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Mike Miliard | November 25, 2014 | 01:56 PM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, RIS and PACS
In our monthly "Benchmarks" column, Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Analytics take stock of the market for imaging technology. While provider buying trends may have been relatively staid these past several years, hospital consolidation and image... More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | November 25, 2014 | 01:25 PM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, RIS and PACS
The media hype around Ebola may have subsided in recent weeks, but that doesn't mean preparedness is any less essential when it comes to this deadly virus. At RSNA on Dec. 2, imaging professionals will learn about CDC guidelines and other strategies to... More
CHICAGO | Erin McCann | November 25, 2014 | 01:22 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, RIS and PACS
Weill Cornell's Keith Hentel, MD, will be the first to tell you: His radiology department intentionally failed to meet Stage 1 of meaningful use. They could have done it. But it would have meant pouring already limited resources into something that... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | November 25, 2014 | 11:03 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Offering a bit of leeway, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has pushed out the deadline for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals to attest to meaningful use for the 2014 reporting year, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 31. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | November 25, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
Lucia Savage, who joined the National Coordinator for Health IT as chief privacy officer this past month, will join other top security officials from the HHS Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on a panel at the HIMSS Media... More
BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | November 25, 2014 | 07:36 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Workforce Management
Big data is bringing big changes to healthcare organizations of all shapes and sizes. Making the most of it will require providers to develop or hire new skill sets to compile a "cross-breed of expertise, wherein data scientists work in tandem with... More
Diana Manos | November 24, 2014 | 03:07 PM | Mobile/Wireless
As the Affordable Care Act spurs innovation and consumerism grows, deal sizes for digital health have increased. Meanwhile, more and more private equity firms are pouring capital into the sector as the market matures. More
Diana Manos | November 24, 2014 | 03:03 PM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth
A recent study involving 1,500 patients, conducted by the University of California Department of Medicine, found that remote monitoring and telephone-based nurse coaching intervention reduced hospital readmissions among patients with heart failure. More
Frank Irving | November 24, 2014 | 03:01 PM | Mobile/Wireless
Smart mobile strategies must consider the methods end-users could invent to undermine them, says one clinician who'll speak at the Privacy & Security Symposium at the mHealth Summit. "If there is a reason for people to take a shortcut, it should... More
BOSTON | Erin McCann | November 24, 2014 | 11:12 AM | Privacy and Security, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will pay $100,000 to the state of Massachusetts after one of its physicians failed to follow the hospital's laptop encryption policy and an unencrypted laptop was stolen. More
Eric Wicklund | November 24, 2014 | 10:33 AM | Mobile/Wireless
The lifespan of Google Glass might just be short-lived, with the technology facing an increasing amount of public criticism in recent months. But does it fare a little better in healthcare? Industry stakeholders say, "yes." More
WASHINGTON | Neil Versel | November 24, 2014 | 10:22 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
With all the talk about patient engagement as a component of both meaningful use and of healthcare quality improvement, it seems to be lacking in one of the most obvious places of all: the hospital room. More