An appetite for change in EMR markets August 26, 2014 | Mike Miliard, Managing Editor
Doctor and tablet
One of every four outpatient systems is eyed for replacement, says KLAS, which also looks at hospital space in wake of Cerner/Siemens deal

Ambulatory practices both large and small say they're thinking hard about replacing their EMR, according to a new KLAS report. Hospitals, too, are in for disruption. More
Todd Park begins new chapter August 25, 2014 | Tom Sullivan, Editor, Government Health IT
U.S. CTO Todd Park steps down.
America's CTO steps down, heads West
U.S. chief technology officer Todd Park is reportedly packing up to head back West -- Silicon Valley, specifically. More
Is 4D printing next for healthcare? August 22, 2014 | Mike Miliard, Managing Editor
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Years away from widespread commercialization, but impact could be profound
The healthcare industry will be among the first to reap the benefits of emerging four-dimensional printing technology, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. More
Crazy good August 21, 2014 | Healthcare IT News Staff, New Gloucester, Maine
Painting clouds
Inspired by the iconic commercial Apple launched in 1997, we introduce just a few of the many "crazy ones" working in health IT today. More
Senate open data request hits a nerve August 20, 2014 | Mike Miliard, Managing Editor
Capitol
Industry groups have no shortage of ideas about making smarter use of patient information
Comments from the Premier healthcare alliance this week are just the latest in a flood of opinions and wish lists inundating Capitol Hill, after two senators asked for input on interoperability and data sharing. More
Snooping staff still top security issue August 19, 2014 | Erin McCann, Associate Editor
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Former health plan employee slated to get jail time for accessing member records
When it comes to data breaches, hacking and loss or theft of unencrypted devices are far from healthcare security professionals' only concerns. Employee snooping and insider misuse also prove to be among the biggest privacy threats in the healthcare sector today. More
How will hospitals tap Apple-IBM tech? August 18, 2014 | Tom Sullivan, Editor, Government Health IT
female doctor and tablet
IBM's Dan Pelino talks about the vision for the Apple-IBM mobile platform
Dan Pelino, the general manager of IBM's global public sector unit, reveals how the partnership came together, how Apple and IBM executives expect providers to use their technologies, when doctors might be able to query Watson via Siri, and other lesser-known-but-promising aspects of the deal. More
Why sharing data is so hard August 15, 2014 | Government Health IT Staff,
data sharing
Individual healthcare sectors showed little inclination to share information with other stakeholders
More than $26 billion has been invested, mostly in incentive payments to hospitals and eligible professionals who meaningfully use electronic health records. Yet just a small percentage of healthcare systems are electronically sharing data. More
CEO declares Allscripts is 'back' August 14, 2014 | Neil Versel, Contributing Writer
Paul Black
Touts commitment to interoperability
The message that Allscripts Healthcare Solutions CEO and President Paul Black wants to share is simple. "We are back. We are doing well," Black said Wednesday in opening the annual Allscripts Client Experience -- ACE -- users' conference at the McCormick Place convention center. More
Telehealth could rake in $6B savings August 13, 2014 | Erin McCann, Associate Editor
Doctor reaching out of laptop screen
Employers switching to telehealth technology over face-to-face visits rein in costs
Looking to save a few bucks? Telehealth might just be the golden ticket to getting there, at least according to new analysis suggesting the remote care delivery model could potentially save U.S. companies a whopping $6 billion. More
Today’s Headlines
Healthcare privacy and security experts from around the U.S. will gather in Boston Sept. 8-9 to share...
Cedars-Sinai Health System is notifying its patients of a HIPAA breach, after an unencrypted hospital...
It has historically been difficult for public health officials -- especially at cash-strapped state and...
The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has raised public awareness about the risks of healthcare...
Nuance Communications has shared 3 billion medical images through its cloud-based PowerShare Network, a...
Health IT companies once again made it to the list of fastest growing companies this year, with three...
A new survey and study conducted by HIMSS Analytics shows demand for qualified health IT workers is as...
Stage 2 of meaningful use requires at least 5 percent of a given provider's patients to be engaged...
With nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes -- and racking up $245 billion in costs each year...
A decade ago almost all doctors kept paper charts on every patient. That is changing quickly as laptops...
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Carl Dvorak
In testimony before ONC's Health IT Policy Committee on Aug. 15, Epic President Carl Dvorak made his case that the EHR giant is far more ...More
Abstract cube illustration
The healthcare industry will be among the first to reap the benefits of emerging four-dimensional printing technology, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.More
Heartbleed
In the second biggest HIPAA breach ever reported, one of the nation's largest healthcare systems has notified some 4.5 million of its patients that their ...More
Laptop with magnifying glass
When it comes to data breaches, hacking and loss or theft of unencrypted devices are far from healthcare security professionals' only concerns. Employee snooping and ...More
Stars
When you picture the first handful of providers able to successfully attest to the rigors of Stage 2 meaningful use, a place like tiny Cottage ...More
Apple with heart cut out
To an industry waiting for more information on Apple's healthcare intentions, even a few crumbs here and there are too tasty to pass up. No ...More
female doctor and tablet
Dan Pelino, the general manager of IBM's global public sector unit, reveals how the partnership came together, how Apple and IBM executives expect providers to ...More
Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston's Joslin Diabetes Center is using an mHealth platform to help diabetics and their caregivers control a potentially fatal side-effect of the disease.More