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PHOENIX | Mike Miliard | July 18, 2014 | 10:35 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), RIS and PACS, Cloud Computing
Investors such as Mayo Clinic, Rush University Medical Center and more are backing DICOM Grid, which develops a cloud-based platform for medical image management. More
BOSTON | Bernie Monegain | July 18, 2014 | 08:40 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy and Security
Massachusetts healthcare providers are adopting health information technology and health data exchange and drawing consumer support for going digital, according to a new study from Massachusetts eHealth Institute. More
WASHINGTON | Erin McCann | July 18, 2014 | 05:58 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
It's a chilling reality -- one often overlooked in annual mortality statistics: Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. -- third only to heart disease and cancer -- claiming the lives of some 400,000 people each year. At a... More
DANVILLE, PA | Mike Miliard | July 17, 2014 | 11:13 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Geisinger Health System announced a new initiative this week that will offer patients access to advanced cancer treatment protocols and clinical trials. By partnering with Hamburg, Germany-based Indivumed, the health system has set its sights on the "... More
Anthony Vecchione | July 17, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Electronic Health Records, ePrescribing, Quality and Safety
When it comes to preventing adverse drug events, some suggest that traditional evidence-based prescribing must be enhanced with "person-based" approach rooted in specific data. One Web-based technology may help do that. More
Bernie Monegain | July 17, 2014 | 08:51 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
Jonathan Bush, former ambulance driver, founder of birthing centers in San Diego and co-founder and CEO of athenahealth, a public company valued at nearly $5 billion, can add author to his list of achievements. More
AUSTIN, TX | Mike Miliard | July 16, 2014 | 11:02 AM | Business Intelligence, Mobile/Wireless, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Venture capital funding for health information technology surpassed $1 billion for the first time in Q2 2014 -- far surpassed, in fact, with $1.8 billion raised in 161 deals, more than doubling the $861 million raised in the previous quarter. More
Erin McCann | July 16, 2014 | 10:58 AM | Data Warehousing, Privacy and Security
Sure, HIPAA adds a layer of privacy protection for certain health data -- if organizations actually comply with it -- but there remains myriad avenues of mining health data and selling to the highest bidder that do not fall under the purview of HIPAA's... More
WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | July 16, 2014 | 10:31 AM | Data Warehousing, Policy and Legislation, Cloud Computing
There has been no increase in new patient visits since the Affordable Care Act took effect. This, according to ACAView, a report from cloud-based EHR company athenahealth and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report, released today, is the first of... More
Tom Sullivan | July 16, 2014 | 09:34 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth, Cloud Computing
As IBM and Apple team up for a new "mobile first" platform, we could be seeing what happens when the power of Watson analytics is put into a smartphone to be queried like Siri at the point of care. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | July 15, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Electronic Health Records, ePrescribing, Policy and Legislation
The prevalence of prescribing via electronic health record has skyrocketed over the past decade. Almost unheard of in 2006, nowadays more than 70 percent of physicians e-prescribe, according to new data from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health... More
Bernie Monegain | July 15, 2014 | 10:45 AM | Quality and Safety
For the first time, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., claimed the No. 1 spot on U.S. News & World Report's annual list of top hospitals, edging out Massachusetts General. Johns Hopkins Hospital, which in 2012 lost a 21-year first-place ranking, came... More