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Bridge
By Jessica Davis 11:13 am November 30, 2015
Innovations in healthcare face challenges without a continuous assessment of growing health IT needs. Furthermore, interoperability is crucial to the effectiveness of IT systems as they move from volume-based to value-based care, a new report from the American Hospital Association shows.
Lahey
By Mike Miliard 11:09 am November 30, 2015
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center has settled with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights for potential HIPAA violations related to lax security policies around workstations and medical devices.
laptop breach
By Bernie Monegain 10:17 am November 30, 2015
Healthcare and government have overtaken the retail industry, with the dubious distinction of being the "major sectors under siege" from hacks and cyberattacks, a new report shows.
Apple Watch
By Tom Sullivan 10:14 am November 30, 2015
It sounds almost shadowy and top-secret: An innovation wing in Louisiana is home to cutting-edge work undertaken by Apple, Epic and a tech-savvy provider. That would be Ochsner Health System.
By Jack McCarthy 08:03 am November 30, 2015
The bill would enable providers affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs to deliver telemedicine services across state lines, eliminating a requirement that the providers be licensed in the same state as their patients.
By Jack McCarthy 07:59 am November 30, 2015
Despite the original outlook that the Affordable Care Act would fuel public health, it now appears that spending is on the decline.
Best Hospitals
By Mike Miliard 03:43 pm November 25, 2015
Hospital IT departments have a lot on their plates these days. So for the staffs of the 2015 Best Hospital IT Departments to still love their jobs so much, to feel so strongly about the value of what they do, says a lot.
Doctor and patient with Xray
By Mike Miliard 11:09 am November 25, 2015
As imaging and IT professionals look past Thanksgiving and toward RSNA, a new report spotlights emerging strategies for radiology technology: vendor neutral archives, clinical decision support, secure image exchange and more.
Stethoscope money credit
By Jessica Davis 10:56 am November 25, 2015
The rise of cybercrime is increasing the risk of healthcare institutions seeing a drop in their credit ratings. While cyberattacks don't drive ratings, they're seen as risks in that the "timing and consequences of a successful attack are uncertain."
El Camino Hospital
By Mike Miliard 10:17 am November 25, 2015
Mountain View, Calif.-based El Camino Hospital, an electronic health records pioneer for nearly five decades, has completed its customized $150 million Epic implementation, known as iCare.

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