Erin McCann | February 26, 2015 | 11:20 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
Howard Wolpert, MD, has spent much of his life researching technology innovations for diabetes management. He's convinced better tools would help improve the odds in the fight against this deadly disease. More
Erin McCann | February 25, 2015 | 10:51 AM | Privacy & Security, Cloud Computing, Compliance & Legal
There's a right way to manage third-party risks and vendor contracting, and there's the wrong way. And, too often, it's the latter. But it doesn't have to be. Here are some things your organization should keep in mind. More
Erin McCann | February 24, 2015 | 10:20 AM | Mobile, Quality and Safety, Analytics
Think about how long four seconds is. One. Two. Three. Four. Done. It's no time at all, really. But for ischemic heart disease, the leading cause of death worldwide, it's more than enough time to do serious damage. More
REDMOND, WA | Erin McCann | February 20, 2015 | 15:28 PM | Privacy & Security, Cloud Computing
Google and Amazon: you just got outplayed -- at least in the security standards arena. Just this month, tech giant Microsoft announced it was adopting the first international set of privacy standards for the cloud, making it the first major cloud computing... More
Erin McCann | February 20, 2015 | 11:02 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure
The $28.1 billion carrot paid out to meaningful EHR adopters to date has spurred significant EHR adoption specifically among emergency and outpatient departments, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More
KANSAS CITY, MO | Erin McCann | February 19, 2015 | 11:11 AM | Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety, Analytics
One big-name health system and a neighboring university have teamed up on a new initiative that will harness data from electronic medical records, de-identifying it and digesting it into a database that can help inform better care decisions. More
Erin McCann | February 18, 2015 | 10:24 AM | Privacy & Security, Compliance & Legal
It turns out many healthcare organizations get more than a few things wrong about their information security frameworks. More
Erin McCann | February 16, 2015 | 10:06 AM | Privacy & Security
By making patient privacy a top priority, West Virginia United Health System has tackled insider snooping head on using a variety of different strategies. It's already seen some marked success. More
Erin McCann | February 12, 2015 | 11:04 AM | ICD-10 & Coding, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
One takeaway from the ICD-10 hearing on Capitol Hill this Wednesday? The majority of healthcare stakeholders called on federal lawmakers to issue no more delays for the code set implementation start date, which is set for Oct. 1. More
Erin McCann | February 11, 2015 | 10:47 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Workforce
One of the nation's largest healthcare systems has officially named its new chief information officer, who will lead the IT arm of the 38-hospital health system. More
Erin McCann | February 10, 2015 | 10:57 AM | Privacy & Security, Compliance & Legal
Some 45,000 people are getting HIPAA breach notification letters after a mental health provider failed to encrypt laptops containing medical data and Social Security numbers. More
WASHINGTON | Erin McCann | February 9, 2015 | 11:19 AM | Data Warehousing, Policy and Legislation
Big data is top mind for the Obama Administration after White House officials announced this month they were bringing on one of the nation's most renowned data scientists to lead efforts on a healthcare data initiative. More