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BOSTON | Erin McCann | October 16, 2014 | 11:08 AM | Business Intelligence, Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has teamed up with the Bay State's largest hospital in a new partnership aimed at addressing three major obstacles in clinical medicine, tapping data analytics and digital health tools. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | October 16, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
In a bid to drive better quality, wider access and improved care coordination through health information technology, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched a new investment initiative for accountable care organizations taking part in... More
Eric Wicklund | October 16, 2014 | 10:25 AM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Integral to effective care coordination with Medicaid beneficiaries involves the ability to communicate with sick and chronically ill patients. But it turns out the majority of Medicaid patients can't even be found by states and health plans. One new... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | October 16, 2014 | 09:45 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The overarching message delivered to joint HIT Policy and Standards Committees by the JASON task force on Oct. 15: The government should "act with urgency" to encourage and motivate the healthcare industry, using whatever mechanisms available, to... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | October 15, 2014 | 03:14 PM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
ONC's work to drive interoperability is under perhaps more intense scrutiny than ever. Yet, a sense emerged on Wednesday morning during a meeting of the joint HIT Policy and Standards Committees that, while much work remains, the notion that there is no... More
Erin McCann | October 15, 2014 | 10:59 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Cash flow into the healthcare IT sector may just have reached its limit. Coming down from a torrid second quarter, Q3 venture capital funding for the sector dropped nearly 50 percent, according to the findings of a new report. More
MINNEAPOLIS | Mike Miliard | October 15, 2014 | 10:52 AM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Interoperability
ABILITY Network, which develops workflow technology for hospitals, home health agencies and other care settings, will acquire MD On-Line, maker of electronic data interchange and revenue cycle tools for payers and providers, for an undisclosed sum. More
Government Health IT Staff | October 15, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
While it's clear how Apple's HealthKit and the newest smartphones will play in the healthcare realm, Apple Pay, which the company is rumored to be preparing for a debut when it announces new iPads this week, could actually have an impact there as... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | October 15, 2014 | 10:05 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
A coalition of healthcare associations today called on HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to revamp the meaningful use program. "Without changes to the MU program and a new emphasis for interoperable EHRs/EMRs systems and HIT infrastructure, we believe that... More
PORTLAND, ME | Mike Miliard | October 15, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Workforce Management
Maine's largest city this past week announced plans to put grant money to work developing a business hub centered around health informatics, with hopes of bringing "high-paying jobs to the city and region." More
Mike Miliard | October 14, 2014 | 02:07 PM | Electronic Health Records
Here's the good news: Seventy-seven percent of free-standing physician practices have an ambulatory electronic medical record system installed, and a robust 90 percent of hospital-owned providers are up and running with EMRs. But there's not-so-good... More
Erin McCann | October 14, 2014 | 11:03 AM | Privacy and Security
An academic medical center in California is notifying patients of a HIPAA breach after officials discovered that a physician's email account had been hacked by an outside source. More