Industry stakeholders were generally optimistic about proposed data-exchange rules, but they want regulators to ensure the information is useful to patients and clinicians.
HHS is using a public approach to enforcing its rules on healthcare stakeholders.
After spending billions of dollars on new technology solutions, healthcare leaders must figure out ways to ensure a solid return investment. Children's Health CIO Pamela Arora and Centura Health CIO Ken Lee explain their IT strategies for driving adoption.
They came, they saw, they tweeted. As more than, 45,000 health IT geeks and wonks descended on Orlando, Fla., for HIMSS19, they took to the social media site to share what they saw and discovered at their big event of the year.
Speaking at HIMSS19, ONC chief Dr. Donald Rucker said greater use of smartphones and APIs will drive new business models in healthcare.
The CMS may use its innovation center to push early adoption of newly proposed transparency and data-blocking rules.
Dr. Don Rucker, the national coordinator for health IT says new proposed rules to increase interoperability will give patients back the power over their healthcare.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma says the industry has "not done the right thing" in the quest for information exchange, arguing that patient data belongs to the patient.
CMS released two long-awaited interoperability rules with new requirements for patient health data-sharing.
Private equity firms Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital have closed on their $5.7 billion purchase of Athenahealth, which will be combined with Virence Health Technologies under the Athenahealth name and brand.
Despite much progress, the industry has yet to adopt a universal way to move patient records from one care setting to another.
The latest and greatest health IT innovations will be on display among the nearly 1,200 vendors. Top level HHS officials, including Alex Azar, Seema Verma and Dr. Donald Rucker, are scheduled to speak.