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SAN DIEGO | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 07:32 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
Known for his rapid fire, entertaining talks on the condition of U.S. healthcare today, the famed cardiologist and innovator paused to answer questions from the AHIMA audience at a separate session after his Monday morning presentation. More
SAN DIEGO | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 04:48 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, promised an audience of AHIMA members that the government would act "fast into interoperability." She drew applause when she added, "We cannot wait for 10 years to get this done." More
SAN DIEGO | Mike Miliard | September 29, 2014 | 10:15 PM | Data Warehousing, ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Among the many new products being showcased at AHIMA in San Diego this week: analytics focused on revenue cycle enhancement, tools for computer-assisted physician documentation, and, of course, IT to help smooth the transition to ICD-10. More
Mike Moran | September 29, 2014 | 02:39 PM | Workforce Management
Money may talk, but when it comes to creating a great workplace, that talk is barely a whisper. In reading the 25 profiles of this year's winners in Healthcare IT News' 4th annual Best Hospital IT Departments program, you'll see only one... More
Erin McCann | September 29, 2014 | 11:07 AM | Privacy and Security
A mail merge gone wrong has officials at the University of Florida and Texas Health and Human Services rushing to send patient notification letters after the error, which occurred a year ago, resulted in a data breach. More
Mike Miliard | September 29, 2014 | 10:58 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security
The Health Information Trust Alliance has put out a word of warning about Shellshock, a system vulnerability it says could wreak much more damage than the infamous Heartbleed bug. More
Government Health IT Staff | September 29, 2014 | 10:24 AM | Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
Amidst the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which has claimed the lives of some 3,000 people thus far, government entities in the U.S. and abroad are moving to harness personnel and technologies to better manage the outbreak. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | September 26, 2014 | 10:52 AM | ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange this week shared the results of its latest ICD-10 survey with HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell. It suggests that some momentum was lost as many payers, vendors and providers eased up on the gas pedal. More
Kaiser Health News | September 26, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Interoperability
Neglected to pick up your prescription? Now, there's a good chance your doctor will know and do something about it, thanks to a slew of new partnerships between CVS Health and various health systems. More
Bernie Monegain | September 26, 2014 | 10:20 AM | Quality and Safety
The use of cardiac telemetry at Christiana Care Health System improved patient care and proved to be a boost for the Delaware hospital's bottom line as well, with $4.8 million dollars saved. More
SANTA CLARA, CA | Neil Versel | September 26, 2014 | 06:32 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Interoperability
Now in its eighth year, the annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference has evolved from a showcase for not-ready-for-prime-time apps that wouldn't exist a year later to a self-congratulatory Silicon Valley pep rally to a more mature event that seems to be... More
Erin McCann | September 25, 2014 | 11:06 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
Thirteen of the nation's major healthcare systems are one step closer to interoperability, after they are now able to electronically share health records with disparate EHRs upon signing on to the country's largest health information network. More