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Medication
By Anthony Vecchione 07:50 am May 26, 2015
Hospitals are recognizing the value of interoperability between EHRs and automated dispensing cabinets. Beyond eliminating redundancies during the medication ordering process, it helps reduce errors at the point-of-care.
Hunterdon Healthcare System
By Mike Miliard 11:18 am May 22, 2015
At Hunterdon Healthcare System, patient engagement is an all-hands-on-deck project, says its chief medical information officer. A new engagement tool will help clinicians get better insight into patients as they move across care settings, he says.
Doc and tablet
By Erin McCann 11:00 am May 22, 2015
Steve Shirley, chief information officer at the 350-bed Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado, has been in information technology for some 35 years. And, as he sees it, mHealth is bringing some exciting things to his hospital, but there are also some serious questions to consider.
Research
By Bernie Monegain 09:26 am May 22, 2015
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has approved $120 million to fund 34 clinical comparative effectiveness research studies on a range of conditions and patient populations.
By Government Health IT Staff 08:47 am May 22, 2015
Five studies will involve national advocacy organizations, major professional societies and associations, payers and other key patient and stakeholder groups.
Interoperability
By Bernie Monegain 08:19 am May 22, 2015
The House Energy and Commerce Committee gave the 21st Century Cures bill a unanimous sendoff Thursday, voting 51-0 to approve. But the proposed legislation faces big hurdles on the interoperability front.
By Lisa DiSalvo 08:04 am May 22, 2015
This important decision could impact millions of dollars if an auditor fails to accurately review all audit data -- a reality that makes early selection of the right vendor absolutely critical.
Hacker
By Erin McCann 11:06 am May 21, 2015
It took a health insurance company almost a year to notify some 1.1 million of its members that their personal data had been swiped by hackers. What's more, the cyberattack wasn't even detected in-house.
By Bernie Monegain 10:58 am May 21, 2015
Chicago-based EHR company Allscripts will lay off 250 employees across the company, with 60 of the cuts to occur at its Raleigh, North Carolina facility, where it had plans to expand.
By Carl Natale 10:57 am May 21, 2015
Early communication with health insurance companies will help providers minimize financial disruption and stress.

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