interoperability ONC Precision Medicine

Advisors to ONC, which resides within Health and Human Services headquarters, suggested that ONC make accommodations for President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative within the Interoperability Roadmap. 

By Jack McCarthy 09:18 am May 24, 2016
The advisory committee said that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT should accelerate the definition and standards for President Obama's PMI and Patient-Generated Health Data. 
Healthcare IT News Best Hospital Awards EHRs population health
By Mike Miliard 08:18 am May 24, 2016
Healthcare IT News' annual awards spotlight exceptional hospital information technology shops based on workplace culture, leadership, professional development, salary and more.
OpenNotes Tom Delbanco

Tom Delbanco, MD, co-director of OpenNotes said the program has opened access to between 8 million and 10 million patients since it began in 2010. 

By Aditi Pai 07:01 am May 24, 2016
Delbanco also predicts that patients will stop using electronic health records or portals to read what doctors have written about them and, instead, view that on a smartwach, phone or other gadget. 
ransomware HIPAA OCR HHS privacy security Kansas Heart Hospital malware

Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita paid the initial ransom but decided against paying the second request even though some of its data appears to still be locked. 

By Bill Siwicki 02:58 pm May 23, 2016
Kansas Heart Hospital declined to pay the second ransom, saying that would not be wise. Security experts, meanwhile, are warning that ransomware attacks will only get worse.
Epic Systems EHR electronic health record St. Charles Health System

St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon. Source: St Charles Health System

By Bill Siwicki 12:48 pm May 23, 2016
The Oregon-based network said the new electronic health record system will help it improve care quality and coordination.
Danny Sands, MD - Society for Participatory Medicine

Danny Sands, MD, is excited about patient-generated health data, but said healthcare providers need systems in place to help them separate signal from noise and identify important trends. 

By Mike Miliard 11:47 am May 23, 2016
The practicing physician and entrepreneur said that the carwash model does not work well for healthcare. But he’s optimistic about the future of patient-generated data, biometrics and connected devices improving doctor-patient collaboration.
By Jessica Davis 11:08 am May 23, 2016
Iowa- and Illinois-based Genesis Health Systems has joined forces with v
House calls Medicare Medicaid  Independence at Home
By Kaiser Health News 10:11 am May 23, 2016
An experimental program called Independence at Home saved an average of $13,600 per patient during its first year. 
Marc Harrison Intermountain

Intermountain's new CEO Marc Harrison, MD, will take the helm in October. 

By Susan Morse 09:44 am May 23, 2016
Marc Harrison, MD, will replace current CEO Charles Sorenson, who intends to stay on and work with Intermountain’s Healthcare Leadership Institute. 
CMS Medicare Mediciaid
By Bill Siwicki 08:26 am May 23, 2016
Networks are aiding medical practices and community health centers to prepare for population health and value-based reimbursement, executive director Debra Simmons says.

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