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LEXINGTON, MA | Mike Miliard | May 1, 2015 | 11:19 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy & Security, Quality and Safety
Marking its entry into the patient identification market, health IT security company Imprivata has acquired Tampa, Florida-based HT Systems, which develops technology for palm-vein-based biometric patient ID. More
Bernie Monegain | May 1, 2015 | 10:49 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile, Privacy & Security
Former National Coordinator for Health IT David Brailer, MD, argues in an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal that it's time for Americans to take charge of their medical records. More
Michelle Ronan Noteboom | May 1, 2015 | 10:25 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy & Security, Accountable Care
You've probably heard of it once or twice over the past few years. But it's a concept that still needs some more definition. Our columnist explains why she's not a fan of "patient engagement." More
Erin McCann | May 1, 2015 | 10:12 AM | Quality and Safety, Clinical
Patient safety organization The Leapfrog Group has published its newest results for hospital safety scores, and some hospitals didn't fare so well. We have the list of the 20 hospitals that received failing grades for safety. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | May 1, 2015 | 09:54 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
One year to the day that Reps. Fred Upton and Diana DeGette launched the 21st Century Cures initiative, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held a hearing Thursday to discuss draft legislation that in the future could mean more cures for more diseases... More
Mike Miliard | April 30, 2015 | 11:13 AM | Data Warehousing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Accountable Care
As HHS pursues aggressive new timelines for the shift to value-based care, providers have just a couple years to start putting their data to work in service of more efficient care for healthier patient populations. More
PITTSBURGH | Bernie Monegain | April 30, 2015 | 10:15 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
In what UPMC executives call a significant expansion of its long-time partnership in Colombia, they announced today a 10-year agreement with the Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia to develop and co-manage an oncology center in the South American country. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | April 30, 2015 | 09:40 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure
Unhappy with the state of electronic health records across the country two U.S. Senators have decided to take the matter into their own hands. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | April 29, 2015 | 02:57 PM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
After a year of listening to patients, innovators, researchers, providers, consumers and regulators, Energy and Commerce Committee leaders from both parties have released a draft bill aimed at furthering its work on the 21st Century Cures initiative. More
Erin McCann | April 29, 2015 | 02:53 PM | Quality and Safety, Clinical
Patient safety organization The Leapfrog Group has published its newest results for hospital safety scores, and we have the list of the 782 safest U.S. hospitals that earned the top score of 'A.' More
Mike Miliard | April 29, 2015 | 11:53 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Clinical
The Leapfrog Group on Wednesday published new results for its Hospital Safety Score, which grades more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals on quality and safety metrics. The new system enables an easy look at whether hospitals have improved over time. More
Erin McCann | April 29, 2015 | 11:10 AM | Privacy & Security
Another healthcare employee opened an email that turned out to be a phishing scam that ended up compromising the protected health information and Social Security numbers of 39,000 patients. More