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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
Mike Miliard | April 14, 2014 | 10:40 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
With consumers entranced by fast-evolving technologies and accustomed to price competition, healthcare is set to be transformed by innovations from other sectors of the economy such as retail and telecommunications, according to a new study by PwC's... More
Dillan Yogendra | April 14, 2014 | 07:13 AM
Recently, three different models emerged for sharing big data across the pharmaceutical industry. One of these models was voted on by the European Parliament in the form of legislation that is likely to take effect by 2016. More
WASHINGTON | Diana Manos | April 11, 2014 | 11:13 AM | Meaningful Use, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo said Thursday in a keynote on Capitol Hill it's time for ONC to drive healthcare beyond the meaningful use of electronic health records toward the use of big data. More
PORTLAND, OR | Mike Miliard | April 11, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Electronic Health Records
Encouraged by the patient engagement spurred by giants such as Geisinger and the VA who've taken part, Kaiser Permanente Northwest and eight other health systems in the region have signed on to OpenNotes -- the first widespread adoption of the data... More
Erin McCann | April 11, 2014 | 10:41 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure
The state with the lowest electronic health record adoption rates in the nation has finally put a foot forward with its statewide health information exchange, after announcing the network's go-live earlier this week. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | April 11, 2014 | 08:15 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius seemed to have weathered the maelstrom surrounding the botched rollout of the government's health insurance exchanges back in October and come through the other side where more than 7 million people signed up for health... More