5 ways providers can get a jump on MU August 21, 2014 | Tracy Hume, Contributing writer
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Don't wait for vendors to take the lead
Too many eligible providers are waiting for their EHR vendors to take their hands and tell them how to navigate the next stage of meaningful use. More
Senate open data request hits a nerve August 20, 2014 | Mike Miliard, Managing Editor
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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
ICD-10 delay may bring faster innovation August 12, 2014 | Anthony Brino, Editor, HIEWatch
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The same law that contained a provision pushing back on ICD-10 also has one that could lead to unexpected benefits
Even as it led to a delay of ICD-10, another component in the Protecting Access to Medicare Act could go a long way toward accelerating the development and access routes of new diagnostic tests. More
5 'crazy ones' reshaping health IT August 12, 2014 | Healthcare IT News Staff, New Gloucester, Maine
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We spotlight five innovators who are daring to do things a little different
With a nod to Apple and its famous 1997 TV spot, which highlighted doers and dreamers who colored outside the lines, we profile some of the 'crazy ones' who are helping transform health IT in new and unique ways. More
Cerner, Siemens and the future of EHRs August 11, 2014 | Mike Miliard, Managing Editor
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Q&A: John Glaser, CEO of Siemens Health Services
As the dust settles from the mammoth $1.3 billion merger, Siemens Health Services CEO John Glaser tells Healthcare IT News what led up to the Cerner deal, how his experience as a health system CIO could help smooth integration challenges and what to expect over the months and years to come. More
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