Steven Posnack, director of ONC's Office of Standards and Technology

By Mike Miliard 04:28 pm August 23, 2016
The catalog of standards and implementation specs for data exchange is evolving away from a static PDF and toward an interactive, wiki-style platform.

Joy Grosser will step up as CIO of University Hospitals in Cleveland on Septrember 12.


By Bernie Monegain 02:28 pm August 23, 2016
Joy M. Grosser, a 20-year health IT veteran, will take the CIO post at University Hospitals’ 18-hospital network in Ohio, effective September 12.

RADAR received $6.2 million of Series A funding and has doubled its average contract value and monthly recurring revenue.

By Jessica Davis 11:10 am August 23, 2016
The launch is a response to the increase in cybersecurity attacks and a need for incident response management, the vendor says.

"Far too often individuals and the people who care for them are stymied by the onerous task of accessing their health data," said Jitin Asnaani, executive director of CommonWell Health Alliance. "CommonWell and its members are dedicated to helping break down the barriers that make it difficult for patients to access that information."

By Mike Miliard 10:57 am August 23, 2016
Cerner, athenahealth and other members of the EHR interoperability organization say members can soon self-enroll in the CommonWell network via their portals.

Hospitals’ interest in a more open approach to medical errors has been fueled by studies showing that patients want to know when an adverse event has occurred and doctors suffer from anxiety when there are restrictions and concerns about what they are allowed to discuss.

By Kaiser Health News 10:37 am August 23, 2016
Many hospitals are beginning to consider a change in how they handle medical errors. Instead of the "deny-and-defend" approach, they are revamping their policies to be more open.

Serial entrepreneur Anil Sethi has sold Gliimpse, a personal health record platform, to Apple for an undisclosed amount.

By Bernie Monegain 10:20 am August 23, 2016
‘It’s time to invite the patient to be at the center of their data.’
By Bernie Monegain 09:10 am August 23, 2016
Event to honor judges for 1st Annual Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards.

HIMSS executive VP Carla Smith will be at the Summit of the Southeast in Nashville to host the Women in Health IT Reception on September 13 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and to lead a session on shattering the glass ceiling on September 14.

By Carla Smith 07:29 am August 23, 2016
Dana Alexander, others join Smith at Summit of the Southeast to reprise the HIMSS Annual Conference session on women in health IT.

Xucai Chen, research associate professor of medicine, Pitt Division of Cardiology, and Pittsburgh Heart, Lung and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute

By Mike Miliard 04:58 pm August 22, 2016
Researchers from University of Pittsburgh and UPMC say they're encouraged by what may one day be a new tool to help battle cancer and heart disease: an ultrasound-enabled genetic therapy called sonoporation.
By Jessica Davis 03:30 pm August 22, 2016
The U.S Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has awarded $2.6 million to DiaSorin – an Italy-based biotechnology company with offices in Stillwater, Minnesota – to further develop its Zika diagnostic tool.

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