CMS relaxes EHR meaningful use rules
September 2, 2014 -- A new rule published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on August 29 gives healthcare providers more flexibility in how they use electronic health record (EHR) technology to meet meaningful use standards in 2014.
HIMSS, SIIM partner for enterprise imaging project
August 29, 2014 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) are asking for volunteers to serve on a new joint workgroup on enterprise imaging.
Mobile health market to grow to $11.8B by 2018
August 21, 2014 -- The mobile health market will grow from $3 billion in 2013 to $11.8 billion in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate of 31.5%, according to a report from market research firm GlobalData.
Novarad signs Texas client
August 14, 2014 -- RIS/PACS firm Novarad has received an order from Texas Health Imaging in Cleburne, TX.
Viztek unveils EHR at AHRA
August 11, 2014 -- Viztek is highlighting its new Exa electronic health record (EHR) software at this week's AHRA annual meeting in Washington, DC.
HHS: More physicians, hospitals using EHRs
August 7, 2014 -- Two new studies published online in the journal Health Affairs show significant increases in the use of electronic health records (EHRs) among U.S. physicians and hospitals, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Siemens to sell Health Services to Cerner
August 6, 2014 -- Siemens Healthcare has agreed to sell its Health Services business to healthcare information systems firm Cerner for $1.3 billion in cash, transforming the face of healthcare IT by combining the two companies' workforces to become the largest provider in the field.
M*Modal inks distribution deal
August 6, 2014 -- Speech recognition technology developer M*Modal said it has signed a partnership with AthenaHealth's More Disruption Please program.
Zotec signs Mich. contract
August 5, 2014 -- Medical billing firm Zotec Partners has signed an exclusive billing partnership with Omnirad in Mount Clemens, MI.
Health Forum releases updated DataViewer
August 4, 2014 -- Health Forum, a strategic business enterprise of the American Hospital Association (AHA), has released an updated version of its AHA DataViewer that includes a new financial module.
McKesson to partner with Hayes
August 4, 2014 -- Healthcare information systems firm McKesson has inked a partnership with research and consulting firm Hayes.
M*Model emerges from bankruptcy
August 1, 2014 -- M*Modal said it has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a stronger financial and market position after cutting its debt load by 55%.
IDS awarded Conn. contract
July 30, 2014 -- Integrated Document Solutions (IDS) has taken an order from Midstate Radiology Assoc. for its Voice2Dox speech recognition and AbbaDox clinical reporting products.
Paxeramed lands NY contract
July 30, 2014 -- RIS/PACS software developer Paxeramed has landed a 40-site installation of its software at an urgent-care network in New York.
Decision support helps radiologists suggest follow-up imaging
July 28, 2014 -- Radiologists often discover incidental findings during image interpretation, but it's not always easy to ascertain which follow-up studies, if any, should be suggested. Decision-support software can be a huge help, according to Dr. Sanjay Saini of Massachusetts General Hospital.
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