AHIMA calls on Congress to fight opioids with information sharing, patient matching
By Mike Miliard 01:51 pm March 20, 2018
The group says privacy can still be maintained while giving care providers secure access to relevant substance abuse data and calls on Congress to allow HHS to pursue patient ID strategies.
President Trump opioid crisis

President Trump speaking in New Hampshire on Monday. Credit: C-span

By Bernie Monegain 12:44 pm March 20, 2018
A report from research firm Kalorama Information named the top healthcare disruptors it anticipates happening between now and the year 2027 -- and the Trump Administration’s health policies in the U.S. took the top spot.  
By Bill Siwicki 12:30 pm March 20, 2018
A two-phase launch starts in June with physicians getting a "wallet" through which Arizona Care Network will distribute its provider rewards and incentives via blockchain.
Mass General, Brigham and Women’s launch digital pathology project with Royal Philips

Credit: Google Street View

By Bernie Monegain 11:58 am March 20, 2018
The organizations said they intend to establish digital pathology centers and to create best practices and protocols for the digital transformation of the field. 
veterans affairs EHR
By Jessica Davis 11:47 am March 20, 2018
The agency named University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Chief Innovation Officer Rasu Shrestha to lead work mapping the electronic medical record to the FHIR APIs and create common data standards through industry partnerships.
Managed print vs. managed content

Credit: Brother

By 09:46 am March 20, 2018
A digital and connected strategy save on costs, improve productivity, Brother says.
intermountain global DNA database

Intermountain Healthcare in Murray, Utah. Photo via Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 09:31 am March 20, 2018
The health system will collect unprocessed data from AncestryDNA, MyHeritage and 23andMe to validate new findings and discover new mutations, the organization said. 
Allina CIO on how partnerships with Health Catalyst and Aetna help it advance analytics, pop health

Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Credit: Google Maps

By Mike Miliard 08:43 am March 20, 2018
Chief Information Officer Jonathan Shoemaker offers a glimpse inside the health system’s innovative arrangements.
Biden takes issue with Trump administration's interoperability plans

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaking in Pennsylvania on March 15. Credit: C-span

By Mike Miliard 04:44 pm March 19, 2018
The MyHealthEData Initiative, announced by CMS' Seema Verma at HIMSS18, is too light on detail to make much of a difference, said the former VP – who offered his own way forward.
Pitfalls to avoid with third-party security vendors

A view from the Cybersecurity Command Center at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas.

By Bill Siwicki 02:23 pm March 19, 2018
Cybersecurity experts offer valuable advice on dealing with third parties because while a third party may be responsible for a breach, it's the healthcare organization that is accountable.

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