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
Top security needs philosophical shift August 28, 2014 | Tom Sullivan, Editor, Government Health IT
Cris Ewell
'You can’t put up larger walls, you can't post more guards, you can’t do those things to keep the people out.'
Consider the Assumption of Breach methodology that Seattle Children's Hospital Chief Information Security Officer Cris Ewell will delve into at the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Privacy and Security Forum in Boston Sept. 8-9. More
4 hospitals rake in RCM savings August 27, 2014 | Bernie Monegain, Editor
Growing money
Initiatives boost sustainability, performance
A Mississippi health system and three hospitals in Texas, Indiana and Alabama are illustrating how hospitals can thrive, even in a tough economic environment. One hospital increased its revenue by $8.2 million after improving clinical documentation. Another changed the way it collected for services and boosted revenue by $6.1 million. More
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
Abstract cube illustration
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
Laptop with magnifying glass
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
Today’s Headlines
A startup that plans to take Google Glass to healthcare and other markets has landed $8.4 million in...
Our monthly "Benchmarks" report finds encouraging news on many healthcare privacy fronts. But...
Healthcare privacy and security experts from around the U.S. will gather in Boston, Sept. 8-9 to share...
The National Institutes of Health has issued a final policy it hopes will promote genomic data sharing...
A restrictive new rule change from the Drug Enforcement Administration, making it more difficult for...
Healthcare organizations are struggling to get a handle on population health, according to a new report...
It's official. After 11 months of talk, the Department of Defense is now taking proposals for its...
In a move meant to broaden its reach, improve security and help providers meet meaningful use, Georgia...
HHS has tapped an insurance industry veteran who managed one of the few well-functioning state...
Cedars-Sinai Health System is notifying its patients of a HIPAA breach, after an unencrypted hospital...
 
SPOTLIGHT In case you missed it Here are some recent Healthcare IT News reports on industry issues.
Cris Ewell
Consider the Assumption of Breach methodology that Seattle Children's Hospital Chief Information Security Officer Cris Ewell will delve into at the HIMSS Media and Healthcare ...More
Emotiv
In a project that could be a boon for ALS patients, and potentially others with neurodegenerative conditions, Philips and Accenture have developed proof-of-concept technology that ...More
Doctor and tablet
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 ...More
Data
The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has raised public awareness about the risks of healthcare associated infections, as U.S. healthcare workers in Africa acquired ...More
Doctor and patient
Stage 2 of meaningful use requires at least 5 percent of a given provider's patients to be engaged in their own care either through an ...More
Bidding
It's official. After 11 months of talk, the Department of Defense is now taking proposals for its electronic health record modernization project, which officials say ...More
Growing money
A Mississippi health system and three hospitals in Texas, Indiana and Alabama are illustrating how hospitals can thrive, even in a tough economic environment. One ...More
CEO
HHS has tapped an insurance industry veteran who managed one of the few well-functioning state exchanges during the initial enrollment period to lead the federal ...More
Doctors looking at medical images
Nuance Communications has shared 3 billion medical images through its cloud-based PowerShare Network, a feat company executives hail as "an industry-first milestone."More