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Mike Miliard | July 30, 2014 | 11:21 AM | Workforce Management, Telehealth, Policy and Legislation
As the U.S. population grows, the physician workforce shrinks, and information technology fundamentally changes the way care is delivered, the Institute of Medicine says graduate medical education needs an overhaul. More
Erin McCann | July 30, 2014 | 11:04 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
In many ways, mobile device security is an oxymoron in its current state. In fact, if you're using an Internet of Things-type device, chances are it has an average of 25 hidden vulnerabilities, according to new research, making it a ripe target for... More
Kurt Ullman | July 30, 2014 | 10:32 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Getting physicians on board with cost cutting measures proves to be one of the healthcare industry's top challenges, one that has become critical as hospitals buy up more physician practices. There's the technology available to help doctors... More
WASHINGTON | Government Health IT Staff | July 30, 2014 | 10:32 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth, Policy and Legislation
Former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as new Veterans Affairs secretary secretary on Tuesday, just as a new VA overhaul bill gives a substantial push for new health IT initiatives at the troubled agency. More
DANVILLE, PA | Mike Miliard | July 29, 2014 | 11:18 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Glenn D. Steele Jr., MD, president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, will step down next summer. More
OREM, UT | Erin McCann | July 29, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Quality and Safety
Not all medical infrastructure and equipment is created equal, as healthcare providers can attest. This year, after analyzing feedback from thousands of providers, KLAS officials have named the 2014 highest performing vendors across 23 different categories. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | July 29, 2014 | 10:43 AM | Quality and Safety
Electronic health records have a big role to play in improving hospitals' medication reconciliation, a new study finds, but challenges related to data quality, technology and workflow remain. More
John Halamka | July 29, 2014 | 10:00 AM | ePrescribing, Network Infrastructure
In the realm of e-prescribing, there remains one key issue to bring to light, says John Halamka, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and that's the need for increased industry awareness and adoption of the full functionality already present in e... More
Erin McCann | July 28, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
A new state health information exchange has officially signed on with the eHealth Exchange, bringing an additional 16 million patient records into the national HIE pool. More
Mike Moran | July 28, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
More than 5,000 IT staff from 194 nominated hospitals completed the 79-question online survey. To qualify to be considered a top hospital, at least half the employees in an IT department needed to complete the survey. More
WATERTOWN, MA | Mike Miliard | July 28, 2014 | 10:28 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Interoperability
Expanding on a partnership announced this past spring, athenahealth and Henry Schein will integrate their respective technologies to better enable community health centers to meet reporting requirements. More
Jack Beaudoin | July 28, 2014 | 07:58 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
For at least the last decade, the health IT field has seen a scholarly back-and-forth on the effectiveness of electronic medical records. As soon as one study is published that finds technology has little impact on patient outcomes, another emerges that seems... More