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WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | September 16, 2014 | 11:13 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
In a pointed letter sent to HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell on Monday, a who's-who of industry stakeholders complained of "immediate concerns" about their members' ability to continue meaningful use participation. More
HARRISBURG, IL | Bernie Monegain | September 16, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
You might say the CIO and IT team at Harrisburg Medical Center are hands on. When it came to tackling the toughest piece of meaningful use Stage 2, they added a staff member to connect with patients at home. More
Healthcare IT News Staff | September 16, 2014 | 10:13 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
This HIMSS infographic reflects changing attitudes about health IT over the 25 years that HIMSS has conducted its leadership surveys. More
WASHINGTON | Erin McCann | September 16, 2014 | 09:51 AM | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
National Health IT Week kicked off this Monday in Washington, DC, with a litany of prepared speeches and big names in the health IT arena. Among the overarching themes? Interoperability and patient engagement. More
CHARLOTTE, NC | Anthony Vecchione | September 15, 2014 | 11:08 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The challenge for the Carolinas Healthcare System was to reduce the readmission rate for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The solution: predictive analytics. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | September 15, 2014 | 10:53 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has appointed Lana Moriarty to be the new head of its Consumer eHealth division. More
TEANECK, NJ | Bernie Monegain | September 15, 2014 | 10:44 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management
Outsourcing company Cognizant, which provides healthcare technology services to providers and payers, will buy health IT software company TriZetto for $2.7 billion in cash, with the intent to better position itself in the market and take advantage of changes... More
VERONA, WI | Erin McCann | September 12, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
Electronic health record behemoth Epic Systems has inked a deal with a lobbying firm to work on its interoperability image -- one that has left a perception that Epic has a closed system that does not easily work well with other EHR systems. More
DUBOIS, PA | Bernie Monegain | September 12, 2014 | 10:59 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois, Pa. was first to attest to Stage 2 of meaningful use among a handful of hospitals that attested early. Though more hospitals have attested to date, the number could still be counted on a couple sets of hands. More
Eric Wicklund | September 12, 2014 | 10:04 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless
In order to connect the nation's veterans with their healthcare records, the Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new mHealth campaign that will put health data into the hands of the consumer. More
HUNTSVILLE, AL | Erin McCann | September 11, 2014 | 10:52 AM | Privacy and Security
A Huntsville, Ala., clinical diagnostics laboratory has notified more than 7,000 individuals of a HIPAA breach after the company discovered protected health information contained on a third-party server had been unsecured for nearly three years. More
Bernie Monegain | September 11, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
CMS and ONC disappointed many CIOs and IT teams around the country on Aug. 29 when it issued a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use that lacked the flexibility on reporting that so many had counted on -- and perhaps expected, because what they had proposed... More