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Evan Schuman | April 17, 2014 | 08:51 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
The most basic security truth in 2014 is that encryption done properly -- a high enough level of encryption, proper safeguarding of the encryption key -- is the best thing an IT department can do. Sill, many industries resist encryption, and healthcare is... More
EUROPE | Dillan Yogendra | April 17, 2014 | 05:44 AM
The European Commission wants to collect opinions on how best to use mobile devices such as phones, tablets, patient monitoring tools and other wireless devices to improve health and wellbeing. More
Erin McCann | April 16, 2014 | 03:50 PM | Enterprise Resource Planning, Network Infrastructure, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
It seems almost unfair. Clinical IT systems, in the last few years, have generally enjoyed a monopoly of the applications spotlight, often leaving operational apps sitting in the shadows, on back burners and positioned at tail ends of healthcare's to-do... More
Erin McCann | April 16, 2014 | 11:08 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Sure, the EHR Incentive Program, with its $22 billion plus paid out thus far to meaningful users, might have helped bring the healthcare sector out of the Dark Ages and into the 21st Century, technologically speaking, but do these systems really improve the... More
Evan Schuman | April 16, 2014 | 10:01 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
Security is a nightmare for all companies, but the very nature of healthcare makes it far worse. Are there ways to make security not merely viable, but even profitable? More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | April 16, 2014 | 09:42 AM | Claims Processing, ICD-10
The American Health Information Management Association has called for the Department of Health and Human Services to announce Oct. 1, 2015, as the new implementation date for ICD-10 as soon as possible. More
Tom Sullivan | April 16, 2014 | 09:18 AM | Data Warehousing, Mobile/Wireless
Telecommunication behemoth BlackBerry Limited is testing out the healthcare IT waters, after it announced this week it was buying a stake in a cloud-based medical IT provider company. More
AUSTIN, TX | Mike Miliard | April 15, 2014 | 10:31 AM | Business Intelligence, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
In yet another record quarter for venture capital, health information technology companies raked in $858 million since January, across 163 deals -- a 154 percent increase compared to Q4 2013. More
Diana Manos | April 15, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Meaningful use just might have its financial perks. That's according to the top 25 highest performing meaningful users under the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, all of whom brought in some $171 million in Medicare payments back in 2012. More
Neil Versel | April 15, 2014 | 08:17 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Is it wrong to be skeptical about the integrity of quality measures in meaningful use, particularly in the wake of what one quality improvement expert called "patient safety's first scandal"? Those at the forefront of healthcare quality and... More
WASHINGTON | Anthony Brino | April 14, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Claims Processing, Policy and Legislation
Medicare's release this past week of physician reimbursement data may be, as U.S. CTO Todd Park puts it, an "unprecedented" opportunity for transparency. But what will researchers -- and ultimately seniors and taxpayers -- be able to actually... More
BOSTON | Erin McCann | April 14, 2014 | 11:02 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
When it comes to security threat severity, the Heartbleed bug doesn't miss a beat. That's according to Phil Lerner, chief information security officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, who, on a scale from 1 to 10, ranks the bug a solid... More