Medical industry leaders push for U.S.-EU rules convergence
April 12, 2013 -- Medical technology industry leaders on both sides of the Atlantic have come together in a push for regulatory convergence as part of the U.S.-EU High Level Regulatory Cooperation Forum.
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.
CMS publishes guidance on meaningful use audits
April 12, 2013 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published guidance documents on audits for the meaningful use electronic health record incentive program.
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.