More medical news from Healthcare IT News
Small-hospital CFOs: Revenue cycle took backseat to EHR, ICD-10
Healthcare IT News : December 19, 2014, 11:44 am
External Story URL:
Data hijacker holds patient PHI hostage
Healthcare IT News : December 19, 2014, 11:05 am
A critical access hospital in southern Illinois was targeted by an unknown party with access to protected health information, who threatened to release more data unless a "substantial" ransom payment was made.
Kaiser, Weill Cornell show importance of device registries
Healthcare IT News : December 19, 2014, 10:40 am
Researchers from Kaiser Permanente and Weill Cornell Medical College have pointed to the importance of tracking the effectiveness and safety of medical devices in registries, after they're in use.
[See also: Registries playing catch up with Stage 3]
HTC Global to expand reach with CareTech
Healthcare IT News : December 19, 2014, 10:19 am
IT company HTC Global Services has acquired CareTech Solutions, an IT and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems. Both companies are headquartered in Troy, Michigan.
The terms of the deal were not released.
"This acquisition is an integral part of our strategy of exponential growth in our chosen areas of IT competencies," said Madhava Reddy, president and CEO of HTC Global Services, in a press statement.
Hospitals face toughest safety fines yet
Healthcare IT News : December 19, 2014, 9:38 am
By Jordan Rau
In its toughest crackdown yet on medical errors, the federal government is cutting payments to 721 hospitals for having high rates of infections and other patient injuries, records released Thursday show.