News from healthcareitnews.com http://www.healthcareitnews.com/home/feed en Brainwave technology breakthrough? http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/brainwave-technology-breakthrough-0 <p class="p1">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 software that enables users to control devices using brainwaves.</p> <p class="p2">The idea is to combine the wearable Insight technology Emotiv, a wireless headset that monitors brainwaves and can translate them into meaningful data, with devices developed by Philips to offer more autonomy to patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and potentially other debilitating diseases.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/brainwave-technology-breakthrough-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Print September 2014 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:23:58 +0000 Mike Miliard 82861 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Could ICD-10 delay spur innovation? http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/could-icd-10-delay-spur-innovation <p class="p1">The Protecting Access to <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/medicare" target="_blank">Medicare</a> law enacted earlier this year is rather ignominiously known for delaying the inevitable <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/icd-10" target="_blank">ICD-10</a> conversion, but it could also speed up a part of the health system that&#39;s just as sorely needed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/could-icd-10-delay-spur-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Print September 2014 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:22:41 +0000 Anthony Brino 82856 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com 'Final' ICD-10 date to heat things up http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/final-icd-10-date-heat-things <p class="p1">Even before the Department of Health and Human Services posted the final rule declaring Oct. 1, 2015 as the compliance deadline, industry analysts were convinced that it would be a hard-fast date.</p> <p class="p2">&quot;Yes,&quot; is what CTG Health Solutions consultant Cecil Bohannon said when asked if this would be the true launch date after several delays.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/final-icd-10-date-heat-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Print September 2014 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:20:35 +0000 John Andrews 82851 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Costs of HealthCare.gov fiasco near $1B http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/costs-healthcaregov-fiasco-near-1b-0 <p class="p1">It&#39;s official. The Government Accountability Office today affirmed what the general public knew this past October: the launch of the <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/healthcaregov" target="_blank">HealthCare.gov</a> website was a poorly-planned and mismanaged disaster &ndash; one that cost the federal government a pretty penny.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/costs-healthcaregov-fiasco-near-1b-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Print September 2014 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:18:48 +0000 Erin McCann 82846 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Health IT's social media nightmare http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/health-its-social-media-nightmare <p class="p1">Few healthcare IT policies these days are as delicate, sensitive and potentially emotionally explosive as efforts to restrict or regulate employee social media activity. And yet hospital hierarchies are routinely stepping on these political minefields as providers try to protect their reputations.</p> <p class="p2">Consider a recent incident at the 2,478-bed New York Presbyterian Hospital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/health-its-social-media-nightmare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Print September 2014 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:17:18 +0000 Evan Schuman 82841 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Whither ONC? http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/whither-onc <p class="p1">Increasingly, it seems Capitol Hill may be starting to get skeptical about the efficacy and long-term mission of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.</p> <p class="p2">With stacks of hefty incentive checks already mailed out for Stage 1 <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/meaningful-use" target="_blank">meaningful use</a> &ndash; $23.7 billion as of June &ndash; but providers clearly struggling with the measures of State 2, the agency appears to be at something of an impasse.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/whither-onc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Print September 2014 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:16:00 +0000 Mike Miliard 82836 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com OIG: Certified EHRs aren't so secure http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/oig-certified-ehrs-arent-so-secure-0 <p class="p1">It turns out, ONC&#39;s <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/electronic-health-record-ehr" target="_blank">electronic health record</a> certification process has some serious shortcomings &ndash; chief among them security practices that are wholly insufficient to adequately protect patient health information, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/oig-certified-ehrs-arent-so-secure-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Print September 2014 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:14:36 +0000 Erin McCann 82831 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com With help, eRx has come a long way http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/help-erx-has-come-long-way <p class="p1">The feds have been taking a bit of a drubbing lately, what with the paltry early returns for Stage 2 <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/meaningful-use" target="_blank">meaningful use</a> attestations. But if providers are having a hard time proving their worth for that next round of <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/electronic-health-record-ehr" target="_blank">electronic health record</a> incentive checks, there&#39;s one place the government can claim some undeniable stimulus success: e-prescribing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/help-erx-has-come-long-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Print September 2014 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:13:07 +0000 Mike Miliard 82826 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Want security? Focus on risk management http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/want-security-focus-risk-management <p class="p1">There&#39;s been a lot of talk about compliance lately. Federal and state regulations. HIPAA regulations. But, if you&#39;re in charge of healthcare security, compliance is far from sufficient, says Jim Routh, chief information security officer for Aetna.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">&quot;The focus of the information security capabilities and controls has less to do with the regulatory requirements and more to do with the shift in tactics and trends for cybersecurity threats,&quot; he explains. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/want-security-focus-risk-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Print September 2014 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:11:17 +0000 Erin McCann 82821 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com CHIME sees Rush vet program as model http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/chime-sees-rush-vet-program-model <p class="p1">The <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/college-healthcare-information-management-executives" target="_blank">College of Healthcare Information Management Executives</a>, with more than 1,400 CIO and IT team members, recently published a case study that delves into the workings of a Rush University Medical Center initiative that gives veterans opportunities to become part of a healthcare IT workforce.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/chime-sees-rush-vet-program-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Print September 2014 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:09:43 +0000 Bernie Monegain 82816 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com