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Eric Wicklund | September 8, 2014 | 10:30 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
Deloitte's Harry Greenspun, MD, sees exciting new advances on the horizon for mobile health technology, but also has some concerns. On the plus side, he thinks the "era of inflated claims" is about to come to an end for this hype-driven... More
Anthony Brino | September 8, 2014 | 10:26 AM | Privacy and Security, Cloud Computing
The fear of breaches, subsequent fines and reputation loss are among the reasons why some healthcare technology leaders have been hesitant to embrace cloud-based technology writ large. They need not fear, but should be informed. More
Government Health IT Staff | September 8, 2014 | 10:07 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
Apple is expected to launch HealthKit on Tuesday along with a new iPhone and a much anticipated wearable device, called iWatch. But while the company is working hard to show that privacy rules for its new health platform offer adequate protections, recent... More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | September 5, 2014 | 10:43 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation, the government's insurance enrollment website, was breached in July by a hacker or hackers, according to CMS officials at a briefing on Thursday. The officials said that while the intruders uploaded malware, they took no personal... More
DENVER | Tracy Hume | September 5, 2014 | 09:11 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure
After looking at all the possible options, Denver-based National Jewish Health decided to go in-house to develop its patient portal, and that's without a major push. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | September 5, 2014 | 06:20 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, Interoperability
After it was reported that U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park was leaving his post, immediate speculation was that a Googler and a Twitter attorney were in the running to succeed him. Turns out: President Obama hired both. More
WINSTON-SAlEM, NC | Bernie Monegain | September 4, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, N.C., has posted losses for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, ending June 30. It's the second year in a row Wake Forest reported millions in losses, apparently unable to bounce back from the hit it took over... More
Mike Miliard | September 4, 2014 | 10:57 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
In part two of his Healthcare IT News Q&A, Micky Tripathi lays out the ways interoperability can finally be brought to fruition in the U.S. over the coming decade. Hint: the federal government and the private sector each have big jobs to do. More
Tom Sullivan | September 4, 2014 | 09:51 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has been reshaping itself for the future and is working on its strategic plan alongside a 10-year roadmap for interoperability -- and that is against the backdrop of health IT reports put out by other... More
John Andrews | September 4, 2014 | 09:20 AM | ICD-10
Even before the Department of Health and Human Services posted the final rule declaring Oct. 1, 2015 as the compliance deadline, industry analysts were convinced that it would be a hard-fast date. More
Neil Versel | September 3, 2014 | 03:07 PM | Quality and Safety
Neil Versel's father Mark Versel passed away May 11, 2012, from an insidious disease called multiple system atrophy, or MSA. In tribute to his father's memory, Versel discusses MSA and the patient safety nightmare that darkened his father's... More
Mike Miliard | September 3, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
Micky Tripathi talks about the JASON Task Force, the market pressures pushing for data sharing and the way forward for health information exchange. More