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Groups express disappointment, frustration with MU penalties

The words "concerned," "appalled" and "disappointed" sum up the reaction from many in the industry to yesterday's news from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that about 257,000 Medicare eligible professionals will be hit with penalties for failing to meet Meaningful Use requirements.

How one standalone hospital thrives in an era of consolidation

At a time when standalone hospitals feel pus hed to form alliances to survive, one California provider has thrived without sacrificing its independence, accord ing to   MedCity News.

Interoperability challenges plague most ACOs

Although accountable care organizations (ACOs) were designed in part to improve care by sharing data through various sources, lack of interoperability remains an ironic yet significant challenge, according to a su rvey  from Premier and the eHealth Initiative.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program focuses on how data can improve health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is setting its sights on improving healthcare through data and information.

As stakes grow higher, health IT pros struggle to comply with regulations

Healthcare leaders are so caught up in an overwhelming number of federal regulatory mandates that IT leaders "can't do anything else," Randy McCleese, CIO of St. Claire Regional Medical Center and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) board chairman, told InformationWeek.

Combat EHR system cost soars by 2,233 percent

The Defense Health Agency's electronic health record for combat troops--costing 2,233 percent more than originally estimated--topped the list of Defense information systems projects gone off...

Arizona to study best practices for patient matching

Arizona plans to explore best practices and alternative approaches to correctly match patients to all of their available records across multiple organizations. The effort is part of the Health IT...

Senate bill undermines FDA regulatory role

Congressional efforts to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and to limit the FDA's statutory authority in regulating clinical and health software are not restricted to the House of...

Topol to serve as AT&T's Chief Medical Advisor

AT&T has tapped reigning mHealth ambassador Eric Topol, M.D. to be its new Chief Medical Advisor. According to the company's announcement, Topol "will impact the design, development and...

CDS Coalition: SOFTWARE Act goes too far

In a new legislative proposal, the Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Coalition charges that a bipartisan bill introduced in October 2013 to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act "goes too...