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Erin McCann | August 27, 2014 | 11:07 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation
It's official. After 11 months of talk, the Department of Defense is now taking proposals for its electronic health record modernization project, which officials say will eliminate barriers to exchanging the health data of DoD's 9.6 million... More
ATLANTA | Mike Miliard | August 27, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy and Security
In a move meant to broaden its reach, improve security and help providers meet meaningful use, Georgia Health Information Network has upgraded its GeorgiaDirect messaging tool to offer access to the larger DirectTrust community. More
BOSTON | Gus Venditto | August 27, 2014 | 10:48 AM | Data Warehousing, Privacy and Security, Workforce Management
Healthcare privacy and security experts from around the U.S. will gather in Boston, Sept. 8-9 to share information and strategize over how to combat cybercrime, insider threats and other pressing challenges to patient data. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | August 27, 2014 | 10:41 AM | Business Intelligence, Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
A Mississippi health system and three hospitals in Texas, Indiana and Alabama are illustrating how hospitals can thrive, even in a tough economic environment. One hospital increased its revenue by $8.2 million after improving clinical documentation. Another... More
Anthony Brino | August 27, 2014 | 09:52 AM | Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
HHS has tapped an insurance industry veteran who managed one of the few well-functioning state exchanges during the initial enrollment period to lead the federal insurance marketplace. More
OREM, UT | Mike Miliard | August 26, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Ambulatory practices both large and small say they're thinking hard about replacing their EMR, according to a new KLAS report. Hospitals, too, are in for disruption. More
LOS ANGELES | Erin McCann | August 26, 2014 | 10:59 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security
Cedars-Sinai Health System is notifying its patients of a HIPAA breach, after an unencrypted hospital laptop containing patient medical data and Social Security numbers was stolen from an employee's home. More
Government Health IT Staff | August 26, 2014 | 10:41 AM | Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
It has historically been difficult for public health officials -- especially at cash-strapped state and local departments -- to gauge whether their outreach and initiatives really work. A new tool from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Health Partners... More
Anthony Vecchione | August 25, 2014 | 10:48 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has raised public awareness about the risks of healthcare associated infections, as the U.S. healthcare workers in Africa acquired Ebola while working in a healthcare setting. Here in the U.S., data mining technology... More
BURLINGTON, MA | Bernie Monegain | August 25, 2014 | 10:16 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, RIS and PACS
Nuance Communications has shared 3 billion medical images through its cloud-based PowerShare Network, a feat company executives hail as "an industry-first milestone." More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | August 25, 2014 | 07:54 AM | Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
U.S. chief technology officer Todd Park is reportedly packing up to head back West -- Silicon Valley, specifically. More
Erin McCann | August 22, 2014 | 11:13 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Health IT companies once again made it to the list of fastest growing companies this year, with three big name EHR vendors chief among them. More