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By John Halamka 08:14 am February 02, 2015
On Thursday, CMS announced their intent to update the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs for 2015 and beyond, reducing the reporting burden on providers. On Friday, ONC released the Interoperability Roadmap and the Standards Advisory. A busy week. What does it all mean?
By Jeff Rowe 12:00 pm January 30, 2015
What will encourage doctors to step up and assume their share of the responsibility for getting healthcare costs under control?
By Eric Just 11:31 am January 29, 2015
To consider how to improve population health outcomes, let's start in an unlikely place -- an airplane.
By Joseph C. Kvedar 10:32 am January 29, 2015
Joseph Kvedar, MD, is often asked, "If you could snap your fingers and do some things to accelerate the adoption of connected health, what would they be?" He offers a list of five accelerants.
By Kurt Hagerman 03:02 pm January 27, 2015
Your average healthcare IT organization tends to be ruled by two primary concerns: HIPAA compliance and preventing breaches. Both are smart priorities, but many teams assume that achieving the first will prevent the second – and that can be a disastrous mistake.
By Chris Clayton 03:00 pm January 27, 2015
If the healthcare industry hopes to tackle many of the pressing issues it faces today – from cost of providing care, to lost revenue, to providing higher quality care, institutions need to start adopting more prescriptive analytics into their practices.
By Steve Ryan 09:55 am January 27, 2015
The health network not only earned EPA Energy Star designation but the projects paid for themselves within 2 years. Here's a look at how the IT shop and top leadership made that happen.
By Tom Sullivan 09:04 am January 23, 2015
HIMSS Analytics is conducting research into how mobile technologies are being used in care delivery today. Participants qualify for a drawing to win a Samsung Galaxy, Apple iPhone 6, iPad Mini or $500.
By Keith W. Boone 08:40 am January 23, 2015
The first official meeting of the Healthcare Standards Integration workgoup was convened at the HL7 working group meeting, to review feedback on FHIR resources that had already been jointly developed by IHE and HL7.
By John Halamka 08:17 am January 21, 2015
How can we reduce the anxiety of interoperability? For many use cases, FHIR is our best hope for the future, says John Halamka, MD.

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