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Erin McCann | June 23, 2015 | 10:57 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
For those healthcare providers still resistant to technology, listen up: You're going to be left behind. From the "platform revolution" to the "Internet of me," a new Accenture report sees IT fundamentally reshaping the industry in... More
Mike Miliard | June 23, 2015 | 10:40 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy & Security, Interoperability
The 2015 HIMSS HIE and Direct Messaging Survey released this week polled accountable care organizations, health information exchanges, hospitals and others about how they use Direct messaging. Their answers may surprise you. More
Mike Miliard | June 23, 2015 | 09:49 AM | Quality and Safety, Workforce, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
For the past five years, one analytics company has been compiling an annual list of the top 100 critical access hospitals in America. Just 16 facilities have made it onto the list every year of the survey. See who they are here. More
Erin McCann | June 22, 2015 | 10:53 AM | Telehealth, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
A controversial ban on administering abortion drugs via a telemedicine platform in Iowa has been overturned by the state's Supreme Court. More
NEW YORK | Erin McCann | June 22, 2015 | 10:37 AM | Privacy & Security, Quality and Safety, Compliance & Legal
A former employee at a major New York health system has been indicted, along with seven others, for stealing personal data of 12,000 patients, enabling more than $50,000 in fraud. More
Mike Miliard | June 22, 2015 | 10:28 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association this past week, two health IT researchers put forth five use cases that help define what an "open" electronic health record should really look like. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | June 19, 2015 | 04:40 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is currently funded to the tune of about $440 million for fiscal year 2015. If the House Appropriations Committee has its way, that funding will vanish in FY16. More
NEW YORK | Tom Sullivan | June 19, 2015 | 10:50 AM | Analytics, Population Health
Rishi Sikka, MD, has a favorite superhero you may not have heard of -- one who can surf the time stream and predict the future. Superheroes, in fact, have some lessons to teach us about population health analytics. More
BUFFALO, NY | Bernie Monegain | June 18, 2015 | 03:01 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
New research under way at University at Buffalo School of Nursing could lead to automating hospital discharge communication and reducing readmissions, enabling critical data to get to community healthcare providers in hours, rather than weeks. More
TYLER, TX | Bernie Monegain | June 18, 2015 | 01:59 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The former chief financial officer of a now-closed Texas hospital, Joe White, has been sentenced to federal prison after admitting to meaningful use fraud, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced June 17. More
Mike Miliard | June 18, 2015 | 11:02 AM | Privacy & Security, Policy and Legislation
Longtime health privacy expert Deven McGraw will join the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights as the Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy. More
Bernie Monegain | June 18, 2015 | 10:07 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation
The global e-prescribing market, valued at $250 million in 2013, is expected to grow at a 23.5 percent compound annual rate, reaching an estimated value of $888 million by 2019, according to a recent report. More