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CHARLOTTE, NC | Anthony Vecchione | September 15, 2014 | 11:08 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The challenge for the Carolinas Healthcare System was to reduce the readmission rate for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The solution: predictive analytics. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | September 15, 2014 | 10:53 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has appointed Lana Moriarty to be the new head of its Consumer eHealth division. More
TEANECK, NJ | Bernie Monegain | September 15, 2014 | 10:44 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management
Outsourcing company Cognizant, which provides healthcare technology services to providers and payers, will buy health IT software company TriZetto for $2.7 billion in cash, with the intent to better position itself in the market and take advantage of changes... More
VERONA, WI | Erin McCann | September 12, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
Electronic health record behemoth Epic Systems has inked a deal with a lobbying firm to work on its interoperability image -- one that has left a perception that Epic has a closed system that does not easily work well with other EHR systems. More
DUBOIS, PA | Bernie Monegain | September 12, 2014 | 10:59 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois, Pa. was first to attest to Stage 2 of meaningful use among a handful of hospitals that attested early. Though more hospitals have attested to date, the number could still be counted on a couple sets of hands. More
Eric Wicklund | September 12, 2014 | 10:04 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless
In order to connect the nation's veterans with their healthcare records, the Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new mHealth campaign that will put health data into the hands of the consumer. More
HUNTSVILLE, AL | Erin McCann | September 11, 2014 | 10:52 AM | Privacy and Security
A Huntsville, Ala., clinical diagnostics laboratory has notified more than 7,000 individuals of a HIPAA breach after the company discovered protected health information contained on a third-party server had been unsecured for nearly three years. More
Bernie Monegain | September 11, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
CMS and ONC disappointed many CIOs and IT teams around the country on Aug. 29 when it issued a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use that lacked the flexibility on reporting that so many had counted on -- and perhaps expected, because what they had proposed... More
BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | September 11, 2014 | 08:08 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
With the war already underway, how can hospitals and networks prepare? Chief information security officers share insights about shifting toward more sophisticated information security tactics. More
BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | September 10, 2014 | 04:03 PM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
When the Office for Civil Rights knocks on your door, asking about HIPAA compliance, it pays to be ready. And OCR is looking to audit providers ranging from large to small, and across a wide geographical distribution. More
Bernie Monegain | September 10, 2014 | 12:25 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
ONC and HHS issued a final rule today that they say will give EHR makers, health IT developers, providers and consumers more flexibility and clarity when it comes to 2014 Edition certification criteria. More
Erin McCann | September 10, 2014 | 10:54 AM | Telehealth, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
How do individual states stack up when it comes to telemedicine coverage and reimbursement? A new report from the American Telemedicine Association details just that. More