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McKesson InterQual HIMSS17

McKesson vice president Nilo Mehrabian said the software will make medical necessity reviews more efficient and enable nurses to spend more time looking at exceptions. 

By Tom Sullivan 08:30 am February 20, 2017
The vendor partnered with the National Decision Support Company to create what it claims is the first software that extracts clinical data from EHRs to streamline medical reviews and prior authorizations. 
Accenture medical identity theft

Accenture managing director Reza Chapman said healthcare organizations need to build digital trust with patients.  

By Bill Siwicki 08:23 am February 20, 2017
The Accenture study also finds that half of these victims were subject to medical identity theft and on average had to pay $2,500 in out-of-pocket costs per incident.
Salesforce Health Cloud

Salesforce chief medical officer Josh Newman, MD, said the latest version enables providers to focus on 

By Ephraim Schwartz 08:10 am February 20, 2017
The new version also brings analytics and risk stratification capabilities for population health management. 
Symantec cybersecurity study
By Tom Sullivan 08:07 am February 20, 2017
Symantec health IT officer David Finn said that despite increases in budgets and staffing, breaches and security incidents are on the rise. 
athenahealth at-risk patients

athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush

By Bill Siwicki 08:01 am February 20, 2017
By leveraging the scale of its network, athenahealth said it is able to identify and activate providers treating patients who may have a high likelihood of being impacted by recent clinical guidance.
HIMSS Analytics LOGIC extension
By Tom Sullivan 07:49 am February 20, 2017
The software provides web browsing accessibility to help users better understand the health IT market, HIMSS Analytics executive vice president Blain Newton says. 
By Tom Sullivan 06:24 pm February 19, 2017
Informaticist Nephi Walton challenges health IT professionals to take a hard look at how secure their networks actually are.
Harold Miller at HIMSS17

Harold Miller, president and CEO of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, speaking in the Business of Healthcare Symposium in Orlando.

By Susan Morse 04:48 pm February 19, 2017
Providers will need to identify ways to cut cost and payers need to be part of the solution.
Mitchell Parker at HIMSS17

Mitch Parker, executive director of Information Security and Compliance for Indiana University Health, speaking about cybersecurity in Orlando.

By Jessica Davis 04:36 pm February 19, 2017
At the Cybersecurity Forum, Mitch Parker encourages communications and planning that involve the entire enterprise.

Kevin Johnson, a security consultant, and Daniel Nigrin, MD, chief information officer at Boston Children's Hospital, speaking at the AMDIS/HIMSS Physicians' Executive IT Symposium in Orlando.

By Mike Miliard 04:26 pm February 19, 2017
Many health organizations still do not appreciate the risks they are facing from determined hackers.

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