Mandira Singh leads the More Disruption Please initiative at athenahealth.

By Bernie Monegain 07:32 am October 24, 2016
Even within a company that welcomes disruption in the pursuit of helping healthcare solve the many challenges the industry faces today, Mandira Singh stands out as an articulate champion for solving problems by shaking up the status quo.
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SAP CMIO David Delaney, MD, said that data is a raw commodity but information's value comes from governance and interpretation.

By John Andrews 06:46 am October 24, 2016
Yes, there is a difference. And even though the definitions overlay, smart hospital executives understand that with health data expanding exponentially governance strategies and details can make or break an organization. 
Data governance analytics Dartmouth

Elizabeth Stedina, director of the Dartmouth Analytics Institute, said the system is breaking new ground and no single policy can cover all of its needs. 

By John Andrews 06:25 am October 24, 2016
Governance isn't always fun. But it is the most important building block for a healthcare analytics strategy. How the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock are turning the tedious work into an indispensable boon to productivity.
By Jessica Davis 11:57 am October 21, 2016
Internet users reported major accessibility issues early Friday, as a slew of major websites were rendered temporarily inaccessible, including Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, Etsy, The New York Times and SoundCloud.
Tandigm athenahealth population health
By Bernie Monegain 11:54 am October 21, 2016
The joint venture of Independence Blue Cross and DaVita HealthCare Partners said it will offer doctors access to athenahealth’s cloud services for analytics, care coordination, risk-stratification.
$100 million Tricare fraud
By Susan Morse 11:39 am October 21, 2016
The massive scheme at Fort Hood, Texas, involved prescribing pain creams to military personnel and disguising payments. 
Zika mystery spreads humans
By Kaiser Health News 11:04 am October 21, 2016
The discovery could potentially contribute to drugs that prevent birth defects in some babies born to women who contracted the virus while pregnant. 

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty keynoted at the Anita Borg Institute's Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing on October 19.

By Bernie Monegain 08:38 am October 21, 2016
As she kicked off the Anita Borg Institute’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing on October 19 in Houston, IBM Chairwoman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty started with a short history lesson on women pioneers in technology.
EHR upcoding compliance
By Mike Miliard 07:09 am October 21, 2016
Whether intentional or accidental, coding mistakes can have legal consequences. Experts share insights about avoiding those and advice about what to know when auditors show up at your door.

Credit: Jorge Lascar via Flickr.

By Bernie Monegain 07:06 am October 21, 2016
Disruption is already starting. Hospital and IT vendor executives should should pay close attention to innovations and emerging business and care models, Frost & Sullivan says.

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