CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) have issued their strategy to reduce the burdens clinicians face when it comes to using EHRs.

 

Patient privacy was under attack last year, with more than 41 million patient records breached, according to a new report from Protenus.

GHX has awarded the best 50 healthcare organizations based on supply chain excellence.

Cerner Corporation, a health information and EHR technology company, has extended its partnership with not-for-profit healthcare company Intermountain Healthcare in a multiyear agreement.

Mayo Clinic is expanding its library of clinical insights by enabling other healthcare organizations to access and deliver digital content across the clinical and operational aspects of a patient care journey.

A new investigation examining how marketers are getting the personal Medicare information of seniors is underway, with government watchdogs wanting to know if a misuse of a government system is to blame, The Associated Press reported.

Microsoft is launching a $40 million, five-year program that aims to leverage the company’s existing initiative and AI technology to help researchers and organizations tackle health challenges.

Health technology company Philips is getting out of the home appliance business in order to focus in the healthcare space.

Humana is expanding the connectivity of its health and wellness program, Go365, by partnering up with personal health data company Validic.

 

Electronic health record vendor Practice Fusion has settled criminal and civil investigations with the Department of Justice for $145 million.

Hospitals have partnered with several technology giants, including Microsoft, IBM, Google and Amazon and handed over valuable and identifiable patient information in data deals, according to The Wall Street Journal.

CMS is planning to launch a simplified comparison tool for Medicare beneficiaries to find care.