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CINCINNATI, OH | Richard Pizzi | May 15, 2015 | 10:20 AM | Workforce
TriHealth, a four-hospital health system based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has named John Ward its new chief information officer. More
Patty Enrado | May 15, 2015 | 09:40 AM | Mobile, Privacy & Security, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Clinical workflow efficiencies, greater security for mobile users and quantitative ROI were running themes this week at Citrix Synergy 2015, which concluded in Orlando on Thursday. More
ROCHESTER, MN | Bernie Monegain | May 14, 2015 | 04:54 PM | Quality and Safety, Analytics, Clinical
Mayo Clinic will collaborate with Baylor College of Medicine to launch a study of 10,000 Mayo biobank members for potential risk of drug reactions or lack of drug effect based on each individual's genome. More
Erin McCann | May 14, 2015 | 04:02 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
To date, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has paid out more than $30 billion in EHR incentive cash to hospitals and providers that meet meaningful use requirements. Check out our breakdown of these payments by hospital and provider type, as... More
Tom Sullivan | May 14, 2015 | 01:27 PM | Claims Processing, ICD-10 & Coding, Policy and Legislation
One thing about ICD-10 is becoming crystal clear: The compliance deadline is not going to arrive without Congressional resistance. A new GOP-sponsored House bill calls for an 18-month transition period to ensure the conversion goes smoothly. More
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA | Mike Miliard | May 14, 2015 | 11:03 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability, Accountable Care
The market for technology aimed at closing gaps in patient care is set for big growth in the next five years, as vendors aim to "smooth the pain points associated with transitioning from fee-for-service." More
Bernie Monegain | May 14, 2015 | 11:00 AM | Privacy & Security, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
Developing new cures for the thousands of diseases for which there is none may seem all well and good -- but some patient advocates say the 21st Century Cures initiative launched by a House of Representatives panel is throwing privacy out the window. More
Erin McCann | May 14, 2015 | 10:59 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure
Two big-name California health systems have officially signed on with the San Diego Health Connect health information exchange, a deal poised to put an additional 2.7 million patients on the network. More
ORLANDO | Patty Enrado | May 14, 2015 | 09:59 AM | Mobile, Privacy & Security, Workflow
While Jackson Health System CISO Connie Barrera's main job is ensuring security, she must also balance functionality and consumption. If a secure technology is not easy to use, she says, clinicians and staff aren't going to use it. More
Erin McCann | May 13, 2015 | 11:11 AM | Privacy & Security
If you haven't gotten serious about data cyberattacks at your organization, now's the time to do so. Because they're about to hit companies worldwide with a $2.1 trillion price tag. More
Bernie Monegain | May 13, 2015 | 10:45 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The 21st Century Cures bill put forth by the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health, is set for markup Thursday, a process in which subcommittee members offer amendments. More
ALPHARETTA, GA | Mike Miliard | May 13, 2015 | 10:26 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, ICD-10 & Coding
In a merger of two major health information management companies, HealthPort, which specializes in information access management and compliance, will join forces with IOD, which offers services for release of information, coding and more. More