News from healthcareitnews.com http://www.healthcareitnews.com/home/feed en Google Glass startup lands $8M http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/google-glass-startup-lands-8m <p>A startup that plans to take Google Glass to healthcare and other markets has landed $8.4 million in venture capital.</p> <p> San Francisco-based Wearable Intelligence describes itself as a technology company dedicated to building enterprise solutions using wearable computing hardware -- such as Google Glass.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/google-glass-startup-lands-8m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Electronic Health Records Mobile/Wireless Quality and Safety Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:51:11 +0000 Bernie Monegain 82916 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Protect your network! HIPAA isn't enough http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/you-need-be-your-toes <p class="p1">At first glance, a look at the numbers from <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/healthcare-information-and-management-systems-society-himss" target="_blank">HIMSS</a> Analytics&#39; database would seem to offer some encouraging news about U.S. healthcare providers&#39; privacy and security preparedness.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/you-need-be-your-toes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Data Warehousing Vendors Electronic Health Records Privacy and Security Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:24:48 +0000 Mike Miliard 82706 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com New CMS rule allows flexibility in certified EHR technology http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/new-cms-rule-allows-flexibility-certified-ehr-technology <p>Friday was my one day of summer vacation, enabled by the large number of people taking a long Labor Day weekend.</p> <p> Some things are worth interrupting your vacation.</p> <p> <a href="http://cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2014-Press-releases-items/2014-08-29.html">Friday afternoon, CMS published the long awaited final rule on Meaningful Use flexibility.</a></p> <p> Here&rsquo;s my interpretation:</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/new-cms-rule-allows-flexibility-certified-ehr-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Meaningful Use Electronic Health Records Policy and Legislation Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:13:04 +0000 John Halamka 82911 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com MU Stage 2 offers 2014 flexibility http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/mu-stage2-offers-2014-flexibility <p>The Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use August 29 that offers hospitals and physicians flexibility for 2014. CHIME and professional organizations had asked for even more flexibility. &quot;Millions of dollars will be lost due to misguided government timelines,&quot; said CHIME CEO Russell Branzell.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/mu-stage2-offers-2014-flexibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Meaningful Use Electronic Health Records Policy and Legislation Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:29:32 +0000 Bernie Monegain 82906 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Blues go public with data exchange http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/blues-go-public-data-exchange <p>Two large health insurers are hoping a new &quot;public utility&quot; patient data sharing service will improve one of the most pernicious problems in American healthcare.</p> <p>Blue Shield of California and WellPoint, the parent of Anthem Blue Cross, are investing a combined $80 million to start the California Integrated Data Exchange, as a &ldquo;next generation&rdquo; <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/health-information-exchange-hie" target="_blank">health information exchange</a> service for providers, payers and patients.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/blues-go-public-data-exchange" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Electronic Health Records Health Information Exchange (HIE) Privacy and Security Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:55:47 +0000 Anthony Brino 82896 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Attendee Highlights - Privacy & Security Forum 2014 San Diego http://www.healthcareitnews.com/video/attendee-highlights-privacy-security-forum-2014-san-diego <p>Healthcare IT News&#39; Erin McCann speaks with attendees of the 2014 Privacy &amp; Security Forum in San Diego about key takeaways and reactions to the conference.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-thumbnail"> <div class="field-label">Thumbnail:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/video/attendee-highlights-privacy-security-forum-2014-san-diego" class="imagecache imagecache-video_block imagecache-linked imagecache-video_block_linked"><img src="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/video_block/news_thumbnails/psf_2014_san_diego_highlights_still2.png" alt="" title="" width="640" height="360" class="imagecache imagecache-video_block"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/video/attendee-highlights-privacy-security-forum-2014-san-diego" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:38:42 +0000 Erin McCann,Eric Bailey 82891 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Accountable care driven by data http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/accountable-care-driven-data <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-headline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Accountable care driven by data </div> </div> </div> <p>Clinical Decision Support Systems, or CDSS, can inform physicians while improving the rate of preventive services and patient engagement. While some physicians balk at the notion of a machine dictating treatment protocol and health management plans, the primary role of CDSS is informing doctors to make better decisions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/accountable-care-driven-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Intelligence Vendors Electronic Health Records Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:35:50 +0000 Jihan Lee 82886 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Privacy and security experts will share best practices Sept. 8-9 http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/privacy-security-experts-will-share-best-practices-september-8-9 <p>Healthcare privacy and security experts from around the U.S. will gather in Boston Sept. 8-9 to share information and strategize over how to combat cybercrime, insider threats and other pressing challenges to patient data.</p> <p>The two-day <a href="http://boston.healthprivacyforum.com/">Privacy &amp; Security Forum</a>, presented by HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News, coincidentally, comes less than one month after a huge breach affected 4.5 million patients at the Franklin, Tenn-based Community Health Systems. It was the second largest HIPAA breach ever reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/privacy-security-experts-will-share-best-practices-september-8-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Data Warehousing Privacy and Security Workforce Management Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:48:47 +0000 Gus Venditto 82601 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com NIH issues genomic data sharing rules http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/nih-issues-genomic-data-sharing-rules <p>The National Institutes of Health has issued a final policy it hopes will promote genomic data sharing as a way to improve health while still protecting the privacy of research participants.</p> <p class="see-also"><b>[See also: <a href="/news/genomics-come-hie" target="_blank">Genomics come to HIE</a>]</b></p> <p>The NIH Genomic Data Sharing policy traces back to the Human Genome Project, which necessitated rapid and broad data release during its mapping and sequencing of the human genome, officials say.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/nih-issues-genomic-data-sharing-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Health Information Exchange (HIE) Policy and Legislation Privacy and Security Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:08:32 +0000 Mike Miliard 82881 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com New DEA rule means changes to eRx http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/new-dea-rule-means-changes-erx <p>A restrictive new rule change from the Drug Enforcement Administration, making it more difficult for physicians to prescribe opioids, will necessitate some changes to <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/e-prescribing" target="_blank">e-prescribing</a> products and practices.</p> <p class="see-also"><b>[See also: <a href="/news/dea-they-want-new-drug" target="_blank">DEA: They want a new drug</a>]</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/new-dea-rule-means-changes-erx" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Vendors ePrescribing Policy and Legislation Privacy and Security Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:37:38 +0000 Anthony Vecchione 82876 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com