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FLEMINGTON, NJ | Mike Miliard | May 22, 2015 | 11:18 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
At Hunterdon Healthcare System, patient engagement is an all-hands-on-deck project, says its chief medical information officer. A new engagement tool will help clinicians get better insight into patients as they move across care settings, he says. More
Erin McCann | May 22, 2015 | 11:00 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile, Quality and Safety
Steve Shirley, chief information officer at the 350-bed Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado, has been in information technology for some 35 years. And, as he sees it, mHealth is bringing some exciting things to his hospital, but there are also some... More
Bernie Monegain | May 22, 2015 | 09:26 AM | Policy and Legislation, Clinical
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has approved $120 million to fund 34 clinical comparative effectiveness research studies on a range of conditions and patient populations. More
Bernie Monegain | May 22, 2015 | 08:19 AM | Policy and Legislation, Interoperability, Clinical
The House Energy and Commerce Committee gave the 21st Century Cures bill a unanimous sendoff Thursday, voting 51-0 to approve. But the proposed legislation faces big hurdles on the interoperability front. More
Erin McCann | May 21, 2015 | 11:06 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
It took a health insurance company almost a year to notify some 1.1 million of its members that their personal data had been swiped by hackers. What's more, the cyberattack wasn't even detected in-house. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | May 21, 2015 | 10:58 AM | Electronic Health Records, Workforce
Chicago-based EHR company Allscripts will lay off 250 employees across the company, with 60 of the cuts to occur at its Raleigh, North Carolina facility, where it had plans to expand. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | May 21, 2015 | 10:08 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy & Security, Policy and Legislation
The Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General, an independent government watchdog, has found the Coast Guard seriously lagging in its efforts to protect personal health information. More
CHICAGO | Erin McCann | May 20, 2015 | 04:33 PM | Business Intelligence, Accountable Care, Analytics
Chicago's Advocate Health Care has 13 hospitals and one of the largest accountable care organizations in the U.S. With population health management at the center of ACO success, it is well acquainted with using analytics for quality improvement. More
Tom Sullivan | May 20, 2015 | 03:52 PM | Claims Processing, ICD-10 & Coding, Quality and Safety
What to make of the newest Congressional wrangling over the conversion to ICD-10 and the rekindled debate that has followed. Also: the one thing healthcare executives should be doing right now. More
DENVER | Mike Miliard | May 20, 2015 | 11:05 AM | Data Warehousing, Analytics, Mergers & Acquisitions
As it aims to broaden its predictive analytics and personalized health capabilities, Welltok, developer of the CaféWell health optimization platform, has acquired Burlington, Mass.-based Predilytics. More
Eric Wicklund | May 20, 2015 | 11:04 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile
The small physician practice isn't what it used to be. Today, solo docs and small practices are most likely a bit more technologically savvy and open to mHealth. Because of it, an increasing number of small EHR vendors are targeting them with new cloud-... More
WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | May 20, 2015 | 10:29 AM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Workflow
Payer report cards released today by health IT company athenathealth and healthcare communications firm ReviveHealth show insurers strong on operational performance, but still lacking in provider trust. More