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Erin McCann | May 5, 2015 | 11:07 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
If you were just getting used to CMS' electronic clinical quality measures, get ready for its annual update after the federal government recently announced measure changes for the 2016 reporting period. More
CLEVELAND | Mike Miliard | May 5, 2015 | 11:05 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Analytics
Cleveland Clinic is the latest world-class provider to make its analytics algorithms available on Apervita, enabling other health providers to put some of its knowledge to work improving their own outcomes. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | May 5, 2015 | 10:54 AM | Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
Just couple years after what appeared to be a rocky start for Pioneer accountable care organizations, with some ACOs struggling and others dropping out of the program, a new report from CMS shows encouraging savings. More
ARMONK, NY | Bernie Monegain | May 5, 2015 | 10:17 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Analytics
IBM announced Monday it had completed the acquisition of Dallas-based population health company Phytel. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. More
Healthcare IT News | May 5, 2015 | 10:15 AM | Mobile, Quality and Safety, Analytics
Based on de-identified claims and EHR data of more than 10 million people, this infographic from Arcadia Healthcare Solutions shows a decade-plus of diabetic patient data, normalized to show the movement of various states of severity and control of the... More
Brian Ahier | May 5, 2015 | 09:28 AM | Meaningful Use, Accountable Care, Analytics
Conversations at HIMSS conferences in recent years have been largely dominated by meaningful use. This year, a great deal of talk was about going past MU and beginning to look at outcomes as opposed to process measures. More
Bernie Monegain | May 4, 2015 | 11:05 AM | Quality and Safety, Telehealth, Clinical
Royal Philips and Arizona-based Banner Health say they have saved 27 percent in cost as the result of their at-home telehealth pilot program for patients with multiple chronic conditions. More
Eric Wicklund | May 4, 2015 | 11:02 AM | Mobile, Quality and Safety, Clinical
Researchers at UCLA are working on a project that utilizes mHealth tools to help gambling addicts better manage their behavior. Billed as the first ever behavioral mHealth clinical trial, officials see it as a promising digital approach to help curb various... More
Erin McCann | May 4, 2015 | 10:37 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security, Policy and Legislation
Every 60 seconds, 232 computers are infected with malware; 12 websites are successfully hacked; more than 571 new websites are created, and 204 million emails are sent. Combine this with the fact that on the black market, medical records are worth $60,... More
Bernie Monegain | May 4, 2015 | 10:27 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Decision Support
Regenstrief Institute aims to change the clunky nature of clinical decision support by making it possible for the clinicians to write decision support rules based on personal experience with their patients. More
KANSAS CITY, MO | Bernie Monegain | May 4, 2015 | 09:40 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
At first glance, it might seem that there is no partnership Cerner would not entertain, but analysts point out recent deals with big-name health systems and with other vendors in the health IT marketplace are strategic and helping to position Cerner for the... More
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