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Erin McCann | April 21, 2015 | 03:29 PM | Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Clinical
Each year, some 722,000 hospitalized patients will acquire a serious infection. A staggering 75,000 of them will die in the hospital due to the HAI. Here is a map and searchable list for hospitals who scored worse than the national average on different... More
Mike Miliard | April 21, 2015 | 11:28 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Accountable Care
The high-performing health systems ranked by Truven Health Analytics are leveraging information technology enterprise-wide, enabling better care with fewer complications at lower cost. More
FORTY FORT, PA | Mike Miliard | April 21, 2015 | 10:48 AM | Data Warehousing, Telehealth, Analytics
As precision medicine comes to the fore thanks to a pioneering new federal initiative, Geisinger Health System has opened its own Precision Health Center, a 14,000-square-foot facility that will play host to leading-edge genomics research. More
VERONA, WI | Bernie Monegain | April 21, 2015 | 10:45 AM | Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation
It seems that all anyone had to do was ask. Just a few days after ONC reprimanded EHR vendors for charging fees for exchanging patient data, Epic CEO Judy Faulkner reportedly announced at HIMSS15 that Epic would drop fees until at least 2020. More
WASHINGTON | Erin McCann | April 21, 2015 | 10:45 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Privacy & Security
ONC has released a new and improved handbook for securing electronic health information. Among the highlights: How to comply with meaningful use security requirements, questions to ask health IT vendors and HIPAA compliance checklists. More
Bernie Monegain | April 21, 2015 | 10:08 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Clinical
Clinical decision support is proving to be a mighty force in curbing childhood obesity, according to new research published online by JAMA Pediatrics. More
Bernie Monegain | April 20, 2015 | 11:12 AM | Enterprise Resource Planning, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The National Institutes of Health's Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center is awarding $20 billion for IT work. The money will be disbursed among 65 companies across the country. More
Steve Nilsen | April 20, 2015 | 10:35 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
With one foot in clinical care and the other in technology, chief medical information officers are well positioned as information technology is perhaps one of the most important strategic levers to advance the triple aim of healthcare. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | April 20, 2015 | 10:28 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Accountable Care
One of the more troublesome measures of Stage 2 meaningful use has been the requirement that providers get at least five percent of their patients to view download or transmit their digitized health information. That may soon change. More
Patty Enrado | April 20, 2015 | 05:14 AM | Mobile, Workflow
(SPONSORED) Building on the success of last year's healthcare IT session track, the upcoming Citrix Synergy conference, May 12-14, brings even greater value to healthcare attendees. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | April 17, 2015 | 11:08 AM | Claims Processing, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Speaking at HIMSS15 on Thursday, Andy Slavitt, acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said providers will need to evolve in order to benefit from value-based reimbursement, and "will need technology to help them get... More
KANSAS CITY, MO | Bernie Monegain | April 17, 2015 | 10:34 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
Health IT giant Cerner is working with Geisinger Health System and xG Health Solutions, Geisinger's commercial spinoff, to enable the use of emerging SMART on FHIR industry standards. More