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Erin McCann | July 27, 2015 | 10:58 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security, Compliance & Legal
2015 thus far has been the year of hackers targeting the healthcare industry. And they don't appear to be slowing down. Just last week, another business associate notified individuals that their protected health information was stolen following yet... More
Bernie Monegain | July 27, 2015 | 10:56 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Cloud Computing
Paper-based records are being phased out at a rapid pace in healthcare, and digitization and virtualization are creating a whole market within the global healthcare industry, according to new market analysis. More
Diana Manos | July 27, 2015 | 07:57 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The process has been repeated time and again: Regulators issue proposed rulemaking, stakeholders comment, a final version manifests. So what, this time, has the industry concerned in the case of two pieces of meaningful use? More
Healthcare IT News | July 27, 2015 | 06:10 AM | Quality and Safety, Clinical, Compliance & Legal
Healthcare IT News' focus is primarily on IT within the healthcare space, but there's also so much happening now within the broader realm of healthcare. Our headlines watch list is updated daily, so check back in with us for regular updates. More
Mike Miliard | July 24, 2015 | 02:46 PM | Electronic Health Records
The winner of the gigantic contract will have to meet steep requirements for the Defense Department and, in turn, will be well positioned to also offer those capabilities to other customers. Competing EHR vendors are going to have to keep pace or risk... More
Erin McCann | July 24, 2015 | 11:06 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The Minnesota Department of Public Health for the first time ever has decided to analyze its troves of hospital admissions and ED data statewide. And what they found was more than a bit concerning when it came to costs and clinical outcomes. More
Henry Powderly | July 24, 2015 | 10:28 AM | Mergers & Acquisitions
Close on the heels of Aetna's mammoth bid for Humana earlier this month, Anthem has announced plans to buy Cigna in an even bigger deal. The acquisition would leave three big payers in the United States. More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | July 24, 2015 | 09:43 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Cloud Computing
NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the top academic medical centers in the country, will use athenathealth's cloud-based models for clinical integration, care coordination and population health management. More
Mike Miliard | July 23, 2015 | 04:44 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, said Thursday that he's asked the Department of Health and Human Services to consider delaying the move toward Stage 3 meaningful use. More
WORCESTER, MA | Bernie Monegain | July 23, 2015 | 10:42 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile, Quality and Safety
UMass Memorial Healthcare will be rolling out an Epic EHR system to replace its Soarian EHR from Siemens, which is now part of Cerner. "Epic is coming," UMass Memorial President and CEO Eric Dickson, MD, wrote in a July 20 blog posted on the... More
Mike Miliard | July 23, 2015 | 10:24 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Analytics
Before he founded CDS developer medCPU, Eyal Ephrat, MD, was a practicing physician. Before that, he was a helicopter pilot. Want to guess which workplace had the more reliable information systems? More
Henry Powderly | July 23, 2015 | 10:10 AM | Quality and Safety
With more than 3,500 participating hospitals, the CMS ranking carries more influence than private ratings because they can be tied to Medicare payments. More