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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
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | October 14, 2014 | 11:03 AM | Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
National coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, revealed on Tuesday that ONC now has a new Chief Privacy Officer. "She brings a set of rich experiences at the intersection of health information, privacy, and modernizing the health care delivery system,"... More
WASHINGTON | Government Health IT Staff | October 14, 2014 | 10:44 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Once the outbreak in West Africa happened and spread to other countries in that region, was it inevitable that Ebola would reach the U.S.? And should hospitals across the nation have been preparing? More
Erin McCann | October 13, 2014 | 11:03 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth
Tech giant Google is trying out the telehealth waters, after reports last week confirmed the company was in the trial phase of a video-based platform that connects consumers searching online for health data with physicians. More
Mike Miliard | October 13, 2014 | 10:54 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Cloud Computing
Providers have begun to make targeted use of leading-edge technologies to optimize their electronic medical records, but the vast majority don't yet have the IT capacity to make full use of advancements such as big data and the cloud. More
WASHINGTON | Neil Versel | October 13, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Stage 2 of meaningful use is supposed to be about interoperability of data, with electronic records flowing securely between sites as needed to help hospitals and doctors provide better care. But the number of attestations to Stage 2 has been anemic, and... More
CHARLOTTE, NC | Bernie Monegain | October 13, 2014 | 10:18 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
Premier healthcare alliance has offered to put its data analytics to use to help the White House fight antibiotic resistant bacteria, which Premier calls an international public health issue. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | October 10, 2014 | 11:04 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The Federal Trade Commission has some news for health IT vendors whose zeal for competitive marketshare outweighs their willingness to share data: They're watching, and will step in where necessary. More