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Government Health IT Staff | December 17, 2014 | 10:02 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative is a new national trade organization of HIEs, banding together to gain economies of scale, drive financial sustainability and raise awareness among healthcare organizations and legislators. More
Erin McCann | December 16, 2014 | 11:07 AM | Data Warehousing, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
Sony Pictures last week notified employees that their medical data and Social Security numbers were swiped in a cyberattack, a breach that has prompted privacy advocates to reaffirm the need to implement further data safeguards. More
Bernie Monegain | December 16, 2014 | 10:41 AM | Business Intelligence, Workforce Management
Private physician practices will soon be a thing of the past according to a new survey that shows them dwindling year over year as more doctors opt to become part of a hospital or health system. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | December 16, 2014 | 10:29 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
HIMSS Analytics has awarded Cleveland Clinic Health System with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award, lauding the health system's outpatient settings for using patient-generated data to improve outcomes, and for lowering costs by avoiding unnecessary tests. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | December 16, 2014 | 09:56 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Cloud Computing
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will deploy IBM's Watson technology as it builds its clinical reasoning system to help physicians make evidence-based primary care decisions. The Veterans Health Administration will also be using Watson to help... More
Eric Wicklund | December 16, 2014 | 09:53 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless
In a recent interview with mHealth News, Naomi Fried, formerly chief innovation officer at Boston Children's Hospital, discusses how to get the most from data. More
CAMBRIDGE, MA | Bernie Monegain | December 15, 2014 | 11:12 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Quality care is top of mind for Maureen Bisognano, RN. It has been since she was a young nurse, and it became a true mission as she worked side by side with Donald Berwick, MD, at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Today, as president and CEO of IHI,... More
OREM, UT | Bernie Monegain | December 15, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
When it comes to helping healthcare organizations develop value-based strategies and build accountable care organizations, Deloitte ranks first, according to research firm KLAS, which cites its deep resources and track record of guiding complex initiatives. More
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD | Eric Wicklund | December 15, 2014 | 09:42 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
As Time magazine named those fighting the Ebola epidemic its collective "Person Of The Year," a morning keynote and panel discussion last week at the mHealth Summit sought to shine the spotlight on another Ebola fighter -- technology. More
Mike Miliard | December 12, 2014 | 02:45 PM | Meaningful Use
In November, a fresh batch of disheartening Stage 2 attestation numbers prompted several industry groups to once again implore the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for relief. More
Mike Miliard | December 12, 2014 | 02:44 PM | Policy and Legislation
After a track record of success since it was founded decade ago – including a crucial five years in which it helped the federal EHR incentive program effect huge advances in the IT infrastructure of the U.S. healthcare system – the Office of the National... More
Mike Miliard | December 12, 2014 | 02:42 PM | Interoperability
Washington set its sights on data exchange, but changes at ONC have some wondering just how much impact the feds can have. More