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Erin McCann | May 21, 2015 | 11:06 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
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. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | May 21, 2015 | 10:58 AM | Electronic Health Records, Workforce
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. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | May 21, 2015 | 10:08 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy & Security, Policy and Legislation
The Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General, an independent government watchdog, has found the Coast Guard seriously lagging in its efforts to protect personal health information. More
CHICAGO | Erin McCann | May 20, 2015 | 04:33 PM | Business Intelligence, Accountable Care, Analytics
Chicago's Advocate Health Care has 13 hospitals and one of the largest accountable care organizations in the U.S. With population health management at the center of ACO success, it is well acquainted with using analytics for quality improvement. More
Tom Sullivan | May 20, 2015 | 03:52 PM | Claims Processing, ICD-10 & Coding, Quality and Safety
What to make of the newest Congressional wrangling over the conversion to ICD-10 and the rekindled debate that has followed. Also: the one thing healthcare executives should be doing right now. More
DENVER | Mike Miliard | May 20, 2015 | 11:05 AM | Data Warehousing, Analytics, Mergers & Acquisitions
As it aims to broaden its predictive analytics and personalized health capabilities, Welltok, developer of the CaféWell health optimization platform, has acquired Burlington, Mass.-based Predilytics. More
Eric Wicklund | May 20, 2015 | 11:04 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile
The small physician practice isn't what it used to be. Today, solo docs and small practices are most likely a bit more technologically savvy and open to mHealth. Because of it, an increasing number of small EHR vendors are targeting them with new cloud-... More
WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | May 20, 2015 | 10:29 AM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Workflow
Payer report cards released today by health IT company athenathealth and healthcare communications firm ReviveHealth show insurers strong on operational performance, but still lacking in provider trust. More
Michelle Ronan Noteboom | May 20, 2015 | 09:42 AM | Pharmacy, Health Information Exchange (HIE), RFID/RTLS
Our columnist considers what the new culture of technology-enabled instant gratification means for patient satisfaction. Can providers better leverage those same technologies to improve practice workflows and minimize patient wait times? More
Tom Sullivan | May 20, 2015 | 08:00 AM | Analytics, Population Health
As the healthcare industry moves toward a more precise definition of its biggest new buzzword, providers and payers are facing some serious technical and political challenges as they embrace population health management. More
Erin McCann | May 19, 2015 | 11:14 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
A trigger tool developed to scan the electronic medical record of pediatric patients was able to identify that 45 percent of patient medical errors that caused harm were preventable. More
Richard Pizzi | May 19, 2015 | 10:28 AM | Privacy & Security, Workforce
John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, Calif., has hired Thomas August as its new chief information security officer. More