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WORCESTER, MA | Mike Miliard | April 22, 2014 | 11:08 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Cloud Computing
UMass Memorial Health Care is partnering with Minneapolis-based Luminat, which develops care planning tools, to create a platform that will integrate patients' end-of-life directives into their electronic health records. More
Erin McCann | April 22, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
Healthcare has a few things to do differently in the privacy and security arena -- one of them being: Start taking it seriously. This according to Verizon's annual breach report released today. Photo: Carol Smith, 2011 More
WASHINGTON | Diana Manos | April 22, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
If the U.S. is going to get a handle on healthcare spending, providers and healthcare organizations are going to have to get serious about accountable care organizations, says one expert. More
WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | April 22, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Cloud-based EHR company athenahealth will resign from the EHR Association. Its executives say it does not belong there, since it is neither an EHR company nor a software vendor. More
BURLINGTON, MA | Mike Miliard | April 21, 2014 | 11:09 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), RIS and PACS
With its acquisition this past week of Atlanta-based Accelarad, Nuance Communications has launched its PowerShare Network, a cloud-based platform to enable the sharing of medical images and reports. More
PITTSBURGH | Bernie Monegain | April 21, 2014 | 10:59 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
UPMC officials say the number of employees affected by a data breach at the renowned medical center is much higher than originally reported -- rising from 322 employees first disclosed on March 6, now up to 27,000 out of a total of 62,000 employees. More
John Andrews | April 21, 2014 | 09:57 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, Cloud Computing
Seems like the sky is the limit for cloud computing, whether it is to replace servers, manage mobile apps or handle system recovery. Cloud vendors are constantly coming up with new ways to utilize a platform that seemed like little more than vapor five years... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | April 18, 2014 | 11:13 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Effective use of analytics is "not something you can buy from a vendor; it's an organizational and cultural value that has to grow and mature," said James E. Gaston, speaking Thursday at the Healthcare IT News/HIMSS Media Healthcare Business... More
Erin McCann | April 18, 2014 | 11:11 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Workforce Management, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
A California-based home care and hospice group has undergone a digital overhaul after providing tablet computers for its some 1,300 care providers. And, although far from an inexpensive rollout, the digitization has saved the group big bucks. More
Eric Wicklund | April 18, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
For the most part, providers are still wary over the mHealth movement. And this caution just might be preventing them from big care improvement opportunities, say the findings of a new study. More
Kaiser Health News | April 18, 2014 | 10:05 AM | Quality and Safety, Workforce Management
After some doctors at University of Utah Health Care noticed scathing online reviews about themselves in 2012, the hospital system decided the best way to respond was by posting its patients' ratings of physicians on the hospital's own website. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | April 17, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Geisinger Health System, the pioneering integrated care network, is "perfectly designed to do a huge number of experiments in both the provider and payer sides," said its Chief Executive Officer Glenn Steele Jr., MD, on Thursday. More