News from healthcareitnews.com http://www.healthcareitnews.com/home/feed en Takeaways from Privacy & Security Forum http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/takeaways-privacy-security-forum <div class="storify"> <iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/hitnewstweet/4-takeaways-from-the-privacy-and-security-forum/embed?border=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> <script src="//storify.com/hitnewstweet/4-takeaways-from-the-privacy-and-security-forum.js?border=false"></script><p><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/hitnewstweet/4-takeaways-from-the-privacy-and-security-forum" target="_blank">View the story "4 takeaways from the Privacy &amp; Security Forum" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div> Online Only Data Warehousing Health Information Exchange (HIE) Privacy and Security Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:33:28 +0000 Jessica Sabbah 83441 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Docs still unconvinced of EHRs' worth http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/docs-still-unconvinced-ehrs-worth <p>Fewer than 25 percent of physicians say <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/electronic-health-record-ehr" target="_blank">electronic health records</a> have made them more efficient, and not even 33 percent of them say EHRs have improved care quality, according to a new survey.</p> <p class="see-also"><b>[See also: <a href="/news/icd-10-cost-markedly-higher-docs" target="_blank">ICD-10 cost a &#39;crushing burden&#39; for docs</a>]</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/docs-still-unconvinced-ehrs-worth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Electronic Health Records ICD-10 Workforce Management Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:13:38 +0000 Mike Miliard 83436 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com New bill aims to ease MU reporting rules http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/new-bill-aims-ease-mu-reporting-rules <p>Just one day after a chorus of industry groups implored <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/department-health-human-services-hhs" target="_blank">HHS</a> to reconsider its burdensome Stage 2 attestation requirements, a new bi-partisan bill seeks to offer providers meaningful relief.</p> <p><b style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5;">[See also: <a href="/news/calls-stage-2-changes-grow-louder" target="_blank">Calls for Stage 2 changes grow louder</a>]</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/new-bill-aims-ease-mu-reporting-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Meaningful Use Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Electronic Health Records Policy and Legislation Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:51:23 +0000 Mike Miliard 83431 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com ACA changing hospitals' hiring patterns http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/acos-changing-hospitals-hiring-patterns <p>Healthcare has had a reputation for being one of the strongest industries for generating new jobs. But recent changes in reimbursements and a shift to accountable care models have changed the dynamic in some quarters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/acos-changing-hospitals-hiring-patterns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Business Intelligence Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Financial/Revenue Cycle Management Workforce Management Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:04:19 +0000 David Weldon 83426 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Can data aggregation cure healthcare? http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/can-data-aggregation-cure-healthcare <p>There&rsquo;s growing buzz around Apple&rsquo;s HealthKit, billed as the latest and greatest in data aggregation. Rather than living in separate databases, information about blood pressure, sleep, fitness, nutrition and lab results will be funneled into HealthKit, providing a single health dashboard from which users, and hopefully clinicians, can make better decisions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/can-data-aggregation-cure-healthcare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial & Commentary Business Intelligence Mobile/Wireless Quality and Safety Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:45:44 +0000 Samir Damani 83421 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com How to get C-suite to focus on security http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/how-get-c-suite-focus-security <p>Texas Health Resources CIO Ed Marx and chief information security officer Ron Mehring circled the boardroom table handing out envelopes.</p> <p>Within the package that every member of the senior management team received were their passwords, and how long it took Marx and Mehring to figure out that sensitive piece of information -- &ldquo;which in every case was less than a second,&rdquo; Marx explained.</p> <p>&ldquo;We got their attention and ever since have gotten the resources we need for security,&rdquo; Marx said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/how-get-c-suite-focus-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Health Information Exchange (HIE) Network Infrastructure Privacy and Security Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:22:53 +0000 Tom Sullivan 83411 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com AMA presses for better EHRs http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/ama-presses-better-ehrs <p>The <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/american-medical-association-ama" target="_blank">American Medical Association</a>, which represents more than 200,000 members, says its time to fix poorly designed EHRs so doctors can use them more effectively and better serve their patients.</p> <p> The demand follows an AMA study with RAND Corp. confirming that physician frustration with EHRs is taking a significant toll not only on them, but also on their patients.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/ama-presses-better-ehrs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Electronic Health Records Policy and Legislation Quality and Safety Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:55:02 +0000 Bernie Monegain 83406 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com 2014 National Health IT Week http://www.healthcareitnews.com/slideshow/2014-national-health-it-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-headline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2014 National Health IT Week </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-daily-feature"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div id="slide-show-content"> <div id="slideshow-top" class="clearfix"> <span id="slideshow-fixie7"></span> <span id="slideshow-pre" rel="/slideshow/2014-national-health-it-week?page=0"></span> <span id="slideshow-pos">1 of 7</span> <span id="slideshow-next" rel="/slideshow/2014-national-health-it-week?page=1"></span> <span id="slideshow-expands-image"></span> </div> <div id="slide-show-main"> <ul> <li><a class="slideshow-image" href="/sites/default/files/probst1.jpg" alt= " " rel="lightbox" title="Marc Probst, CIO of Intermountain" class="slideshow_lightbox"><img src="/sites/default/files/probst1.jpg"></a></a><div class="slide-show-teaser"><div class="slideshow-title"><b>Marc Probst, CIO of Intermountain</b></div><div class="description">Marc Probst, CIO of Intermountain Healthcare, spoke at the CHIME Capitol Hill briefing on Tuesday. He offered his take on interoperability: "It does all come down to these fundamental standards," he said. "If we want to be able to move data from one system to another, you know, technically that isn't all that hard … the hard part is actually doing it."</div></div></li> </ul> </div> <ol id="controls"><li rel="/slideshow/2014-national-health-it-week?page=0" id="controls0" class="current"></li><li rel="/slideshow/2014-national-health-it-week?page=1" id="controls1" ></li><li rel="/slideshow/2014-national-health-it-week?page=2" id="controls2" ></li><li rel="/slideshow/2014-national-health-it-week?page=3" id="controls3" ></li><li rel="/slideshow/2014-national-health-it-week?page=4" id="controls4" ></li><li rel="/slideshow/2014-national-health-it-week?page=5" id="controls5" ></li><li rel="/slideshow/2014-national-health-it-week?page=6" id="controls6" ></li></ol> </div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 9th annual National Health IT Week kicked off in Washington, D.C., this week with some big names taking the stage. The overarching themes? Interoperability and patient engagement. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2013 </div> </div> </div> Online Only Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:31:48 +0000 Erin McCann 83401 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com The evolution of health IT http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/evolution-health-it <div> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/evolution-health-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic Health Records Mobile/Wireless Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:50:20 +0000 Eric Venn-Watson, MD 83396 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com A parallel universe: 25 years of the HIMSS Leadership Survey http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/parallel-universe-25-years-himss-leadership-survey <p>Who knew 25 years ago where we&rsquo;d be today?</p> <p>Me, I was boarding a Greyhound bus in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with two suitcases and a one-way ticket to start a new life in the United States. I had completed a graduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas in 1988 and had moved back to Canada, where I was settling into a promising market research job. Then, my life took an interesting turn when I received a letter from the U.S. Consulate informing me that my application for permanent residency was selected.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/parallel-universe-25-years-himss-leadership-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Data Warehousing Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:22:10 +0000 Lorren Pettit 83386 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com