What's got CHIME's CEO 'mad as hell'? October 01, 2014 | Bernie Monegain, Editor
Illustration of angry eyes
'This industry is trying to change too fast'
When Russell Branzell, chief executive officer of CHIME, told an audience at the AHIMA convention that he was "mad as hell," the crowd of hundreds of healthcare information managers roared with laughter and applause. More
Top 10 biggest HIPAA breaches September 30, 2014 | Erin McCann, Associate Editor
The numbers are scary. Healthcare providers and payers, together with their business associates, are still failing to protect patient privacy and ensure the security of their personal health information. The drumbeat of data violations continues: To date, more than 38.7 million individuals have had their protected health information compromised in HIPAA privacy and security breaches. Here are the biggest offenders. More
Best Hospital IT Departments unveiled September 29, 2014 | Mike Moran, Project Editor
Healthcare IT News' 4th annual Best Hospital IT Departments
In all, 5,506 hospital IT employees completed the Best Hospital IT Departments survey
Money may talk, but when it comes to creating a great workplace, that talk is barely a whisper. In reading the 25 profiles of this year's winners in Healthcare IT News' 4th annual Best Hospital IT Departments program, you'll see only one reference to salary and benefits. More
Health 2.0 grows up to fight silos September 26, 2014 | Neil Versel, Contributing Writer
Silicon Valley pin on map
Gone are the 'flighty, flaky' ideas of 2007, in is focus on connecting disparate systems.
Now in its eighth year, the annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference has evolved from a showcase for not-ready-for-prime-time apps that wouldn't exist a year later to a self-congratulatory Silicon Valley pep rally to a more mature event that seems to be addressing real-world healthcare problems. More
ACOs held back by poor interoperability September 25, 2014 | Mike Miliard, Managing Editor
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Premier, eHealth Initiative find IT to be both help and hurdle to accountable care
Most accountable care organizations have health information technology in place to improve quality and lower costs, but many say difficulties with data exchange are keeping them from reaching their potential. More
Bright future ahead for digital startups September 24, 2014 | Erin McCann, Associate Editor
Sunrise
Accenture says market will double in size as innovators and investors flock
The burgeoning digital healthcare market is where the money's at. In fact, in just three years' time, industry analysts project the sector will nearly double, thanks to evolving consumer expectations and a serious influx of start-up cash. More
Hospitals begin to untangle BYOD knots September 23, 2014 | Tom Sullivan, Editor, Government Health IT
Knotted ropes
'You’re forced to consider different options and models based on new and emerging technology'
"Just by having an app on your device, (a cybercriminal) can determine your call history, take your contact list info, if they choose to." That's how vulnerable smartphones, tablets and their mobile ilk actually are, Jim Routh said, and it's not just the devices that chief information security officers like him have to worry about. More
Where's the plan for interoperability? September 22, 2014 | John Loonsk, MD, CGI Federal
Frustrated doctor at laptop
Six reasons we will not have health IT interoperability without an architecture
It is a simple question: "Why doesn't electronic health information flow after the nation spent $26 billion on electronic health records?" Suggesting a 10-year timeframe or arguing that there is progress if you look hard enough just doesn't answer it. More
FTC green lights Cerner-Siemens deal September 19, 2014 | Erin McCann, Associate Editor
Green light
'Until we clear certain regulatory hurdles there's only so far in certain conversations we can go'
EHR giant Cerner is now one step closer to completing its pending acquisition of Siemens Health Services, after the Federal Trade Commission gave the go-ahead to an early termination of the deal's waiting period under antitrust laws. More
HIMSS goes to Congress, 'asks' in hand September 18, 2014 | Bernie Monegain, Editor
US Capitol
Delegates to meet with senators, reperesentatives, staffers to talk health IT
HIMSS delegates from states across the country are heading up to Capitol Hill Thursday with three "asks" for health IT. They've discussed in several private committee meetings how they would approach the lawmakers or -- in several cases -- the lawmakers' staffers. More
Today’s Headlines
Wes Wright, chief information officer at Seattle Children's Hospital, says a new analytics tool...
If you think you'll be able to dodge a data breach without putting in some serious work, think...
North Shore-LIJ Health System has launched HealthForce, a new business unit that will offer coding...
Optum, the health IT division of UnitedHealth, will acquire MedSynergies -- which makes practice...
As health information managers gathered in San Diego this week for the AHIMA annual convention,...
An overarching theme from a vendor's first analytics conference is similar to something that EHR...
Known for his rapid fire, entertaining talks on the condition of U.S. healthcare today, the famed...
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, promised an audience of AHIMA members that the government would act "...
Among the many new products being showcased at AHIMA in San Diego this week: analytics focused on...
A mail merge gone wrong has officials at the University of Florida and Texas Health and Human Services...
 
SPOTLIGHT In case you missed it Here are some recent Healthcare IT News reports on industry issues.
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Most accountable care organizations have health information technology in place to improve quality and lower costs, but many say difficulties with data exchange are keeping ...More
Frustrated doctor at laptop
It is a simple question: "Why doesn't electronic health information flow after the nation spent $26 billion on electronic health records?" Suggesting a 10-year timeframe ...More
Knotted ropes
"Just by having an app on your device, (a cybercriminal) can determine your call history, take your contact list info, if they choose to." That's ...More
CIOs and doctors
National Health IT Week kicked off in Washington, D.C., last week mobilizing throngs of industry health IT leaders, who brought their concerns and recommendations to ...More
People looking at data
This past summer, AHIMA launched what it calls the first major survey taking stock of healthcare's information governance practices. The verdict? There's lots of work ...More
Sunrise
The burgeoning digital healthcare market is where the money's at. In fact, in just three years' time, industry analysts project the sector will nearly double, ...More
Shaking hands
Hospital Corporation of America will acquire PatientKeeper, which makes software that enables physicians to have a unified view of disparate patient data, for an undisclosed ...More
App icons
Epic won't be the only electronic health record company to leverage Apple's HealthKit technology: Cerner and athenahealth are the latest EHR vendors to say they'll ...More
Doug Fridsma, MD
The exodus from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT continued on Monday when it announced that Doug Fridsma, MD, is stepping down ...More