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LAS VEGAS | Mike Miliard | October 23, 2014 | 11:57 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
"I've never seen this level of frustration in our membership, as I have in the past six to eight months or so," says MGMA Senior Policy Advisor Robert Tennant. "It's not just meaningful use. But that is certainly one of the catalysts... More
ATLANTA | Mike Miliard | October 23, 2014 | 11:20 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy and Security
The healthcare industry is swimming in Social Security numbers, thanks to the necessities of patient record management technology. But balancing those requirements with fraud mitigation and privacy protections is proving a big challenge. More
Erin McCann | October 23, 2014 | 11:14 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
In what's being hailed as a "spectacular success story," the World Health Organization has declared Nigeria free of the Ebola virus transmission, with public health agencies and government officials citing a mobile health initiative as largely... More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | October 23, 2014 | 10:52 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
Boston Children's Hospital has named three finalists to compete for $30,000 and investment advice from industry leaders in the hospital's first Innovation Tank, which the hospital patterned after ABC's hit show, Shark Tank. More
Tom Sullivan | October 23, 2014 | 10:25 AM | Privacy and Security
"It isn't out of the realm of the possible" that medical device security flaws could "cause severe injury or death," according to a Department of Homeland Security official investigating devices and other pieces of hospital equipment... More
Kaiser Health News | October 23, 2014 | 10:21 AM | Quality and Safety
While Ebola stokes public anxiety, more than one in six hospitals -- including some top medical centers -- are having trouble stamping out less exotic but sometimes deadly infections, federal records show. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | October 22, 2014 | 11:20 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences was announced as the latest HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 award winner on Wednesday. It's the most recent provider to climb the ladder toward complete EMR maturity in the past week. More
Erin McCann | October 22, 2014 | 10:58 AM | Data Warehousing, Mobile/Wireless
With sights set on leveraging predictive analytics in the clinical setting, IBM and researchers at the University of Michigan have launched a project that aims to be an early warning system to identify and predict life-threatening medical complications. More
SEATTLE | Mike Miliard | October 22, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
Wes Wright, chief information officer of Seattle Children's Hospital, had a couple big reasons for embracing a virtual desktop infrastructure strategy for the 323-bed tertiary care facility. "Speed and ubiquity," he says. But soon he found a... More
John W. Loonsk, MD | October 22, 2014 | 07:45 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
The Ebola cases in the United States, despite their limited numbers, have generated considerable discussion and anxiety. But the focus on EHRs in these discussions does not recognize more prominent health IT needs when it comes potential outbreaks, nor the... More
Mike Miliard | October 21, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
For wearable technology to live up to the hype, especially when it comes to healthcare, it will have to be "interoperable, integrated, engaging, social and outcomes-driven," according to PwC. More
John Halamka | October 21, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
One of the most frequent complaints in John Halamka's email inbox these days is that electronic health records are filled with data, but little knowledge or wisdom. The era of Ebola, he says, has accelerated the urgency for us to rethink the way we... More