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Erin McCann | August 28, 2015 | 11:10 AM | Privacy & Security, Compliance & Legal
A 12-hospital health system is notifying hundreds of its current and former patients that their protected health information has been compromised after discovering an employee was involved in identity theft. More
Mike Miliard | August 28, 2015 | 10:57 AM | Electronic Health Records, Pharmacy, Privacy & Security
With e-prescribing of controlled substances legal nationwide, providers and pharmacies are empowered with a new technological tool in the fight against prescription painkillers. Now more need to use it. More
Bernie Monegain | August 28, 2015 | 10:57 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Interoperability
Three HHS officials look back at what happened 10 years ago after Hurricane Katrina touched down in New Orleans and assess the promises and challenges for emergency preparedness today. More
Bernie Monegain | August 28, 2015 | 10:20 AM | Quality and Safety, Workforce, Clinical
Intermountain Healthcare opened a state-of-the-art simulation center at one of its hospitals this week. It's a place where doctors, nurses and healthcare staff can practice and perfect their skills while employing technology they will put to work for... More
Mike Miliard | August 28, 2015 | 09:12 AM | Claims Processing, ICD-10 & Coding, Policy and Legislation
Medicare fee-for-service providers, clearinghouses and billing agencies built on earlier successes during the final end-to-end testing week in July, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. More
Susan Morse | August 28, 2015 | 08:58 AM | ICD-10 & Coding
Acting CMS administrator Andy Slavitt revealed that William Rogers, MD, director of CMS' Physicians Regulatory Issues Team, will be the ICD-10 ombudsman to the federal agency. More
Healthcare IT News | August 28, 2015 | 06:10 AM | Quality and Safety, Clinical, Compliance & Legal
Healthcare IT News' focus is primarily on IT within the healthcare space, but there's also so much happening now within the broader realm of healthcare. Our headlines watch list is updated daily, so check back in with us for regular updates. More
Erin McCann | August 27, 2015 | 11:05 AM | Privacy & Security, Workforce, Policy and Legislation
Turns out the Department of Veterans Affairs uses a Web-based communication platform that isn't exactly secure. In fact, a new report suggests VA practices in this case might have put protected health information at serious risk. More
Tom Sullivan | August 27, 2015 | 10:47 AM | Electronic Health Records, Clinical
Signed in conjunction with a Lockheed Martin subsidiary, this deal aims to address one of the department's biggest public problems. More
Bernie Monegain | August 27, 2015 | 10:44 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
CVS is working with three telehealth companies -- American Well, Doctor On Demand and Teladoc -- on how, together with pharmacies, they might expand and improve patient care. More
Mike Miliard | August 27, 2015 | 10:08 AM | Data Warehousing, Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
More than 80 percent of healthcare CIOs, CTOs and other security leaders polled by KPMG say their organizations have been victimized by at least one cyber attack in the past two years -- and many still feel like sitting ducks. More
Bernie Monegain | August 27, 2015 | 08:12 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Analytics
Cerner CEO Neal Patterson earned $6,599,410 - or 102 times the $65,000 median pay for employees at the Kansas City, Mo.-based health IT company, according to research firm Glassdoor. More