Small hospital, big focus on Stage 2 September 12, 2014 | Bernie Monegain, Editor
Hospital hallway
'I know the measures very well. I get down into the details and make sure the reports are right.'
DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois, Pa. was first to attest to Stage 2 of meaningful use among a handful of hospitals that attested early. Though more hospitals have attested to date, the number could still be counted on a couple sets of hands. More
Cybersecurity cold war is on September 11, 2014 | Tom Sullivan, Editor, Government Health IT
Illustration of fists
'Cybersecurity activity is following the geopolitical landscape.'
With the war already underway, how can hospitals and networks prepare? Chief information security officers share insights about shifting toward more sophisticated information security tactics. More
New final EHR certification rule drops September 10, 2014 | Bernie Monegain, Editor
ONC says it's responding to stakeholder feedback
ONC and HHS issued a final rule today that they say will give EHR makers, health IT developers, providers and consumers more flexibility and clarity when it comes to 2014 Edition certification criteria. More
Hospitals wrongly claim EHR cash September 09, 2014 | Erin McCann, Associate Editor
Money and stethoscope
'A review would have shown that the incorrect cost report periods were used'
The Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services is the latest entity to face criticism over its handling of electronic health record incentive payments, after it was found to have overpaid hospitals $3.1 million in federal cash. More
Mayo taps Watson for clinical matching September 08, 2014 | Mike Miliard, Managing Editor
Watson
'With shorter times from initiation to completion of trials, our research teams will have the capacity for deeper, more complete investigations'
In their latest collaboration, Mayo Clinic will enlist IBM's Watson cognitive computing technology to help match patients more quickly with appropriate clinical trials. More
Googler, tweeter land White House jobs September 05, 2014 | Tom Sullivan, Editor, Government Health IT
White House
Take on roles of chief technology officer and deputy CTO
After it was reported that U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park was leaving his post, immediate speculation was that a Googler and a Twitter attorney were in the running to succeed him. Turns out: President Obama hired both. More
Mapping a shared way forward for HIE September 04, 2014 | Mike Miliard, Managing Editor
Map and compass
How several emerging initiatives, working in concert, could have 'an even more powerful effect than meaningful use' for interoperability
In part two of his Healthcare IT News Q&A, Micky Tripathi lays out the ways interoperability can finally be brought to fruition in the U.S. over the coming decade. Hint: the federal government and the private sector each have big jobs to do. More
Boston Children's CIO joins P&S forum September 03, 2014 | Gus Venditto, VP, Content
Daniel Nigrin
Will detail hospital's response to cyber attacks by hacker group Anonymous
The 47th and final speaker to join the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum in Boston Sept. 8-9 has quite a tale to tell. Boston Children's Hospital Senior Vice President and CIO Daniel Nigrin, MD, confirmed Sept. 2 that he will speak at the forum. More
MU Stage 2 offers 2014 flexibility September 02, 2014 | Bernie Monegain, Editor
MU Stage 2 final gives providers some flexibility, but some say not enough.
HHS publishes final rule that bends on reporting, but providers say it's not enough.
The Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use Aug. 29 offering hospitals and physicians flexibility for 2014 -- but not nearly as much as CHIME and other professional organizations had asked for. "Millions of dollars will be lost due to misguided government timelines," said CHIME CEO Russell Branzell. More
Blues go public with data exchange August 29, 2014 | Anthony Brino, Editor, HIEWatch
HIE
California Integrated Data Exchange in the works
Two large health insurers are hoping a new "public utility" patient data sharing service will improve one of the most pernicious problems in American healthcare. More
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MU Stage 2 final gives providers some flexibility, but some say not enough.
The Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use Aug. 29 offering hospitals and physicians flexibility for 2014 ...More
Network
Our monthly "Benchmarks" report finds encouraging news on many healthcare privacy fronts. But some recent high-profile breaches show that security threats are getting harder to ...More
White House
After it was reported that U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park was leaving his post, immediate speculation was that a Googler and a Twitter attorney ...More
Google Glass
A startup that plans to take Google Glass to healthcare and other markets has landed $8.4 million in venture capital.More
eClinicalWorks CEO Girish Navani
The Department of Homeland Security has gone live with eClinicalWorks' cloud-based electronic health record system at 23 sites across the country.More
Colorful human icons
Healthcare organizations are struggling to get a handle on population health, according to a new report from Chilmark Research, which reveals a market that is ...More
Doctor with ePrescribing tablet
A restrictive new rule change from the Drug Enforcement Administration, making it more difficult for physicians to prescribe opioids, will necessitate some changes to e-prescribing ...More
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, N.C., has posted losses for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, ending June 30. It's the second year in a ...More
DNA
The National Institutes of Health has issued a final policy it hopes will promote genomic data sharing as a way to improve health while still ...More