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BOSTON | Erin McCann | November 18, 2014 | 11:06 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security
What are the responsibilities of covered entities when an encrypted laptop or device is stolen, but the pass codes are handed over in the theft as well? A recent robbery reported by Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital may shed some light on these... More
EMERYVILLE, CA | Mike Miliard | November 18, 2014 | 10:58 AM | Business Intelligence, Enterprise Resource Planning, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
MedeAnalytics, which develops business intelligence and revenue cycle technologies, has acquired OnFocus Healthcare, a maker of enterprise performance management tools, for an undisclosed sum. More
BOSTON | Mike Miliard | November 18, 2014 | 10:35 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
We often hear about streams of data. Sometimes, the flood can seem like a data deluge. In its new analytics project with EMC Corporation, Partners HealthCare extends the watery metaphor, with a new initiative meant for shared use: the Partners Data Lake. More
Rodney J. Moore | November 18, 2014 | 09:56 AM | Business Intelligence, Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The collections process is ripe for innovation, on both the payer and provider side. Increasingly, savvy providers are using health IT to broaden their access to and knowledge about their patient populations, with an eye toward greater success with bill... More
Mike Miliard | November 17, 2014 | 11:17 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
In tandem with its 10-year interoperability roadmap, ONC has developed a decade-long vision for ensuring health information technology is deployed to "enable robust and continuous quality improvement." More
Erin McCann | November 17, 2014 | 11:02 AM | Data Warehousing, Cloud Computing
Due in part to evolving regulatory and health IT landscapes, the cloud market is poised for a double digit growth phase, new analysis suggests. Don't be fooled, though. Some big time barriers remain and have in many ways stymied the industry's shift... More
WASHINGTON | Neil Versel | November 17, 2014 | 10:35 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Without good data, patient-centeredness is just a buzzword. And without a patient-centric focus and proper organization, data can be rather useless. That was the message Sunday from Amy Abernethy, MD, who delivered the opening keynote address at the American... More
NEW YORK | Mike Miliard | November 17, 2014 | 10:20 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
As ONC puts forth the government's long-term vision for nationwide interoperability, four industry stakeholders -- the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup, HIMSS, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise and ICSA Labs -- have joined forces to tackle more... More
Mike Miliard | November 14, 2014 | 11:17 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
The Institute of Medicine has issued a new report calling for standardized social and behavioral data to be included in electronic health records. That may be good for population health research, but could be unwelcome news for system developers, and for... More
Erin McCann | November 14, 2014 | 11:02 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The former chief financial officer of a now-closed Texas hospital is one step closer to a potential five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to wrongly claiming EHR incentive money. More
Neil Versel | November 14, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
As ONC refines its 10-year vision for interoperability, a diverse coalition of private and public interests has put forth its own ideas for transforming U.S. healthcare through IT. The eHealth Initiative on Thursday released its "2020 Roadmap,"... More
Anthony Brino | November 14, 2014 | 10:37 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Two very different healthcare organizations in the Lone Star State -- one a small rural facility, the other a joint venture between for-profits and nonprofits -- have won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, given by the White House for innovation... More