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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA | Bernie Monegain | October 31, 2014 | 08:06 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Worries over the usability of EHRs have escalated recently -- in tandem, it seems, with broad adoption. And now, comes research from analyst firm Frost & Sullivan that confirms it and highlights the dangers. The findings indicate it's likely to get... More
Erin McCann | October 30, 2014 | 10:31 AM | Privacy and Security
California state officials this week released its second annual data breach report, and spoiler alert: the numbers for the healthcare industry aren't pretty. More
Bernie Monegain | October 30, 2014 | 09:22 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, RIS and PACS
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. More
Tom Sullivan | October 30, 2014 | 08:19 AM | Mobile/Wireless
Research by Accenture has found that nurses frequently use a wide range of communication technologies. Although these technologies can help collaboration and patient care, there are some downsides as well. More
Tom Sullivan | October 30, 2014 | 08:12 AM | Mobile/Wireless
While consumer-facing mobile apps garner much of the spotlight, mHealth devices, hardware and software are all starting to gain purchase within hospitals. To that end, this year's mHealth Summit has added two key symposia: The Healthcare IT News Privacy... More
Eric Wicklund | October 30, 2014 | 08:05 AM | Mobile/Wireless
Patient engagement is one of the more popular topics in the mHealth landscape these days, and with the mHealth Summit right around the corner (really, December isn't that distant), it's sure to work its way into many a conversation. More
SAN ANTONIO, TX | Mike Miliard | October 30, 2014 | 06:50 AM | Electronic Health Records, Workforce Management, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Here are some quotes from anonymous hospital CIOs that may sound familiar: "Morale is really bad; folks are burned out." "ICD-10 will never happen, we'll just keep spending money on it." "Doing more with less can only go so far.... More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | October 29, 2014 | 09:42 AM | Quality and Safety, Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
The American Medical Association launched what its leaders call a first-of-its-kind resource aimed at helping physicians and other healthcare providers improve patient access to care. More
Tom Sullivan | October 29, 2014 | 05:56 AM | Data Warehousing, Enterprise Content Management, Cloud Computing
Add Google's product roster to the ranks of primarily consumer-centric tools making a play for enterprises. The search giant has effectively taken a page -- albeit a new and somewhat surprising one -- from Apple's playbook when it partnered with... More
Anthony Brino | October 28, 2014 | 04:27 PM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
Purchasing spree continues as Optum gains chronic condition management, smoking cessation and other services. More
Tom Sullivan | October 28, 2014 | 03:59 PM | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
When Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell snagged national coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, to help in the Ebola fight, neither entity said whether she would return to ONC or stay on as acting assistant secretary at HHS over the long term. It... More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | October 28, 2014 | 10:27 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
The American Medical Association released a statement Monday that points to the organization's concern over the recent departure of key leaders from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The ONC exits most recently... More