News from en Physicians prefer VistA, so should decision makers <p>Let&rsquo;s start simply with the results. The questions will come later.</p> <p>In their 2014 <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/electronic-health-record-ehr" target="_blank">EHR</a> <a href="">Report</a>&mdash;a survey of 18,575 physicians on their EHR preferences&mdash;Medscape concludes that doctors like using the VA&rsquo;s Computerized Provider Record System (CPRS), the core electronic record in the broader VistA platform, more than any other solution.</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s what they said.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic Health Records Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:24:56 +0000 Edmund Billings, MD 81676 at Phil Alexander - Privacy & Security Forum 2014 San Diego <p>Phil Alexander, Information Security Officer at UMC and session panelist at the 2014 Privacy &amp; Security Forum in San Diego, discusses the rise of cyber crime and the importance of personalizing employee education around security.</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/phil-alexander-privacy-security-forum-2014-san-diego" class="imagecache imagecache-video_block imagecache-linked imagecache-video_block_linked"><img src="" alt="" title="" width="640" height="360" class="imagecache imagecache-video_block"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Privacy and Security Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:39:10 +0000 Eric Wicklund,Eric Bailey 81671 at Standards key to mHealth success <p class="p1">No matter where you go, it seems, someone&#39;s talking up mHealth.&nbsp; But according to two two officials with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association, a healthy wariness is in order.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile/Wireless Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:39:06 +0000 Jeff Rowe 81666 at Hospital hit with $150K breach fine <div> A Rhode Island hospital, who nearly two years ago notified 14,000 patients of a HIPAA breach involving their data, agreed Wednesday to hand over $150,000 to settle allegations that it failed to safeguard patient information.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Women &amp; Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, or WIH, will pay the civil penalty to the Massachusetts Attorney General who slapped the hospital with a lawsuit after discovering 12,127 of those patients were Massachusetts residents.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Financial/Revenue Cycle Management Privacy and Security Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:31:03 +0000 Erin McCann 81661 at CHIME sees vet IT program as model <p>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, has released 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Network Infrastructure Policy and Legislation Workforce Management Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:25:23 +0000 Bernie Monegain 81656 at When analytics falls short <p>The joys of unintended consequences never end. The Patient Protection and <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/affordable-care-act" target="_blank">Affordable Care Act</a> required hospitals to get paid based on how much they improved their patients&#39; health rather than on how many tests and procedures were completed. The intent was to improve patient care.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Business Intelligence Data Warehousing Privacy and Security Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:54:22 +0000 Evan Schuman 81651 at Is Cerner eyeing a Siemens acquisition? <div> <span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 1.5;">There&#39;s talk of an acquisition that just might change the landscape of the health IT market.&nbsp;</span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Meaningful Use Electronic Health Records Financial/Revenue Cycle Management Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:17:55 +0000 Erin McCann 81646 at Best Hospital IT Departments finalists <p>Eighty-five IT teams are in the running to be named a top hospital in the&nbsp;<em>Healthcare IT News</em> 2014 &quot;Where to Work: BEST Hospital IT Departments&quot; program.</p> <p>More than 5,000 IT staff from 194 nominated hospitals completed the 79-question online survey. To qualify to be considered a top hospital, at least half the employees in an IT department needed to complete the survey.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Electronic Health Records Network Infrastructure Quality and Safety Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:50:15 +0000 Mike Moran 81641 at Leapfrog: Hospital dangers still lurk <p>On the up side, more hospitals are adopting computerized physician order entry, which has proven to reduce medication error. On the down side, hospitals can&#39;t seem to get a handle on certain hospital-acquired infections.</p> <p> The benefits &ndash; and dangers &ndash; of hospital stays are highlighted in the most recent report from healthcare watchdog organization Leapfrog in &quot;Results of the 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey,&quot; which it completed with Castlight.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Network Infrastructure Policy and Legislation Quality and Safety Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:17:55 +0000 Bernie Monegain 81636 at Health IT mergers on upward climb <div> Mergers and acquisitions for the health IT market continue to see big numbers, with total deal volumes increasing 18 percent since the second half of 2013, according to a new Berkery Noyes trend report.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 1.5;">The report, which analyzed M&amp;A activity during the first half of 2014 and compared it with previous years, found aggregate value increased nearly 50 percent, from $3.7 billion up to $5.5 billion.&nbsp;</span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Financial/Revenue Cycle Management Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:03:34 +0000 Erin McCann 81631 at