April 23, 2019
The vast majority of U.S. hospitals use electronic health record (EHR) systems, but exactly how hospitals use their EHRs varies, according to a report released this month by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
April 22, 2019
CMS on Friday released proposed rules that would increase fiscal year (FY) 2020 Medicare payments for skilled nursing facilities by 2.5%, or $887 million, and hospice facilities by 2.7%, or $540 million, when compared with FY 2019.
March 26, 2019
March 25, 2019
ECRI Institute recently released its annual list of the 10 biggest patient-safety concerns in 2019, with diagnostic errors topping the list for the second year in a row.
March 14, 2019
In the face of electronic health record (EHR) functionality and workflow challenges, doctors often work around EHRs using handwritten notes and other tactics, instead of working with the technology, according to a recent study.
March 11, 2019
Each year, hackers steal thousands of medical records from hospitals and health organizations, and many of those records eventually end up being sold on the darknet for thousands of dollars.
Speaking at the Patient Engagement and Experience Summit at HIMSS19, Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer Adrienne Boissy shared lessons on how to optimize patient experience.
March 8, 2019
As the ride-sharing service Lyft gears up for its initial public offering, it is offering investors a sneak peek into its closely held plans to expand its role in health care.
February 26, 2019
Two Arizona-based hospitals last year filed for bankruptcy and closed, leaving behind a slew of unpaid bills that locked the hospitals' electronic health record systems and left patients like Caitlin Secrist struggling to gain access to medical records needed for a life-saving surgery.
February 25, 2019
Hospitals increasingly are seeking to incorporate voice assistants, such as Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, into patient care delivery, hinting at a world where voice avatars are considered part of a patient's team of health care providers.
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