News from healthcareitnews.com http://www.healthcareitnews.com/home/feed en Like scorpions, closed records cause paralysis http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/scorpions-closed-records-cause-paralysis <p>Take a step back from the challenges that surround health information technology (HIT) <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/interoperability" target="_blank">interoperability</a> and you will recognize that market forces and a desperately fragmented health care system make hospitals and vendors act the way we do.</p> <p>It calls to mind the fable of the scorpion and the frog, which is worth revisiting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/scorpions-closed-records-cause-paralysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Interoperability Policy and Legislation Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:05:27 +0000 Edmund Billings, MD 85291 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com State data breach numbers sound alarm http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/state-data-breach-numbers-sound-alarm <div> California state officials this week released its second annual data breach report, and spoiler alert: the numbers for the healthcare industry aren&#39;t pretty.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/state-data-breach-numbers-sound-alarm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Privacy and Security Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:31:56 +0000 Erin McCann 85286 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Cleveland Clinic's 10 innovation picks http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/cleveland-clinics-10-innovation-picks <p>Cleveland Clinic unveiled Wednesday its 9th annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that are likely to have major impact on improving patient care in 2015, and among them are some technology advances.</p> <p>It includes a mobile stroke ambulance, fast, painless blood-testing that requires just a drop, and a novel intra-operative radiation approach for breast cancer. The list also includes a lead-free pacemaker that can be implanted without surgery.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/cleveland-clinics-10-innovation-picks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Mobile/Wireless Quality and Safety RIS and PACS Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:22:36 +0000 Bernie Monegain 85266 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com 7 tips to overcome nurses' communication hurdles http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/7-tips-overcome-nurses-steepest-communication-hurdles <p><a href="http://www.mhealthsummit.org/"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/u7998/mhealth_summit_logo.jpg" style="width: 196px; height: 114px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: left;" /></a>Nurses just might be the original practitioners of mHealth. Even during the pre-smartphone era last century, they typically carried pagers around everywhere, often while off the clock.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/7-tips-overcome-nurses-steepest-communication-hurdles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Mobile/Wireless Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:19:00 +0000 Tom Sullivan 85281 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Clinical mobility and security on tap for mHealth Summit http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/clinical-mobility-security-tap-mhealth-summit <p><a href="http://www.mhealthsummit.org/"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/u7998/mhealth_summit_logo.jpg" style="width: 196px; height: 114px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: left;" /></a>While consumer-facing mobile apps garner much of the spotlight, mHealth devices, hardware and software are all starting to gain purchase within hospitals.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/clinical-mobility-security-tap-mhealth-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Mobile/Wireless Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:12:16 +0000 Tom Sullivan 85276 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com mHealth and engagement: A delicate duet http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/mhealth-engagement-delicate-duet <p style="outline-width: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5385em; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.0004997253418px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><a href="http://www.mhealthsummit.org/"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/u7998/mhealth_summit_logo.jpg" style="width: 196px; height: 114px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: left;" /></a>Patient engagement is one of the more p</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/mhealth-engagement-delicate-duet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Mobile/Wireless Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:05:54 +0000 Eric Wicklund 85271 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Tips to help CIOs 'survive the madness' http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/tips-help-cios-survive-madness <p>Here are some quotes from anonymous hospital CIOs that may sound familiar: &quot;Morale is really bad; folks are burned out.&quot; &quot;ICD-10 will never happen, we&#39;ll just keep spending money on it.&quot; &quot;Doing more with less can only go so far.&quot;</p> <p class="see-also"><b>[See also: <a href="/news/words-cios-dont-want-hear" target="_blank">The words CIOs don&#39;t want to hear</a>]</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/tips-help-cios-survive-madness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Electronic Health Records Financial/Revenue Cycle Management Workforce Management Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:50:26 +0000 Mike Miliard 85261 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Health IT job opportunities, qualifications and certification benefits http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/health-it-job-opportunities-qualifications-certification-benefits <p><em>I&rsquo;ve written&nbsp;a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.healthcareguy.com/2011/08/07/how-to-get-a-job-in-healthcare-it-when-you-dont-have-specific-experience/">number of articles</a>&nbsp;and a few&nbsp;<a href="http://www.healthcareguy.com/2012/06/16/check-out-these-videos-if-youre-looking-for-healthcare-it-jobs/">video interviews</a>&nbsp;on job opportunities in digital health recently and have received a steady stream of questions since then.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/health-it-job-opportunities-qualifications-certification-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Workforce Management Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:27:56 +0000 Shahid Shah 85256 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com AMA tool shows areas in need of care http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/ama-tool-shows-where-care-most-needed <p>The <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/american-medical-association-ama" target="_blank">American Medical Association</a> launched what its leaders call a first-of-its-kind tool aimed at helping physicians and other healthcare providers improve patient access to care.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/ama-tool-shows-where-care-most-needed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Policy and Legislation Quality and Safety Workforce Management Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:42:56 +0000 Bernie Monegain 85241 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com The changes at ONC and next steps http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/changes-onc-next-steps <p>In 2014, there have been many changes at the Office of the National Coordinator.</p> <p> Although I do not have access to an organizational chart, I believe the leadership of <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/office-national-coordinator-health-information-technology-onc" target="_blank">ONC</a> and the changes in 2014 are as follows:</p> <p> National Coordinator: <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/karen-desalvo" target="_blank">Karen DeSalvo</a> (Named Acting Assistant Secretary of Health)</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/changes-onc-next-steps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic Health Records Interoperability Policy and Legislation Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:25:24 +0000 John Halamka 85236 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com