Articles by Julie Bird
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has been highly successful at tackling the latest in Medicare fraud over the last four years. According to congressional testimony, the department has saved approximately $3.4 billion by deactivating billing privileges for almost 600,000 providers.
California's state health insurance exchange plans to mine data from the 1.4 million Californians insured under Obamacare for information collected by insurers on diagnoses, prescriptions and other treatments.
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has released its first draft of a step-by-step, how-to guide mapping out how healthcare providers can make mobile devices more secure and protect sensitive patient information.
Hard to use health information technology applications often hindered workflow and increased doctors' workloads in a study recently released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will use a mix of grants and contracts to fund projects that will lead to the sharing of patient-centered outcomes research, or PCOR, results using clinical decision support, or CDS, applications.
The Department of Health and Human Services is looking for people with expertise in big data for three health IT projects through its HHS IDEAS Lab Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program.
A study of interactions between health IT and the workflow of patient care coordinators showed mixed results, varying in different clinical settings, by role and by how familiar participants were with various health IT tools.
The 21st Century Cures Act, which includes provisions for the interoperability and certification of health information technology, is headed to the Senate after passing the House on a 344-77 vote.
The Defense Health Agency recently awarded a contract to replace the information system for the Military Health System's anatomic pathology labs at Army, Navy and Air Force facilities around the world.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, or CHIME, has made recommendations to Congress that the industry group says can improve health information exchange, electronic health records and other health IT technical challenges.