Erin McCann | September 30, 2014 | 11:10 AM
When asked how big his security team is at the 25-hospital Texas Health Resources, Chief Information Officer Ed Marx responds in a serious manner: "24,000" – which happens to be the total number of people the health system employs. More
Erin McCann | September 30, 2014 | 11:07 AM
By mining state Medicaid data and utilizing a population health platform, the Wyoming Department of Health was able to slash its Medicaid-related emergency room visits by 20 percent in a one-year period. More
FRANKLIN, TN | Erin McCann | September 29, 2014 | 15:42 PM
In the second biggest HIPAA breach ever reported, one of the nation's largest healthcare systems has notified some 4.5 million of its patients that their personal information has been snatched by cybercriminals. More
Tom Sullivan, Erin McCann | September 29, 2014 | 14:29 PM
With nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes -- and racking up $245 billion in costs each year -- many stakeholders have been looking for innovative ways to help those individuals better keep tabs on their condition. More
Erin McCann | September 29, 2014 | 14:23 PM
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
Erin McCann | September 29, 2014 | 11:07 AM | Privacy and Security
A mail merge gone wrong has officials at the University of Florida and Texas Health and Human Services rushing to send patient notification letters after the error, which occurred a year ago, resulted in a data breach. More
Erin McCann | September 25, 2014 | 11:06 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
Thirteen of the nation's major healthcare systems are one step closer to interoperability, after they are now able to electronically share health records with disparate EHRs upon signing on to the country's largest health information network. More
Erin McCann | September 25, 2014 | 08:36 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Meaningful use audits are nothing to play around with. They're time consuming and could signify thousands or millions of dollars in lost incentive payments. So proper preparation is essential -- especially for one measure in particular that providers... More
Erin McCann | September 24, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The burgeoning digital healthcare market is where the money's at. In fact, in just three years' time, industry analysts project the sector will nearly double, thanks to evolving consumer expectations and a serious influx of start-up cash. More
WASHINGTON | Erin McCann | September 23, 2014 | 08:42 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
National Health IT Week kicked off in Washington, D.C., last week mobilizing throngs of industry health IT leaders, who brought their concerns and recommendations to Capitol Hill. Among their requests? Interoperability standards and Stage 2 reporting... More
Erin McCann | September 19, 2014 | 10:41 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
EHR giant Cerner is now one step closer to completing its pending acquisition of Siemens Health Services, after the Federal Trade Commission gave the go-ahead to an early termination of the deal's waiting period under antitrust laws. More
WASHINGTON | Erin McCann | September 16, 2014 | 09:51 AM | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
National Health IT Week kicked off this Monday in Washington, DC, with a litany of prepared speeches and big names in the health IT arena. Among the overarching themes? Interoperability and patient engagement. More