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Chronic care management, as a technology product and healthcare services market, is nascent. Despite the already widespread appreciation of CCM's potential benefits, and evidence that hospitals' interest in CCM is on the rise, the reality is that only 13 percent of participants in a recent study have actually filed a 99490 claim and been paid, according to research.

By Tom Sullivan 10:19 am April 26, 2016
Here’s the rub: $50 billion might be hyperbole, but $5 billion is still a sizable enough market to drive innovations that health systems can harness to engage patients, better manage populations and ultimately improve care and the bottom line.    

"Hackers are beginning to impersonate executives to get the data they want," said Suzanne Widup, senior analyst on the Verizon RISK team.

By Jessica Davis 09:47 am April 26, 2016
Stolen credentials, privilege misuse and miscellaneous errors were the three biggest causes for health data breaches in 2015, according to the 9th annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report released Tuesday.

'For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.' – Virginia Woolf, in A Room of One's Own

By Bernie Monegain 05:04 pm April 25, 2016
The results of a 2015 HIMSS survey of 20,000 women in health IT on workplace, job satisfaction, recognition and opportunities to move up – coupled with another on salaries for women in this field compared with compensation for men – spoke clearly to HIMSS Executive Vice President Carla Smith.
By Bernie Monegain 03:17 pm April 25, 2016
HIMSS has launched an awards program to put the spotlight exclusively on influential women in health IT and their achievements. The awards recognize women both for their individual achievements on the job and also for their influence on other women in the health IT field.

An estimated 33,439 lives could be saved each year if all hospitals had the same performance as those receiving an A grade, according to Leapfrog and the Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.

By Bernie Monegain 02:28 pm April 25, 2016
An estimated 33,439 lives could be saved each year if all hospitals had the same performance as those receiving an A grade, according to Leapfrog and the Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.
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Healthcare executives indicated a positive outlook for 2016, with 71 percent expecting their revenues to increase this year. (Photo: Sebastian Alvarez/Flickr)

By Bernie Monegain 11:16 am April 25, 2016
Healthcare executives indicated a positive outlook for 2016, with 71 percent expecting their revenues to increase this year, according to a new survey.

Augmedix co-founders Ian Shakil and Pelu Tran.

By Jonah Comstock 10:31 am April 25, 2016
Most Google Glass-focused startups have pivoted away from healthcare, but Augmedix is keeping its sights set on helping physicians.

"Every CIO and CISO should consider focusing on critical controls and using a programmatic approach to achieve effective security," says Sanjeev Sah.

By Bill Siwicki 09:51 am April 25, 2016
There are day-to-day blocking and tackling tactics that every healthcare organization should be doing right now to reasonably address the current security threat landscape.
By Bernie Monegain 09:02 am April 25, 2016
HealthVerity, which offers technology tools for the discovery and integration of optimal patient data sets, has landed $7.1 million in its first round of funding.
By Jessica Davis 04:05 pm April 22, 2016
Officials uncovered 'significant risks' and irregularities during rollout, raising concerns about a viable final product, a spokesperson says.

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