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HIMSS CIO of the year
By Tom Sullivan 09:25 am January 15, 2018
Methodist Hospital chief information officer named the John E. Gall Jr. award for “his dedication and generosity,” advocating inside the Beltway for many rural and small hospitals — not just his own.
care coordination tools

Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Credit: Sage Ross

By Bill Siwicki 05:15 pm January 12, 2018
Working with skilled nursing facilities, the health system also lowered the average length of stay by 27 percent.
doctor texting patients
By Bill Siwicki 04:22 pm January 12, 2018
Doctors on the front lines of the opioid crisis find text messaging helpful in managing treatment with patients.
patient safety EHR
By Mike Miliard 04:11 pm January 12, 2018
With copy and paste rampant, UW Health chief medical information officer Shannon Dean says toolkits and vendors can help, but physicians need to take responsibility for proper clinical documentation.

North Carolina state capital in Raleigh. Credit: WikiMedia

By Jessica Davis 02:39 pm January 12, 2018
The state would have one of the toughest breach notification laws in the country if the legislation is passed.

A view from the CES show floor.

By Dave Muoio 02:23 pm January 12, 2018
Health data sharing, telemedicine, even federal value-based payment plans were all part of the excitement at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

A screenshot of a sample revenue cycle management tool. Credit: YouTube

By Beth Jones Sanborn 02:10 pm January 12, 2018
New research suggests hospitals will subscribe to rev cycle management cloud services to increase flexibility among multiple users in next 5 years.
data breach in West Virginia

The theft of a laptop from a West Virginia health provider employee prompted officials to monitor systems for unauthorized access.

By Jessica Davis 11:50 am January 12, 2018
A laptop of a Coplin Health Systems employee was stolen from a car in November and serves as a reminder to healthcare organizations to encrypt all data that physically leave the building.

A DaVita Kidney Care Center where an Epic EHR system will replace DaVita’s Falcon Platinum System. Credit: Twitter

By Bernie Monegain 09:51 am January 12, 2018
The global organization will also tap Epic’s Care Everywhere Network as part of its new electronic health record deployment.
HIMSS18 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Healthcare

AI and Machine Learning for Healthcare event will take place on March 5 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.

By Tom Sullivan 09:22 am January 12, 2018
Speakers will cut through the hype to share real-world success stories and discuss the challenges of AI, machine learning, cognitive computing and precision medicine at the AI and Machine Learning for Healthcare event in Las Vegas.

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