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By Verizon 08:00 am February 10, 2016
(SPONSORED) For today's organization, managing risks to critical information has become a business priority, not just an IT responsibility. We all know cyberattacks damage reputations, destroy customer trust, and affect revenues.
By Bill Siwicki 08:05 pm February 09, 2016
Health IT giant Cerner Corp. has scored a $50.7 million data hosting contract from U.S. Department of Defense as part of its Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization, according to official documents.
By Greg Goth 07:18 pm February 09, 2016
Consolidation, increased regulation and shortages of critical medications are just a few issues that have health system pharmacy managers scrambling.
By Mike Moran 04:04 pm February 09, 2016
Only a few days remain to submit speaker and session proposals for the Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Pop Health Forum 2016, which will be held in Boston May 19-20.
The revisions on the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records would also facilitate health information exchange and to address legitimate privacy concerns of patients seeking treatment for substance use, HHS said.
By Jessica Davis 03:55 pm February 09, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services has proposed new rules on patient record disclosures to ensure substance use disorder patients can participate in new integrated healthcare models without risk of having their records shared inappropriately.
AHA leaders want CMS to outline transition plans from chart-based reporting to electronic reporting across CMS programs.
By Bernie Monegain 03:01 pm February 09, 2016
The American Hospital Association has sent a list of demands the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services before the federal agency creates new rules surrounding electronic quality reporting measures. CMS earlier this month extended the public comment period for eCQM from Feb. 1 to Feb. 16, 2016.
Deloitte proposes moving away from evaluating physicians independently to a methodology in which physicians are evaluated in clusters.
By Susan Morse 02:36 pm February 09, 2016
The consultant, which proposes moving away from evaluating physicians independently to a methodology in which physicians are evaluated in clusters, will share insights at HIMSS16.
Because social media is so dynamic, the potential for its use in healthcare is very exciting.
By Bill Siwicki 02:05 pm February 09, 2016
Canadian and U.S. researchers formed a collaborative to explore social media in public health, with plans to generate a practice roadmap. The endpoint: enabling public health entities to harness social media to better help deliver effective intervention strategies.
Wen Dombrowki, MD, has been in the field of clinical informatics since the 1990’s. Back then, her work involved building diabetes databases for community health centers.
By Tom Sullivan 01:29 pm February 09, 2016
Wen Dombrowki, MD, has been in the field of clinical informatics since the 1990’s. Back then, her work involved building diabetes databases for community health centers.
executives at a meeting
By athenahealth 08:00 am February 09, 2016
(SPONSORED) As the outcomes of healthcare reform become clear, it is equally clear that healthcare executives need to objectively analyze internal systems and processes, such as information technology and care delivery, to determine how they will effectively adapt to a new reality.

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