"… em to another when they get out of the military,” then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said at the time. “It doesn’t make a hell of a lot of sense.” Inste …"
"… ds to overbill Medicare, top government officials swung into action. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric H …"
"… order to inflate what providers get paid.” Sue Bowman, of the American Health Information Management Association, said her testimony in Baltimore would …"
"… sed on Tuesday by Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), and Mike Enzi (R-Wy …"
"… view on this.” Ross Koppel, a sociology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, said that officials face a difficult balance in making sure that the soft …"
"… elle Dougherty, director of research and development for the American Health Information Management Association, said the new directive “will h …"
"… al professionals who made the switch.Yet late last year, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General said its contractors had de …"
"… sultant who serves on a panel on fraud and abuse for the trade association Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, or HIMSS, said that one of …"
"… s, according to a new federal audit to be released today.The Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General’s audit warns that the electronic r …"
"… ling software has contributed to the higher charges.In an Oct. 4 letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebilius, four Republican House lead …"
"… t cited as an example a “report to customers” issued in February by GE Healthcare, a manufacturer of digital records systems. The notice said that two o …"
"… ent, wrote in a letter dated Nov. 12. The letter was sent to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric H …"
"… onic records to cover up crime,” said Daniel Levinson, the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general, in a video presentation.The video po …"
"… . Farzad Mostashari, the Obama administration’s National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, said he would ask a panel of policy experts to exa …"
"… 0 billion in 2011, has emerged as a presidential campaign issue, with both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney promising to tame its spending growth while protecting sen …"
"… doing little to improve the quality of medical care.In an Oct. 4 letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebilius, they suggested that $10 bi …"
"… mmittee chair Wally Herger, R-Calif.The Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, which runs the incentive program, did not respond …"
"… d hospitals switch to electronic health records.In campaign speeches, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have promised to tame Medicare’s spending growth while p …"
"… he Health plan for more complex and costly services than they deliver.U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric H …"
"… bill for services never provided. The Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies are monitor …"
"… letter are: the American Hospital Association, the Association of Academic Health Centers, the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, …"
"… Academic Health Centers, the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, the Federation of American Hospitals.The association of public ho …"
"… provided to patients. The Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services recognizes that upcoding is a chronic and costly proble …"
"… to use EHRs. The government, mainly the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, never imposed any controls over the IT industry as …"
"… focus on patients. They’re not policy wonks,” noted Michael Miscoe, a Pennsylvania health care lawyer and medical coding specialist.The need for coding assis …"
"… t visit.” Ross Koppel, a sociology professor at the University of Pennsylvania who has studied design weaknesses in the software, said that sales agents …"
"… ,” said Ross Koppel, adjunct professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and its School of Medicine, and investigator for RAND Corporation. He is l …"
"… umbers of travelers to the island, such as Florida, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Texas.Some states are further along in the setup process than others, …"
"… ation within a state.The federal government started distributing the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program grant money in March 20 …"
"… ticular approach, the federal Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology asked each state and territory to propose a plan fo …"
"… ld meet its needs.Pam Matthews, senior director of regional affairs at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a nonprofit that p …"
"… l, and ONC is supplying that for us,” said Dan Paoletti, CEO of the Ohio Health Information Partnership, the non-profit designated by the state to coordin …"
"… echnical Evaluation, Testing and Validation of the Usability of Electronic Health Records,” is available for informal public comment until Nov. 10, 2011. …"
"… ion of the patient record because the system is daunting to practitioners. Health care providers might also be confused about how to access the information …"
"… attributable to the perplexing nature of the technology, the report says. Health care providers have been deterred from going digital, other researchers ha …"
"… can Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The incentive provision is known as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The …"
"… on is known as the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The idea behind it is that creation of a computerized Health …"
"… tors who received money) and hospital chains on the list chose to respond. Health providers were asked for the brand of the technology they installed, when …"
"… h scientist and lecturer at George Washington University’s Department of Health Policy, said he thought it was too early to draw conclusions about the fin …"
"… living in a dream world,” she said.It doesn’t help that 570 different electronic health systems certified by private organizations for non-hospital settings may be used t …"
"… ian, coupled with his experience working with now-deceased Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy, made him an ideal health IT coordinator.“The next person has to be able …"
"… diseases impact minority communities.For instance, at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, researchers are starting to pull together data on African-Amer …"
"… afety concerns, the administration appears content to let the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which it has contracted to study the topic, chart a path through th …"
"… gital health records that it would ultimately save.It was the Institute of Medicine that first pushed the idea of using electronic health records 10 years ago …"
"… e need to push rapidly forward with a new technology that the Institute of Medicine and other authorities have highlighted as critical to many, many healthcar …"
"… Innovations in Quality Patient Care at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “There is still a lot of basic knowledge we don’t have.”But those e …"