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Eric Wicklund | August 19, 2015 | 11:08 AM | Telehealth, Clinical, Patient Engagement
One hospital's telehealth program, focusing on patient engagement pre- and post-surgery, has resulted in some impressive outcome improvements. More
RESTON, VA | Mike Miliard | August 19, 2015 | 11:04 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
Just three weeks after landing the Department of Defense's massive, multi-billion-dollar EHR modernization project with its partner Cerner, Leidos has notched another military health win. More
Erin McCann | August 19, 2015 | 10:54 AM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Mergers & Acquisitions
Despite digital health's record breaking VC growth last year -- and more recent reports showing it hasn't slowed down in 2015 either -- the percentage of these startups that actually make it might surprise you. More
Skip Snow | August 19, 2015 | 07:14 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Accountable Care
Thomas McGill, MD, vice president of quality and safety and chief information officer at Butler Health System, describes it as "Community Hospital USA." He spoke to us about the role of a physician CIO as healthcare shifts to value-based care. More
Erin McCann | August 18, 2015 | 10:56 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security, Compliance & Legal
A state health agency is mailing out HIPAA breach notification letters after a technical glitch sent out letters containing protected health information to the wrong recipients. More
Mike Miliard | August 18, 2015 | 10:24 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
As they grapple with meaningful use and grumble about usability, nearly 20 percent of community hospitals polled for a recent report are "actively looking to replace" their electronic health record vendors. More
John Andrews | August 18, 2015 | 08:10 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Privacy & Security
Stage 3 of meaningful use is shaping up to be the most challenging and detailed level yet for healthcare providers. Among the elements that warrant attention are quality reporting, clinical decision support and security risk analysis. More
BOSTON | Mike Miliard | August 17, 2015 | 11:17 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Accountable Care
Five years after being chosen as one of three pilot locations for the OpenNotes project, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is seeing encouraging returns from allowing patients access to their clinical notes. More
Erin McCann | August 17, 2015 | 11:01 AM | Privacy & Security, Compliance & Legal
An appellate court has cleared Advocate Medical Group of wrongdoing in a class action lawsuit alleging the organization failed to protect patient data following a massive HIPAA data breach. More
NEW YORK | Mike Miliard | August 17, 2015 | 10:27 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security, Mergers & Acquisitions
CA Technologies, the systems software developer, announced Monday that it has completed its acquisition of Xceedium, a maker of privileged identity management tools. More
Diana Manos | August 17, 2015 | 09:34 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Even as stakeholders await the imminent release of the final updates to Stage 3 meaningful use, there's still widespread interest in delaying it altogether. Fueling that fire is the recent passage of legislation to overhaul the physician payment system. More
Tom Sullivan | August 17, 2015 | 07:57 AM | Workforce, Policy and Legislation
An idea proposed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would move its chief information security officer up to the same level as its chief information officer, ideally to the entire agency's benefit. The tactic might also make sense in the... More