The Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday awarded $36.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,113 health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and seven U.S. Territories.
Walgreens on Thursday announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve care coordination and integrate immunization records for more than 8.5 million VA-enrolled patients.
The Department of Health and Human Services last week published a final rule that allows healthcare providers more flexibility in how they use certified electronic health record technology to meet meaningful use for an EHR Incentive Program reporting period for 2014.
The National Retail Federation, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Food Marketing Institute, Merchant Advisory Group, National Association of Convenience Stores, National Grocers Association, and National Restaurant Association are jointly calling for an open and universal tokenization standard in the U.S. payments system.
With community pharmacies being called on to provide a wider range of services, drug stores across the country are adapting new technologies to ensure that they can meet the evolving needs of their patients and strengthen their role in the nation’s healthcare system.
Drchrono, a creator of a free electronic health record platform on the iPad, iPhone and cloud, has integrated Google Glass into its EHR platform to build the first wearable health record for physicians.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology last week issued a policy paper, "A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure," which outlines the government's pledge to support interoperable electronic health records to most Americans.
Surescripts on Wednesday announced its service has routed more than 1 billion electronic prescriptions in 2013, representing a majority (58%) of all eligible prescriptions in the United States, sent by 73% of all office-based physicians.
Healtheway on Monday announced the formation of Carequality, a new initiative dedicated to accelerating progress in health data exchange among multiplatform networks, healthcare providers, electronic health record vendors and health information exchange vendors.
The market for electronic health and medical records is set to experience rapid growth over the coming years, with EMR peer group value estimated to climb from approximately $10.6 billion in 2012 to $17 billion by 2017, at a compound annual growth rate of 9.8%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.
SSM Health Care–St. Louis and Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens will launch a collaboration in January 2014 that will improve access to care and increase care coordination for patients, the companies announced Thursday.
Community Health Network has officially begun its clinical collaboration with the Healthcare Clinic, formerly Take Care Clinics, at select Walgreens creating one of the largest integrated continuums of healthcare delivery in Indiana.
RxNT's e-prescribing and electronic health record systems will incorporate taste options recommended by FlavoRx for liquid medications given to children in order to promote medication adherence among children, the two companies said.
Emdeon's Gene Boerger said pharmacies are busily expanding into providing medical services, including providing basic healthcare screenings and immunization services. As a result, they are becoming healthcare providers, over and above their traditional roles. But just how well they are able to integrate within the healthcare continuum over the long term depends upon the strength of the bonds they are able to build with payers and medical providers … and those relationships are rooted in data connectivity.
The healthcare industry continues to prepare for ACA implementation and the expected influx of newly eligible patients, said Emdeon's Kevin Mahoney. Many pharmacies are changing their staffing models in preparation for customers with expanded Medicaid benefits — especially as we approach the New Year. This is a good time for me to remind you to be thinking about your eligibility program.
In April 2003, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS, Office for Civil Rights, or OCR, began enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly known as HIPAA. Now, a decade later, we can look at how the rule is being applied.