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Erin McCann | April 24, 2015 | 11:01 AM | Privacy & Security
How many breaches, how many compromises of patients' confidential medical information does it take before there are some questions asked of an organization and its security policies? One health system recently announced its seventh large HIPAA breach. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | April 24, 2015 | 10:45 AM | Data Warehousing, Policy and Legislation, Analytics
The FDA is offering a grant of up to $1 million to turn large amounts of EHR data into numbers the agency can use to gauge the effectiveness of FDA-approved drugs. More
Bernie Monegain | April 24, 2015 | 10:02 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
In a new white paper by the Samsung Innovation Center at Children's Health Fund, researchers examine how technology could help improve the health of children in poverty across the country. More
John Andrews | April 24, 2015 | 09:23 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Accountable Care
For providers considering how to assemble a viable accountable care organization, experts say the key is to first have a strong care coordination system in place. More
Erin McCann | April 23, 2015 | 11:11 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
At first glance, patient satisfaction surveys that are linked to hospital Medicare payments may seem great in theory. But tying hospital payments to subjective patient experience metrics may actually result in serious harm by diverting attention away from... More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | April 23, 2015 | 10:57 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile, Patient Engagement
The first developer to make an electronic health record exclusively for the iPad is now aiming to be the first choice for physicians and patients looking to make the most of their new Apple Watches. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | April 23, 2015 | 10:43 AM | Quality and Safety, Imaging, Policy and Legislation
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will disburse $120 million to fund 34 patient-centered clinical comparative and clinical effectiveness research on a range of conditions and patient populations. More
OREM, UT | Bernie Monegain | April 23, 2015 | 10:21 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Patient Engagement
With a meaningful use requirement for healthcare organizations to drive at least 5 percent of their patients to an online portal, KLAS finds that three vendors have more than 20 percent of their customers' patients accessing the portal, far surpassing... More
John Andrews | April 23, 2015 | 06:22 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
The draft interoperability roadmap released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT contains so many details in its 166-pages that has been called "meaningful use on steroids." More
Natalie Hodge, MD | April 22, 2015 | 01:56 PM | Electronic Health Records, Decision Support, Patient Engagement
Marking a substantive push to move the industry upstream of chronic disease, CMS' proposed rule requires more clinical decision support. Here are two ways of harnessing technology to meet the criteria. More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | April 22, 2015 | 10:50 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Mount Sinai Health System has selected Cambridge, Mass.-based InterSystems' HealthShare as its interoperability platform for long-term growth. More
Bernie Monegain | April 21, 2015 | 04:27 PM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services introduced its star ratings last week for more than 3,500 hospitals, enabling consumers to compare hospitals before making a choice. Find out who's tops here. More