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The Ebola cases in the United States, despite their limited numbers, have generated considerable discussion and anxiety. But the focus on EHRs in these discussions does not recognize more prominent health IT needs when it comes potential outbreaks, nor the ways we have yet to meet most of these needs with incentives and infrastructure. More
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While Ebola stokes public anxiety, more than one in six hospitals -- including some top medical centers...
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences was announced as the latest HIMSS Analytics Stage 7...
With sights set on leveraging predictive analytics in the clinical setting, IBM and researchers at the...
Wes Wright, chief information officer of Seattle Children's Hospital, had a couple big reasons for...
For wearable technology to live up to the hype, especially when it comes to healthcare, it will have to...
One of the most frequent complaints in John Halamka's email inbox these days is that electronic...
Healthcare IT News is gathering information and input on patient engagement for a future project. As...
Frustration with electronic health records has never been higher among RNs, with vast majorities...
The folks at Penn Medicine know a little something about putting data analytics to work. After...
One of the takeaways of a recent survey conducted by Software Advice indicates that mHealth users are...
 
SPOTLIGHT In case you missed it Here are some recent Healthcare IT News reports on industry issues.
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Cash flow into the healthcare IT sector may just have reached its limit. Coming down from a torrid second quarter, Q3 venture capital funding for ...More
computers and code
Here's the good news: Seventy-seven percent of free-standing physician practices have an ambulatory electronic medical record system installed, and a robust 90 percent of hospital-owned ...More
Erica Galvez
ONC's work to drive interoperability is under perhaps more intense scrutiny than ever. Yet, a sense emerged on Wednesday morning during a meeting of the ...More
Capitol
National coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, revealed on Tuesday that ONC now has a new Chief Privacy Officer. "She brings a set of rich experiences at ...More
University of California Davis Health System
An academic medical center in California is notifying patients of a HIPAA breach after officials discovered that a physician's email account had been hacked by ...More
Google
Tech giant Google is trying out the telehealth waters, after reports last week confirmed the company was in the trial phase of a video-based platform ...More
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A coalition of healthcare associations today called on HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to revamp the meaningful use program. "Without changes to the MU program and ...More
Crumbling foundation
Providers have begun to make targeted use of leading-edge technologies to optimize their electronic medical records, but the vast majority don't yet have the IT ...More
Karen DeSalvo, MD
Stage 2 of meaningful use is supposed to be about interoperability of data, with electronic records flowing securely between sites as needed to help hospitals ...More