News from healthcareitnews.com http://www.healthcareitnews.com/home/feed en Putting security first: the right priorities for real protection http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/putting-security-first-right-priorities-real-protection <p>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 &ndash; and that can be a disastrous mistake.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/putting-security-first-right-priorities-real-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Privacy and Security Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:02:36 +0000 Kurt Hagerman 88066 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com The future of healthcare analytics is prescriptive http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/future-healthcare-analytics-prescriptive <p><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5;">If the healthcare industry hopes to tackle many of the pressing issues it faces today &ndash; from cost of providing care, to lost revenue, to providing higher quality care, institutions need to start adopting more prescriptive <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/analytics" target="_blank">analytics</a> into their practices.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/future-healthcare-analytics-prescriptive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Data Warehousing Quality and Safety Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:00:37 +0000 Chris Clayton 88061 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com HIE sees 450 percent growth http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/hie-sees-450-percent-growth <p>In just six months, the number of data sources sharing information through the Georgia Regional Academic Community <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/health-information-exchange-hie" target="_blank">Health Information Exchange</a> has grown by 450 percent.</p> <p class="see-also"><b>[See also: <a href="/news/umc-taps-cerner-10-year-stint" target="_blank">UMC taps Cerner for 10-year EHR stint</a>]</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/hie-sees-450-percent-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Vendors Electronic Health Records Health Information Exchange (HIE) Interoperability Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:14:02 +0000 Mike Miliard 88051 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Healthcare IT News presents Patient Engagement Summit, Feb. 9-10 http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/healthcare-it-news-presents-inaugural-patient-engagement-forum-feb-9-10 <div> Patient engagement may be considered by many to be the &quot;blockbuster drug of the 21st century,&quot; but convincing patients to take more responsibility for their own care is easier said that done &ndash; but not impossible.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/healthcare-it-news-presents-inaugural-patient-engagement-forum-feb-9-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Quality and Safety Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:32:56 +0000 Healthcare IT News Staff 88046 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Huron Consulting to acquire Studer http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/huron-consulting-acquire-studer <p>Huron Consulting Group, a public company that provides healthcare business and performance advice, is poised to spend $325M to acquire healthcare consulting firm <a href="http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.studergroup.com%2F&amp;esheet=51026992&amp;newsitemid=20150127005306&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Studer+Group&amp;index=1&amp;md5=a1f2d08b0550a81c391f508fa4743b38">Studer Group</a>, which is focused on helping providers improve clinical outcomes and financial results.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/huron-consulting-acquire-studer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Meaningful Use Business Intelligence Electronic Health Records Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:20:10 +0000 Bernie Monegain 88041 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com ICD-10 deadline tries nation's hospitals http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/icd-10-deadline-tries-nations-hospitals <div> <span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">Despite <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/icd-10" target="_blank">ICD-10</a> having been delayed three times already by the federal government, industry analysts say healthcare officials should treat Oct. 1, 2015, as the official set-in-stone kickoff date.&nbsp;</span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/icd-10-deadline-tries-nations-hospitals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only ICD-10 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:27:41 +0000 John Andrews 88031 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com HHS plans big Medicare reimbursement changes http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/hhs-plans-big-medicare-reimbursement-changes <p>In what it&#39;s calling a &#39;historic&#39; announcement, the Department of Health and Human Services has set new goals to speed the U.S. healthcare system toward value-based care.</p> <p class="see-also"><b>[See also: <a href="/news/value-based-payment-models-expected-reach-tipping-point-2018-study-finds" target="_blank">Value-based payment models expected to reach tipping point by 2018, study finds</a>]</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/hhs-plans-big-medicare-reimbursement-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Claims Processing Payers Financial/Revenue Cycle Management Policy and Legislation Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:09:42 +0000 Mike Miliard 88026 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com UMC taps Cerner for 10-year EHR stint http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/umc-taps-cerner-10-year-stint <p>University Medical Center, based in Lubbock, Texas, has signed <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/cerner" target="_blank">Cerner</a> to a decade-long deal to expand and enhance its existing Cerner <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/electronic-health-record-ehr" target="_blank">electronic health record</a> system.</p> <p> Financial terms of the deal were not released.</p> <p> Under the agreement, the Cerner team will align the EHR and clinical IT teams at UMC, Tech Physicians of Lubbock and UMC Physicians Network Services &ndash; PNS.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/umc-taps-cerner-10-year-stint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Meaningful Use Electronic Health Records Quality and Safety Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:56:41 +0000 Bernie Monegain 88021 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Patient engagement means 'attitude adjustments' on both sides http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/patient-engagement-means-attitude-adjustments-both-sides <p>The findings of <a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=0CB4QFjAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.himssanalytics.org%2Fabout%2FNewsDetail.aspx%3Fnid%3D82185&amp;ei=ApTGVLz6JMaegwTD2YPQAQ&amp;usg=AFQjCNH_q6K0NgqCHZDOvuZtaq_MXM7HZw&amp;sig2=0i9qROe1-LiF7agL80O_7g&amp;bvm=bv.84349003,d.eXY">HIMSS Analytics&#39; recent 2014 Patient Portal Study</a>, published this past October, offer some interesting insights into provider organizations&#39; appetite for &ndash; and strategies toward &ndash; patient engagement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/patient-engagement-means-attitude-adjustments-both-sides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Meaningful Use Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Vendors Electronic Health Records Workforce Management Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:28:11 +0000 Mike Miliard 88016 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Hospital to let patients add to own EHRs http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/hospital-let-patients-add-own-ehrs <p><a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center-bidmc" target="_blank">Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center</a> is launching a pilot that gives patients unprecedented input to their <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/electronic-health-record-ehr" target="_blank">electronic health records</a>.</p> <p class="see-also"><b>[See also: <a href="/news/opennotes-not-software-package-movement" target="_blank">OpenNotes: &#39;This is not a software package, this is a movement&#39;</a>]</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/hospital-let-patients-add-own-ehrs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Electronic Health Records Mobile/Wireless Quality and Safety Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:07:33 +0000 Mike Miliard 88006 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com