By Bernie Monegain 10:23 am August 20, 2015
As much as patients have benefited from a healthcare system that has avoided blaming individual care providers for errors, Robert Wachter MD, proffers that the approach must also include accountability.
By Rocco Grillo 08:25 am August 20, 2015
With cyber threats on the rise and increased scrutiny by regulators, now is a good time to think about security vendor hygiene. Here's how.
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By Tom Sullivan 07:36 am August 20, 2015
The notion of gleaning insights from mountains of health information -- and then applying those precisely to individual patients -- hinges on the confluence of various factors. But it all boils down to one magic word.
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By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 07:14 am August 20, 2015
Physicians are increasingly dissatisfied with their electronic health records. A recent poll found that just 34 percent of physicians said they were happy with their system. Our columnist asks: Should we be alarmed? Or should we even care?
By Eric Wicklund 11:08 am August 19, 2015
One hospital's telehealth program, focusing on patient engagement pre- and post-surgery, has resulted in some impressive outcome improvements.
By Mike Miliard 11:04 am August 19, 2015
Just three weeks after landing the Department of Defense's massive, multi-billion-dollar EHR modernization project with its partner Cerner, Leidos has notched another military health win.
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By Erin McCann 10:54 am August 19, 2015
Despite digital health's record breaking VC growth last year -- and more recent reports showing it hasn't slowed down in 2015 either -- the percentage of these startups that actually make it might surprise you.
Doc with stethoscope and medical icons
By Skip Snow 07:14 am August 19, 2015
Thomas McGill, MD, vice president of quality and safety and chief information officer at Butler Health System, describes it as "Community Hospital USA." He spoke to us about the role of a physician CIO as healthcare shifts to value-based care.
By Erin McCann 10:56 am August 18, 2015
A state health agency is mailing out HIPAA breach notification letters after a technical glitch sent out letters containing protected health information to the wrong recipients.
Frustrated doctor at laptop
By Mike Miliard 10:24 am August 18, 2015
As they grapple with meaningful use and grumble about usability, nearly 20 percent of community hospitals polled for a recent report are "actively looking to replace" their electronic health record vendors.

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