Best of Health IT News: Week of 09/04/14

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss.

CMS Issues Final Rule to Extend Meaningful Use Requirements

On August 29, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in a final rule that providers and eligible professionals will receive an additional year to upgrade EHR systems in order to meet the requirements for Stage 2 of the meaningful use program. 

Health IT a New Sweet Spot for Investors 

Fierce Health IT reports that the healthcare IT industry is becoming increasingly popular with technology investors. A report in Reuters found that many investors now see healthcare IT as a safer investment than biotechnology. 

Meaningful Use Payments Reach $24.8B as of the End of July 

According to iHealthBeat, as of the end of July 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has paid out more than $24.8 billion in incentive payments to hospitals and professionals participating in the meaningful use program. 

Healthcare IT Hiring: No Summer Doldroms

InformationWeek reports that the demand for healthcare IT professionals continues to grow. Although technology jobs increased just 10% in June 2014, healthcare jobs grew 13%.  A CareerBuilders forecast also finds that 54% of healthcare organizations plan to hire more full-time employees this year. 

Thursday, September 04, 2014 1:38:00 PM Categories: industry news


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