By Mike Miliard 11:05 am December 31, 2015
In 2015, heath IT got BIG: Big data. Big data breaches. Big EHR contracts. Big M&A deals. Big anticipation about ICD-10. Big plans for (and frustrations with) meaningful use. Big fears about cybersecurity. Big hopes for the future of connected care and population health.
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By Mike Miliard 11:03 am December 31, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in tandem with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, issued a request for information this week -- wanting to hear from providers and vendors as the agencies look to reduce the burden of reporting clinical quality measures.
By Bernie Monegain 09:46 am December 31, 2015
The Commonwealth Fund has released "Aiming Higher," its 2015 scorecard measuring the performance of health systems state by state.
By Henry Powderly 10:45 am December 15, 2015
The public health system will also use Cerner's patient engagement tool, which takes patient data and uses it to suggest wellness tools and other health tracking options.
University of Washington Medical Center
By Bernie Monegain 10:18 am December 15, 2015
In 2013, the electronic protected health information of about 90,000 individuals was accessed after an employee downloaded an email attachment that contained malicious malware.
By Skip Snow 06:17 am December 09, 2015
Terri Steinberg, MD, is chief health information officer and vice president for population health informatics at Christiana Care. She was the CMIO of the organization until this year -- but says her new role helps better address the needs of those not within the health system.
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By Bernie Monegain 10:45 am December 07, 2015
MD Revolution has completed a $23 million financing round, co-led by Chicago-based Jump Capital and a leading global healthcare technology company.
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By Jessica Davis 10:21 am December 07, 2015
CMS announced the first mandatory test of shared-risk, outcomes-based payment model and the first initiative to make hospitals financially-responsible for patient recovery, 90-days after a knee or hip replacement surgery; it goes into effect April 2016.
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By Jessica Davis 09:44 am December 04, 2015
Triple-S Management Corporation has agreed to settle potential HIPAA violations with the U.S. Department of Health and Human services to the tune of $3.5 million, after repeatedly failing to put safeguards in place for its beneficiaries' PHI.
Phoenix Children's Hospital
By Henry Powderly 03:03 pm December 03, 2015
Nearly 100 hospitals were singled out by The Leapfrog Group this week for performing at the highest levels of quality and safety: lower infection rates, higher high-risk procedure survival rates, shorter lengths of stay and fewer readmissions.

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