Wednesday by six Republican senators.
Health information management and providers' future needs for linking appropriately with other stakeholders were in focus for the August McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast. The event remains free to view from our online archive for a year from the date of the Aug. 7 original airing. The webcast's featured speaker was Deborah Green, vice president of HIM Solutions at the American Health Information Management Association, and also Chief Information Officer at LaVie Care.
Forging partnerships with other providers and adopting health information technology are critical to the survival of long-term care providers, new guidelines recommend.
As required by the Affordable Care Act, the National Quality Forum convened the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) to develop a coordinated performance measurement approach across PAC and LTC settings.
Comprehensive health information technology does not lead to any measurable improvements in the health outcomes of elderly nursing home residents, a new study finds.
The Healthcare Information Management Systems and Society is hosting its annual conference Sunday through Wednesday in Orlando, FL. More than 400 educational sessions will be offered at HIMMS11, covering topics such as the HITECH Act, standards, interoperability, Meaningful Use provisions, and more. More than 29,000 individuals are expected to attend.
Many of the best and brightest in long-term and post-acute care will take part in the 2010 LTPAC health information technology summit Monday and Tuesday in Baltimore. The annual meeting of the minds also will delve into the advancement of electronic health records.
A summit focusing on the electronic health record (EHR), health information technology (HIT) and long-term care will take place next month in Baltimore.
The potential combination of Donald Berwick as administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and David Blumenthal as national coordinator of health information technology would be a healthcare IT "dream team," one former CMS official recently said.
The Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday disclosed that it will provide $80 million in grants to help develop and strengthen the health information technology workforce.