Andrew Bindman, MD

By Bernie Monegain 04:33 pm April 29, 2016
Andrew Bindman, MD, will take the helm at the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Under the umbrella of the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ is charged with finding ways to improve healthcare by making it more accessible, affordable, equitable – and safer.

"The initial test phase with Twist demonstrated that we could encode and recover 100 percent of the digital data from synthetic DNA," said Microsoft's Doug Carmean.

By Mike Miliard 04:24 pm April 29, 2016
Microsoft purchased 10 million long oligonucleotides – DNA or RNA molecules used for genetic testing and research – from San Francisco startup Twist Bioscience, and is using them to encode digital data.
By Sherree Geyer 11:54 am April 29, 2016
Michael Middleton, MD, credits online patient portals with helping him grow his Orlando, Florida-based pediatric practice more than three-fold in two-and-a-half years – while keeping staff cost increases at 20 percent.

Senators John Thune, R-South Dakota

By Mike Miliard 11:23 am April 29, 2016
A group of Republican senators who have been looking to "reboot" meaningful us since 2013 released new draft legislation this week they say aims to make the incentive program work better for providers and taxpayers.

An example of the USB drive sent by ADA to its members. (Photo: Krebs on Security)

By Jessica Davis 10:58 am April 29, 2016
The American Dental Association unwittingly sent malware-infected USB thumb drives to dental offices nationwide, the ADA confirmed today.

Eighty-seven percent of financially struggling hospitals now regret changing their EHR systems, according to a new Black Book survey.

By Bernie Monegain 10:34 am April 29, 2016
Four years after what Black Book calls the "replacement frenzy," a recent survey from the market research firm indicates that 87 percent of financially struggling hospitals now regret changing their EHR systems.

Neal Singh

By Mike Miliard 10:02 am April 29, 2016
Population health IT developer Caradigm named its new CEO on Thursday, promoting its chief technology officer Neal Singh to the executive role.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has "made significant improvements by recasting the EHR meaningful use program and by reducing quality reporting burdens," said AMA President Steven Stack, MD.

By Mike Miliard 11:48 am April 28, 2016
On Twitter, former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, called it the "most substantive change to how healthcare is paid for in a couple of decades."

St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, Maine

By Jessica Davis 11:37 am April 28, 2016
The analytics software used by the staff at St. Joseph Healthcare in Bangor, Maine, sits on top of the statewide health information exchange, allowing providers to access real-time data from all hospitals connected to the HIE.
By Jessica Davis 11:00 am April 28, 2016
A bill to establish the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer within the U.S Department of Health and Human Services was introduced in the House of Representatives this week.

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