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Gus Venditto | April 23, 2014 | 11:32 AM | ICD-10, Policy and Legislation
The conference was designed to provide attendees with practical guidance on how to successfully manage the transition to the new coding standard, which was to take effect on Oct. 1, 2014. But, with uncertainty surrounding the date of the transition,... More
Erin McCann | April 23, 2014 | 10:54 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
Health information technology systems have made their way to the No. 1 patient safety concern for healthcare organizations, according to the findings of a new ECRI industry report. More
EUROPE | Dillan Yogendra | April 23, 2014 | 10:34 AM
Recent incidences of hackers in the US gaining access to 300,000 records from the University of Maryland, among other issues, have given the American public reason to be anxious; while skepticism in the UK goes further still., the well-documented... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | April 23, 2014 | 10:27 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
Serving notice that "covered entities and business associates must understand that mobile device security is their obligation," the HHS Office for Civil Rights has settled with two organizations for a combined $1,975,220 penalty after their... More
Healthcare IT News Staff | April 23, 2014 | 10:22 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
If you think your hospital IT department is one of the best in the U.S., nominate it for Healthcare IT News' 4th annual Where to Work: BEST Hospital IT Departments program. Nominations open today, April 23, and close May 23. More
WASHINGTON | Diana Manos | April 23, 2014 | 09:52 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Jonathan Blum, principal deputy administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and advocate for ACOs, will be stepping down from his position on May 16. The announcement came by way of an internal email via CMS Administrator Marilyn... More
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