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WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | September 2, 2015 | 10:59 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile, Quality and Safety
National Quality Forum CEO Christine Cassel outlines a "path forward" for healthcare quality measurement in a commentary published Sept. 1 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. More
Erin McCann | September 2, 2015 | 10:59 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy & Security, Compliance & Legal
Healthcare security folks, listen up: Failing to encrypt portable devices and laptops containing patient data could result in a serious HIPAA fine, as one Indiana-based health group can now attest. More
Mike Miliard | September 2, 2015 | 10:36 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The landmark Department of Defense contract awarded to Cerner and Leidos will have a big effect on how private-sector health systems gauge the value of electronic health record systems, a new report from IDC suggests. More
SAN FRANCISCO | Bernie Monegain | September 2, 2015 | 10:19 AM | Quality and Safety, Analytics, Clinical
The FDA has cleared a digital stethoscope designed by medical devices startup Eko Devices. Company founders call it "a next-generation" stethoscope -- the only one on the market to wirelessly stream heart sounds to a HIPAA-compliant smartphone app. More
Tom Sullivan | September 2, 2015 | 08:00 AM | Electronic Health Records, Cloud Computing, Patient Engagement
With an eye on patient relationship management and 'precision healthcare' the cloud-based CRM stalwart released a set of services to offer a comprehensive view of health data. More
Mike Miliard | September 1, 2015 | 01:34 PM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Mobile
As hospitals and health systems continue to build their defenses against dangerous new data threats, certain technologies are making bigger, faster impacts than others on their security preparedness. More
Erin McCann | September 1, 2015 | 12:54 PM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security, Workforce
Data security isn't what it used to be. With today's threat landscape, the stereotypically introverted, more-into-computers-than-people techie isn't going to cut it as CISO. And there are plenty of people who will tell you why. More
Erin McCann | September 1, 2015 | 12:38 PM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security, Workforce
Here's a tall task: overseeing identity access management for a 163-hospital health system that spans 20 states and the U.K. But despite the myriad challenges, HCA's Bobby Stokes is ahead of the game. He has a few tips. More
Tom Sullivan | September 1, 2015 | 11:57 AM | Clinical, Patient Engagement
Education and credentials aim to equip providers with practical competency and ultimately help them understand how social media tools can improve care delivery. More
Mike Miliard | September 1, 2015 | 11:45 AM | Data Warehousing, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure
Hospital chief information security officers and chief information officers speak very different languages and use very different tools. That can cause friction. But one CISO shows how to "meet in the middle" and "unite against that common... More
ENGLEWOOD, CO | Mike Miliard | September 1, 2015 | 11:23 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
With little news on Stage 2 meaningful use updates since the proposed rule in April, the Medical Group Management Association is calling on CMS to extend the 2015 reporting period. More
Healthcare IT News | September 1, 2015 | 10:33 AM | Privacy & Security
When it comes to protecting your organization's data, no one has all the answers, and going it alone can be a recipe for disaster. Whether it's the threat of cyber-attacks from the technologically sophisticated, the misuse of protected health... More