There has been widespread health IT industry praise for the man selected to lead the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), former Siemens executive and physician Donald Rucker, MD.
The US Department of Health and Human Services has created a new position, deputy assistant secretary for health IT reform, which John Fleming, MD, has told media outlets he will soon fill.
A final rule released last week by ONC, concerning federal oversight of EHRs, is being met with a mixed reaction by payer, provider, and vendor groups.
The combination of CPOE and clinical decision support programs are meant to provide a robust safeguard against improper medication dosing in the pediatric population, but a new study suggests that the use of such systems within an EHR have varied results.
The arrival of the Zika virus in the United States has caught local health departments and providers flat footed in terms of surveillance and detection thanks to outdated health IT systems.