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AUGUSTA, AR | Greg L. Wolverton | December 18, 2014 | 11:35 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management
In 2012, ARcare undertook a fast-paced transition to a next-generation electronic health record system. Less than two years later, it was nationally recognized, receiving HIMSS Analytics' Stage 7 Ambulatory Award, the highest HIMSS honor for EHR adoption... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | December 18, 2014 | 11:19 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Stage 2 meaningful use attestations have shown an uptick, but many providers still struggle. With the Flex-IT Act gaining traction in the House, Rep. Renee Ellmers and 28 fellow members of Congress have again called on HHS for a shorter reporting period. The... More
Erin McCann | December 18, 2014 | 11:03 AM | Privacy and Security
Perhaps CD-ROMs are not the best storage media when it comes to safeguarding the health information of your patients -- especially when one of your staff members accidentally donates them to a children's art project, as what recently happened at a... More
ENGLEWOOD, CO | Bernie Monegain | December 18, 2014 | 07:21 AM | Quality and Safety, RIS and PACS
New findings published Dec. 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine affirms a practice for stroke response that has been employed by Donald Frei, MD, and the stroke team at Swedish Medical Center's Radiology Imaging Associates. More
Erin McCann | December 17, 2014 | 11:13 AM | Data Warehousing, Cloud Computing
Don't dismiss the healthcare industry as one of the last to innovate quite yet. When it comes to adopting cloud technology, it is ahead of the game, according to a new report. More
Mike Miliard | December 17, 2014 | 10:57 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless
Could younger patients be the key to achieving Stage 2 meaningful use patient access requirements? A new report finds strong desire for online medical records among the 18- to 34-year-old generation, with 43 percent of millennials saying they want to access... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | December 17, 2014 | 10:26 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The government has divvied up more than $665 million to states for designing and testing ways to improve healthcare quality, accessibility and affordability. The awards will go to 28 states, three territories and the District of Columbia. More
Government Health IT Staff | December 17, 2014 | 10:02 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative is a new national trade organization of HIEs, banding together to gain economies of scale, drive financial sustainability and raise awareness among healthcare organizations and legislators. More
Erin McCann | December 16, 2014 | 11:07 AM | Data Warehousing, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
Sony Pictures last week notified employees that their medical data and Social Security numbers were swiped in a cyberattack, a breach that has prompted privacy advocates to reaffirm the need to implement further data safeguards. More
Bernie Monegain | December 16, 2014 | 10:41 AM | Business Intelligence, Workforce Management
Private physician practices will soon be a thing of the past according to a new survey that shows them dwindling year over year as more doctors opt to become part of a hospital or health system. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | December 16, 2014 | 10:29 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
HIMSS Analytics has awarded Cleveland Clinic Health System with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award, lauding the health system's outpatient settings for using patient-generated data to improve outcomes, and for lowering costs by avoiding unnecessary tests. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | December 16, 2014 | 09:56 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Cloud Computing
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will deploy IBM's Watson technology as it builds its clinical reasoning system to help physicians make evidence-based primary care decisions. The Veterans Health Administration will also be using Watson to help... More