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CIO business associates risk

Ed Ricks, CIO of Beaufort Memorial Hospital

By Mike Miliard 08:05 am March 27, 2017
With about 200 subcontractors to deal with, "that's a lot of people that we're trusting to do the right thing with our patients' data," says the Beaufort Memorial Hospital CIO. "We want to stay on top of it."
GOP pulls American Health Care Act
By Susan Morse 03:57 pm March 24, 2017
Even after President Trump demanded a vote, the bill was yanked thanks to lack of support among conservatives.
healthcare clarity Washington now
By Mike Miliard 02:47 pm March 24, 2017
The more confusing or contradictory statements from federal officials, the more back-room deals lawmakers strike trying to gain consensus for bills like the American Health Care Act, the harder it is to know what’s really happening. 
Maury Regional Cerner EHR

Maury Regional CEO Alan Watson

By Bernie Monegain 12:03 pm March 24, 2017
The Tennessee-based health system said it is replacing Meditech and NextGen with Cerner’s hosted Millennium electronic health record, revenue cycle management and transaction services.
Roger Severino OCR LGBT

Roger Severino speaking during an interview as a staff member from the Heritage Foundation in 2015.

By Jessica Davis 11:42 am March 24, 2017
The former director of the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank is a staunch opponent of civil rights for transgender people, whom he'll be tasked to protect as OCR director.
MidMichigan Health Epic EHR
By Bernie Monegain 10:40 am March 24, 2017
CIO Dan Waltz said that moving to a new electronic health record platform gives the health system an opportunity to transform patient care.
Oracle cloud healthcare

Oracle's Healthcare Industry Connect event. Credit: Oracle via Twitter.

By Jack McCarthy 09:43 am March 24, 2017
The Oracle Health Sciences Data Management Workbench Cloud Service can be use to integrate, reconcile and analyze healthcare data for clinical trials. 
By Kaiser Health News 09:21 am March 24, 2017
Dumping essential health benefits from the proposed legislation could enable insurance companies to make their offerings much skimpier and put consumers at finanical risk, experts say. 
UCHealth Facebook feed
By Bill Siwicki 08:41 am March 24, 2017
The hospital tested CareLoop technology and found that both clinicians and patients responded very positively to the social-style method for keeping up to date on care.
AMA MGMA CMS EHR
By Tom Sullivan 04:18 pm March 23, 2017
American Medical Association and many other groups also suggested that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma loosen PQRS and value-based payment requirements.

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