News from healthcareitnews.com http://www.healthcareitnews.com/home/feed en What hospitals need to know about Windows 10 http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/what-hospitals-need-know-about-windows-10 <p>The arrival of a new Microsoft operating system does not exactly bring the same excitement that it once did.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5;">Indeed, since about the time Windows Vista launched, subsequent operating systems have come &ndash; and in the odd case of Windows 9 essentially vanished &ndash; without the fanfare of Windows 95, XP or even 2000.</p> <p> <strong>[See also: </strong></span><strong><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/ie-flaw-ushers-risky-new-era-xp-use">IE flaw ushers risky new era for XP use</a>.]</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-primary-topic"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Population Health </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/what-hospitals-need-know-about-windows-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Analytics Cloud Computing Population Health Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:03:39 +0000 Tom Sullivan 95076 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Bipartisan thinktank offers FDA fixes http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/bipartisan-thinktank-offers-fda-fixes <p>The Bipartisan Policy Center has issued a set of recommendations to Congress that it says will speed up medical cures and innovation.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-primary-topic"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Policy and Legislation </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/bipartisan-thinktank-offers-fda-fixes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Clinical Electronic Health Records Medical Devices Policy and Legislation Quality and Safety Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:35:07 +0000 Jack Beaudoin 95071 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com NIST releases first-ever mobile device security guidelines http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/nist-releases-first-ever-mobile-device-security-guidelines <p>If you&#39;ve been looking for any set of official guidelines for mobile device security or best practices on keeping medical data safe, there&#39;s finally some serious movement on that front &ndash; a standards handbook with reams of valuable insight on the topic.</p> <p>The National Institute of Standards and Technology, the federal agency charged with developing tech standards, has unveiled its long-awaited mobile security guide, specifically written for safeguarding medical data.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-primary-topic"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Privacy & Security </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/nist-releases-first-ever-mobile-device-security-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Compliance & Legal Medical Devices Mobile Network Infrastructure Privacy & Security Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:00:21 +0000 Erin McCann 95066 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Why Medicare Advantage is more potent than meaningful use for driving reform http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/why-medicare-advantage-more-potent-meaningful-use-driving-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-headline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MA more effective reform tool than MU </div> </div> </div> <p>Earlier this year, the Centers for <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/medicare" target="_blank">Medicare</a> and <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/medicaid" target="_blank">Medicaid</a> Services (CMS) announced increased 2016 rates to Medicare Advantage (MA) &ndash; changes that will continue to strengthen this growing industry program. Some are saying that this change is a result of the lobbying efforts of payers.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-primary-topic"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Policy and Legislation </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-open-graph-fields"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-og-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why Medicare Advantage is more potent than meaningful use for driving reform </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-og-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I&#039;ll give you a hint: MA is the only national program that engages payers, providers and consumers to support all three elements of the Triple Aim. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-og-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_og_image" width="450" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/sites/default/files/imagefield_default_images/hitn-defaultlogo.jpg?1421983985" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-og-sitename"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Healthcare IT News </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-og-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> blog/why-medicare-advantage-more-potent-meaningful-use-driving-reform </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/why-medicare-advantage-more-potent-meaningful-use-driving-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Accountable Care Electronic Health Records Policy and Legislation Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:41:49 +0000 Frank Ingari 95031 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Can the Health IT Safety Center succeed? http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/can-health-it-safety-center-succeed <p>When <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/office-national-coordinator-health-information-technology-onc" target="_blank">ONC</a> released its Health IT Safety Center Roadmap <a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/onc-draws-patient-safety-roadmap">earlier this month</a>, it touted the envisioned center as way to create a &quot;culture of safety.&quot;</p> <p>Writing in <em>Health Affairs</em>, two experts offer some tips to help it meet that &quot;monumental, sociotechnical challenge.&quot;</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-primary-topic"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Quality and Safety </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/can-health-it-safety-center-succeed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Clinical Electronic Health Records Interoperability Policy and Legislation Quality and Safety Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:36:06 +0000 Mike Miliard 95061 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit: call for proposals http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/revenue-cycle-solutions-summit-call-proposals <p>If you&rsquo;re a provider or payer organization with a great story to tell about you&rsquo;ve begun to remake your revenue cycle to navigate the changed mandated by healthcare reform, here&rsquo;s your chance to share that success &ndash; and learn from your peers.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-primary-topic"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Financial/Revenue Cycle Management </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/revenue-cycle-solutions-summit-call-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Analytics Claims Processing Financial/Revenue Cycle Management Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:58:26 +0000 Healthcare IT News 95056 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum: call for proposals http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/big-data-healthcare-analytics-forum-call-proposals-0 <p><em>Healthcare IT News</em> and <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/healthcare-information-and-management-systems-society-himss" target="_blank">HIMSS</a> are accepting speaking proposals for the <a href="http://www.bigdatahitforum.com/">Big Data &amp; Healthcare Analytics Forum</a>, held in Boston, Nov. 4 to 6.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.bigdatahitforum.com/speaker-proposal">deadline for submissions</a> is 5 p.m. ET, Monday, Aug. 10.</p> <p>Click <a href="http://www.bigdatahitforum.com/speaker-proposal">here</a> to submit a proposal.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-primary-topic"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Analytics </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/big-data-healthcare-analytics-forum-call-proposals-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Analytics Business Intelligence Clinical Data Warehousing Financial/Revenue Cycle Management Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:55:47 +0000 Healthcare IT News 95051 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com EHRs far from interoperable -- still http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/ehrs-far-interoperable-still <p>The most valued patient data resides in the EHR, yet EHRs are architected to perpetuate data silos. Because of the lack of interoperability, healthcare providers can&#39;t achieve true care coordination.</p> <p>To date, <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/electronic-health-record-ehr" target="_blank">EHR</a> vendors have turned a blind eye to this critical flaw, and according to a new report from Boston-based Chilmark Research, there is no sign they will change anytime soon.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-primary-topic"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Interoperability </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/ehrs-far-interoperable-still" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Electronic Health Records Health Information Exchange (HIE) Interoperability Quality and Safety Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:29:45 +0000 Bernie Monegain 95046 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Is DoD's EHR modernization bound to fail? http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/dods-ehr-modernization-bound-fail <p>The Department of Defense&#39;s plans to spend $11 billion on a new <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/electronic-health-record-ehr" target="_blank">EHR</a> system are coming under fire.</p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-primary-topic"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Electronic Health Records </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/dods-ehr-modernization-bound-fail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Electronic Health Records Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:02:16 +0000 Jack McCarthy 95036 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Healthcare headlines from across the Web, July 28 http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/healthcare-headlines-across-web <p><em>Healthcare IT News</em>&#39; focus is on technology, of course, but there&#39;s so much else happening now across the broader realm of healthcare. We&#39;re keeping track of all the top studies, articles and other big happenings in the industry and compiling them on this healthcare watch list. It&#39;s updated daily, so check back in with us for regular updates.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="19000px" scrolling="no" src="http://v.24liveblog.com/live/?id=1293410" width="100%"></iframe></p> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-primary-topic"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Clinical </div> </div> </div> Online Only Clinical Compliance & Legal Quality and Safety Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:10:30 +0000 Healthcare IT News 93351 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com