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WOODSVILLE, NH | Mike Miliard | August 19, 2014 | 11:23 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
When you picture the first handful of providers able to successfully attest to the rigors of Stage 2 meaningful use, a place like tiny Cottage Hospital might not be the first that leaps to mind. More
Erin McCann | August 19, 2014 | 10:51 AM | Privacy and Security
When it comes to data breaches, hacking and loss or theft of unencrypted devices are far from healthcare security professionals' only concerns. Employee snooping and insider misuse also prove to be among the biggest privacy threats in the healthcare... More
SAN FRANCISCO | Bernie Monegain | August 19, 2014 | 10:48 AM | Data Warehousing, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Dignity Health, one of the largest health systems in the country, will build a cloud-based data analytics platform. The health system tapped Cary, N.C.-based SAS to lead the big data and predictive analytics project. More
Rodney J. Moore | August 19, 2014 | 10:09 AM | Network Infrastructure
Software is making supply chain automation a long hoped-for reality, and the biggest reason your hospital is likely to get on board is money. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | August 18, 2014 | 11:17 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
In testimony before ONC's Health IT Policy Committee on Aug. 15, Epic President Carl Dvorak made his case that the EHR giant is far more engaged with data sharing than some critics would contend. More
FRANKLIN, TN | Erin McCann | August 18, 2014 | 11:09 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
In the second biggest HIPAA breach ever reported, one of the nation's largest healthcare systems has notified some 4.5 million of its patients that their personal information has been stolen by cybercriminals. More
Tom Sullivan | August 18, 2014 | 10:07 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
Dan Pelino, the general manager of IBM's global public sector unit, reveals how the partnership came together, how Apple and IBM executives expect providers to use their technologies, when doctors might be able to query Watson via Siri, and other lesser-... More
CHICAGO | Neil Versel | August 15, 2014 | 11:03 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
As thousands of physician practice managers, hospital CIOs and technology vendors gathered to discuss meaningful use, interoperability and ICD-10 at the annual Allscripts Client Experience users' meeting, a featured speaker encouraged them to keep their... More
WASHINGTON | Government Health IT Staff | August 15, 2014 | 10:07 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy and Security
More than $26 billion has been invested, mostly in incentive payments to hospitals and eligible professionals who meaningfully use electronic health records. Yet just a small percentage of healthcare systems are electronically sharing data. More
Erin McCann | August 15, 2014 | 09:52 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
When asked how big his security team is at the 25-hospital Texas Health Resources, Chief Information Officer Ed Marx responds in a serious manner: "24,000" -- which happens to be the total number of people the health system employs. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | August 14, 2014 | 11:12 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth, Interoperability
Nearly half of healthcare organizations polled for a new HIMSS Analytics report use telemedicine technology -- with some of them combining as many as four different tools to enable remote care. More
CUPERTINO, CA | Tom Sullivan | August 14, 2014 | 11:10 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
To an industry waiting for more information on Apple's healthcare intentions, even a few crumbs here and there are too tasty to pass up. No word from Apple on timing yet, but Reuters has reported that anonymous sources revealed Apple has held HealthKit... More