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Bernie Monegain | September 11, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
CMS and ONC disappointed many CIOs and IT teams around the country on Aug. 29 when it issued a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use that lacked the flexibility on reporting that so many had counted on -- and perhaps expected, because what they had proposed... More
BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | September 11, 2014 | 08:08 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
With the war already underway, how can hospitals and networks prepare? Chief information security officers share insights about shifting toward more sophisticated information security tactics. More
BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | September 10, 2014 | 04:03 PM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
When the Office for Civil Rights knocks on your door, asking about HIPAA compliance, it pays to be ready. And OCR is looking to audit providers ranging from large to small, and across a wide geographical distribution. More
Bernie Monegain | September 10, 2014 | 12:25 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
ONC and HHS issued a final rule today that they say will give EHR makers, health IT developers, providers and consumers more flexibility and clarity when it comes to 2014 Edition certification criteria. More
Erin McCann | September 10, 2014 | 10:54 AM | Telehealth, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
How do individual states stack up when it comes to telemedicine coverage and reimbursement? A new report from the American Telemedicine Association details just that. More
CAMBRIDGE, MA | Mike Miliard | September 10, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Optum Labs, which was launched by UnitedHealth and the Mayo Clinic to mine deidentified patient data for innovative healthcare research, has four new members. More
CUPERTINO, CA | Anthony Brino | September 9, 2014 | 04:46 PM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
Apple is out with its latest, much-anticipated products, and taking a step into healthcare with a new iPhone-enabled watch. Will this be a big step forward for digital health, or just a grab of the high-end quantified-self market? More
CUPERTINO, CA | Bernie Monegain | September 9, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Interoperability
Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed several new products today, iPhone 6, an app called Health and the Apple Watch, with health and fitness capabilities. And, said Kevin Lynch, who introduced it, "Over time, Apple Watch gets to know you like a personal trainer... More
SEATTLE | Mike Miliard | September 9, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
Seattle Children's has received a $5.56 million grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to pilot a program deploying innovative care management strategies for disabled patients. More
Erin McCann | September 9, 2014 | 10:54 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services is the latest entity to face criticism over its handling of electronic health record incentive payments, after it was found to have overpaid hospitals $3.1 million in federal cash. More
Bernie Monegain | September 8, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
PwC US announced on Friday it would put in a bid for the Department of Defense EHR contract, proposing an open source system. The PwC team would go head-to-head with IBM and Epic, which are also bidding on the project. Epic is among the most widely adopted... More
ROCHESTER, MN | Mike Miliard | September 8, 2014 | 10:59 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
In their latest collaboration, Mayo Clinic will enlist IBM's Watson cognitive computing technology to help match patients more quickly with appropriate clinical trials. More