Healthcare News & Insights

First information-blocking fine levied on Florida hospital

A Florida hospital was hit this month with the first fine by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for information blocking after it took too long to fulfill a patient’s record request. 

Can PHR systems lead to better chronic care management?

A large number of patients with chronic conditions struggle to keep up with routine care management. But this electronic health record (EHR) system feature could help facilities close those gaps. 

Will future EHRs be even harder to use?

Electronic health records (EHRs) aren’t going out of style any time soon — but new research suggests that user-friendly systems still could be years away. 

Deadline extended: Hospital can use 2011 CEHRT software for 2014

Good news: Hospitals get one more year to use the 2011 Edition certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) software before they have to upgrade to the 2014 Edition.