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WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | July 29, 2015 | 09:28 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety, Interoperability
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is disbursing about $38 million in grants to 20 organizations, working to drive better information exchange for care coordination and population health. More
Tom Sullivan | July 29, 2015 | 08:03 AM | Cloud Computing, Analytics, Population Health
The software giant's strategy is to consolidate into "One Windows" across all devices. But that's not going to happen right away. We take a look at how things will roll out and what it means to IT shops. More
WASHINGTON | Jack Beaudoin | July 28, 2015 | 12:35 PM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The Bipartisan Policy Center has issued a set of recommendations to Congress it says will speed up medical cures and innovation. Central to its recommendations is the use of healthcare IT for post-approval studies. More
Erin McCann | July 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM | Mobile, Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
If you've been looking for any set of official guidelines for mobile device security or best practices on keeping medical data safe, there's finally some serious movement on that front: a standards handbook with reams of valuable insight on the... More
Mike Miliard | July 28, 2015 | 10:36 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
When ONC released its Health IT Safety Center Roadmap earlier this month, it touted the envisioned center as a way to create a "culture of safety." Writing in Health Affairs, two experts offer some tips to help it meet that "monumental,... More
Healthcare IT News | July 28, 2015 | 09:58 AM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Analytics
Healthcare IT News and HIMSS are accepting topic and speaker proposals for Healthcare Finance's Revenue Cycle Summit in Atlanta, Dec. 7-8. More
Healthcare IT News | July 28, 2015 | 09:55 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Healthcare IT News and HIMSS are accepting speaking proposals for the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, held in Boston, Nov. 4 to 6. More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | July 28, 2015 | 08:29 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
The most valued patient data resides in the EHR, yet EHRs are architected to perpetuate data silos. Because of the lack of interoperability, healthcare providers can't achieve true care coordination. More
Jack McCarthy | July 28, 2015 | 08:02 AM | Electronic Health Records
Opponents of the $11 billion project are predicting that it will not deliver adequate functionality for data sharing with DoD partners, the VA and private sector and, what's more, the EHR could be obsolete by the time its built. More
Erin McCann | July 27, 2015 | 10:58 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security, Compliance & Legal
2015 thus far has been the year of hackers targeting the healthcare industry. And they don't appear to be slowing down. Just last week, another business associate notified individuals that their protected health information was stolen following yet... More
Bernie Monegain | July 27, 2015 | 10:56 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Cloud Computing
Paper-based records are being phased out at a rapid pace in healthcare, and digitization and virtualization are creating a whole market within the global healthcare industry, according to new market analysis. More
Diana Manos | July 27, 2015 | 07:57 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The process has been repeated time and again: Regulators issue proposed rulemaking, stakeholders comment, a final version manifests. So what, this time, has the industry concerned in the case of two pieces of meaningful use? More