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WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | April 18, 2014 | 11:13 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Effective use of analytics is "not something you can buy from a vendor; it's an organizational and cultural value that has to grow and mature," said James E. Gaston, speaking Thursday at the Healthcare IT News/HIMSS Media Healthcare Business... More
Erin McCann | April 18, 2014 | 11:11 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Workforce Management, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
A California-based home care and hospice group has undergone a digital overhaul after providing tablet computers for its some 1,300 care providers. And, although far from an inexpensive rollout, the digitization has saved the group big bucks. More
Kaiser Health News | April 18, 2014 | 10:05 AM | Quality and Safety, Workforce Management
After some doctors at University of Utah Health Care noticed scathing online reviews about themselves in 2012, the hospital system decided the best way to respond was by posting its patients' ratings of physicians on the hospital's own website. More
Mike Miliard | April 17, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Geisinger Health System, the pioneering integrated care network, is "perfectly designed to do a huge number of experiments in both the provider and payer sides," said its Chief Executive Officer Glenn Steele Jr., MD, on Thursday. More
Eric Wicklund | April 17, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
For the most part, providers are still weary over the mHealth movement. And this weariness just might be preventing them from big care improvement opportunities, say the findings of a new study. More
Evan Schuman | April 17, 2014 | 08:51 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
The most basic security truth in 2014 is that encryption done properly -- a high enough level of encryption, proper safeguarding of the encryption key -- is the best thing an IT department can do. Sill, many industries resist encryption, and healthcare is... More
EUROPE | Dillan Yogendra | April 17, 2014 | 05:44 AM
The European Commission wants to collect opinions on how best to use mobile devices such as phones, tablets, patient monitoring tools and other wireless devices to improve health and wellbeing. More
Erin McCann | April 16, 2014 | 03:50 PM | Enterprise Resource Planning, Network Infrastructure, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
It seems almost unfair. Clinical IT systems, in the last few years, have generally enjoyed a monopoly of the applications spotlight, often leaving operational apps sitting in the shadows, on back burners and positioned at tail ends of healthcare's to-do... More
Erin McCann | April 16, 2014 | 11:08 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Sure, the EHR Incentive Program, with its $22 billion plus paid out thus far to meaningful users, might have helped bring the healthcare sector out of the Dark Ages and into the 21st Century, technologically speaking, but do these systems really improve the... More
Evan Schuman | April 16, 2014 | 10:01 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
Security is a nightmare for all companies, but the very nature of healthcare makes it far worse. Are there ways to make security not merely viable, but even profitable? More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | April 16, 2014 | 09:42 AM | Claims Processing, ICD-10
The American Health Information Management Association has called for the Department of Health and Human Services to announce Oct. 1, 2015, as the new implementation date for ICD-10 as soon as possible. More
Tom Sullivan | April 16, 2014 | 09:18 AM | Data Warehousing, Mobile/Wireless
Telecommunication behemoth BlackBerry Limited is testing out the healthcare IT waters, after it announced this week it was buying a stake in a cloud-based medical IT provider company. More