By Bill Siwicki 11:04 am May 04, 2016
While accurate data on deaths associated with medical errors is lacking, it is estimated that between 210,000 and 400,000 people in the U.S. die every year because of medical errors, making medical errors the third biggest cause of death in the country after heart disease and cancer, a new study found.
By Bernie Monegain 10:45 am May 04, 2016
IBM is making quantum computing available to the public, providing access to a platform from any desktop or mobile device via the IBM Cloud.
National Cybersecurity Alliance CEO Michael Kaiser security

National Cybersecurity Alliance CEO Michael Kaiser suggests that healthcare organizations follow professional baseball teams' lead and develop farm leagues to harvest talent they can ultimatley employ to secure their networks. 

By Bill Siwicki 07:07 am May 04, 2016
Michael Kaiser on how healthcare organizations struggling to find great employees can guard against an array of new cyberthreats. And it begins with finding farm teams akin to ones that Major League Baseball teams use to cultivate players.

"Our organizations agree that patients should be at the center of their health care and that their providers can be empowered to deliver care that is informed by secure and authorized access to that patient's data, no matter where care has occurred,"  says Nick Knowlton, CommonWell's membership committee chair.

By Mike Miliard 03:45 pm May 03, 2016
The National Association for Trusted Exchange and CommonWell Health Alliance are teaming up to keep momentum on interoperability, with each becoming a member of the other's organization. Members of the two groups will begin working together immediately.
By Kaiser Health News 03:32 pm May 03, 2016
The federal government paid bonuses to 231 hospitals with subpar quality because their patients tend to be less expensive for Medicare, new research shows.
By Susan Morse 02:44 pm May 03, 2016
McKesson and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona are partnering to create a new service that helps physician practices that may not be part of a value-based network take on risk as traditional accountable care organizations do.
By Susan Morse 02:16 pm May 03, 2016
As physicians study the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Models outlined in the newly proposed MACRA rule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released its finalized Quality Measure Development Plan in support of the new payment structure.
Google will donate technology to help Flint, Michigan share information about water safety

Flint, Michigan

By Jessica Davis 11:28 am May 03, 2016
In response to the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan,, the company's charitable arm, is donating $250,000 to provide technical resources to help resolve the water issues now and in the future.

John Showalter, chief health information officer at University of Mississippi Medical Center, with members of his analytics team: Clinical Intelligence Manager Keith Hodges (left) and Research Informatics Manager Alex Castillo. (Photo courtesy UMMC)

By Mike Miliard 11:22 am May 03, 2016
UMMC CHIO John Showalter, MD, describes what associative data lakes, honest brokers and more mean to becoming a learning health system.

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