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BOSTON | Erin McCann | November 24, 2014 | 11:12 AM | Privacy and Security, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will pay $100,000 to the state of Massachusetts after one of its physicians failed to follow the hospital's laptop encryption policy and an unencrypted laptop was stolen. More
Eric Wicklund | November 24, 2014 | 10:33 AM | Mobile/Wireless
The lifespan of Google Glass might just be short-lived, with the technology facing an increasing amount of public criticism in recent months. But does it fare a little better in healthcare? Industry stakeholders say, "yes." More
WASHINGTON | Neil Versel | November 24, 2014 | 10:22 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
With all the talk about patient engagement as a component of both meaningful use and of healthcare quality improvement, it seems to be lacking in one of the most obvious places of all: the hospital room. More
Mike Miliard | November 24, 2014 | 09:55 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security
As debate swirls about a recent Institute of Medicine report suggesting that electronic health records collect more non-clinical patient data for population health research, a new poll suggest patients are mostly willing to offer access to anonymized health... More
Eric Wicklund | November 21, 2014 | 11:11 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Policy and Legislation
The American Telemedicine Association is hoping an unlikely alliance in Congress between a conservative Republican and a liberal Democrat will produce some strong momentum for telemedicine in the coming years. More
VIENNA, VA | Mike Miliard | November 21, 2014 | 11:07 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
CommonWell Health Alliance is marching toward "a new phase" of its vendor-driven interoperability efforts, extending its availability to providers, signing on new corporate members and eyeing new opportunities for nationwide expansion. More
Erin McCann | November 20, 2014 | 11:03 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
A report from the Office of Inspector General outlines the top challenges faced by the Department of Health and Human Services in FY 2014. Among them: meaningful use and interoperability. OIG also highlighted several area HHS continues to struggle with... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | November 20, 2014 | 10:48 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Policy and Legislation
Earlier this month, we reported how healthcare is increasingly embracing a new C-suite position: chief data officer. Now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is getting in on the act, with the appointment of its first CDO, Niall Brennan. More
WASHINGTON | Neil Versel | November 20, 2014 | 09:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
In case anyone was still wondering about a leadership vacuum at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Karen DeSalvo, MD, is still national coordinator -- a fact that was in evidence Wednesday at the close of the American... More
WASHINGTON | Neil Versel | November 19, 2014 | 11:26 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Mobile/Wireless
Rather than just getting more cheerleading for a technology that has been disappointing for years, attendees at the AMIA annual conference on Tuesday heard a refreshingly frank assessment of the slow uptake of personal health records. More
Erin McCann | November 19, 2014 | 11:13 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth, Interoperability
Digital healthcare is no longer a reality of the future. It's happening now. And, as the industry moves toward full digitization, previously resistant clinicians are slowly, but gradually, getting on board with embracing new digital technologies. More
Kaiser Health News | November 19, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
Jay Radcliffe breaks into medical devices for a living, testing for vulnerabilities as a security researcher. He's also a diabetic and gives himself insulin injections instead of relying on an automated insulin pump, which he says could be hacked. More