ONC budget slated for big increase in 2014 April 12, 2013 -- The Obama administration has proposed a $78 million budget for the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in fiscal 2014, up 27.9% from this year's budget.
HITRUST publishes cybersecurity guideline April 12, 2013 -- The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has published a guidance document to assist healthcare providers in assessing their organization's state of cybersecurity preparedness.
Royal Solutions inks Ariz. contract April 10, 2013 -- Cloud electronic health record provider Royal Solutions Group has won a contract with Scottsdale Medical Imaging in Arizona, the company said.
VertitechIT wins Radisphere contract April 10, 2013 -- Radiology services provider Radisphere has inked a contract with VertitechIT, a Massachusetts-based healthcare technology consulting firm.
Merge adds features to eClinicalOS April 9, 2013 -- Healthcare IT and advanced visualization developer Merge Healthcare has incorporated end point and adjudication management functionality into its eClinicalOS clinical trial management software.
MedQ, Hosted PACS Solutions net installation April 8, 2013 -- Radiology IT provider MedQ and Hosted PACS Solutions have begun teleradiology and voice-recognition-based dictation operations with Dr. Mahejabeen Japanwalla, LLC, utilizing their integrated and cloud-based RIS/PACS.
ASCO debuts database of 100K patient records April 5, 2013 -- The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) announced it has completed a prototype of CancerLinQ, a collection of data from approximately 100,000 breast cancer patients treated at different cancer centers throughout the U.S.
Meaningful use payments top $12B April 4, 2013 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has reported that federal payments to hospitals, physicians, and other eligible professionals for participating in the meaningful use electronic health record program reached $12.7 billion on February 28, 2013.