News from healthcareitnews.com http://www.healthcareitnews.com/rss/news/34 en Imaging IT heads toward new phase http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/imaging-it-heads-toward-new-phase <p>This is the third annual &quot;Benchmarks&quot; columns to focus on imaging technology. Each one has been timed for November, to coincide with the mammoth RSNA Annual Meeting &ndash; it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 5 at McCormick Place in Chicago &ndash; and each one has had more or less the same theme: the market is pretty much saturated when it comes to <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/ris-and-pacs" target="_blank">RIS and PACS</a> systems, but change is on the way.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/imaging-it-heads-toward-new-phase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Vendors Health Information Exchange (HIE) Network Infrastructure RIS and PACS Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:56:13 +0000 Mike Miliard 86221 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com At RSNA, tips for Ebola preparedness http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/rsna-tips-ebola-preparedness <p><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5;">The media hype around Ebola may have subsided in recent weeks, but that doesn&#39;t mean preparedness for hospitals and medical practices is any less essential when it comes to this deadly virus. At RSNA on Dec. 2, radiologists will learn about <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/centers-disease-control-and-prevention-cdc" target="_blank">CDC</a> guidelines and strategies to help imaging professionals manage the right response to Ebola.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/rsna-tips-ebola-preparedness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Network Infrastructure Quality and Safety RIS and PACS Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:25:35 +0000 Mike Miliard 86216 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com For radiology, MU not 'right direction' http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/radiology-mu-not-right-direction <div> Weill Cornell&#39;s Keith Hentel, MD, will be the first to tell you: His radiology department intentionally failed to meet Stage 1 meaningful use.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Bottom line? They could have done it, says Hentel, executive vice chairman&nbsp;in the Department of Radiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. But it would have meant pouring their already limited resources into something that &quot;doesn&#39;t really move our practice anywhere in the right direction,&quot; he said.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/radiology-mu-not-right-direction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Meaningful Use Electronic Health Records RIS and PACS Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:22:02 +0000 Erin McCann 86211 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com CMS extends 2014 MU attestation deadline http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/cms-extends-2014-mu-attestation-deadline <p>Offering a bit of leeway, the Centers for Medicare &amp; Medicaid Services has pushed out the deadline for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals to attest to meaningful use for the 2014 reporting year, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 31.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/cms-extends-2014-mu-attestation-deadline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Meaningful Use Electronic Health Records Policy and Legislation Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:03:02 +0000 Mike Miliard 86201 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com New ONC chief privacy officer to speak at mHealth Privacy & Security Symposium http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/new-onc-chief-privacy-officer-speak-mhealth-privacy-security-symposium <p>Lucia Savage, who joined the National Coordinator for Health IT as chief privacy officer this past month, will join other top security officials from the <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/department-health-human-services-hhs" target="_blank">HHS</a> Office for Civil Rights and the U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/new-onc-chief-privacy-officer-speak-mhealth-privacy-security-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Industry News Hospitals & IDNs Physician Practices & Ambulatory Care Vendors Mobile/Wireless Policy and Legislation Privacy and Security Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:50:07 +0000 Mike Miliard 86196 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Giving #HITthanks: Share your health IT gratitude! http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/giving-hitthanks-share-your-health-it-gratitude <p>A year without negative or challenging headlines would be an unreal one. Life always has challenges, just as health IT does. Here are just a few sample headlines of the challenges with electronic health records, interoperability, and patient engagement:</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/giving-hitthanks-share-your-health-it-gratitude" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic Health Records Quality and Safety Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:02:04 +0000 Jon Mertz 86191 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Big data 'not for the weak' http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/big-data-not-weak <p>The University of Mississippi Medical Center is poised to deliver <a class="directory-item-link" href="/directory/electronic-health-record-ehr" target="_blank">EHR</a> data to in-house patients, starting in the next two weeks, to help determine whether they are at risk for a heart attack in the immediate future.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/big-data-not-weak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Hospitals & IDNs Business Intelligence Data Warehousing Workforce Management Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:36:04 +0000 Tom Sullivan 86186 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Funding for digital health not slowing http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/funding-digital-health-not-slowing <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>Funding for digital health is expected to be almost double what it was in 2013, according to a new study from StartUp Health. And that growth shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.</p> <p>The study found 347 companies raised $5 billion through the third quarter of 2014. In all of 2013, 2.8 billion was raised for digital health.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/funding-digital-health-not-slowing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Mobile/Wireless Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:07:19 +0000 Diana Manos 86176 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Easing the journey from hospital to home http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/easing-journey-hospital-home <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>People living with chronic conditions usually have their health data collected in the physician&rsquo;s office every few months &ndash; and quite often, only at that time. This type of episodic care doesn&#39;t help either the doctor or the patient in between those visits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/easing-journey-hospital-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Mobile/Wireless Telehealth Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:03:49 +0000 Diana Manos 86171 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com Workarounds undermine BYOD policies http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/workarounds-undermine-byod-policies <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>In June 2013, Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia took the ambitious step of simultaneously going live with an EHR system and a BYOD policy. After 14 years on a legacy EHR, the shift to a new system and access to it from hundreds of employee-owned devices happened all at once.</p> <p><a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/workarounds-undermine-byod-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Online Only Mobile/Wireless Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:01:11 +0000 Frank Irving 86166 at http://www.healthcareitnews.com