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Bernie Monegain | July 17, 2014 | 08:51 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
Jonathan Bush, former ambulance driver, founder of birthing centers in San Diego and co-founder and CEO of athenahealth, a public company valued at nearly $5 billion, can add author to his list of achievements. More
AUSTIN, TX | Mike Miliard | July 16, 2014 | 11:02 AM | Business Intelligence, Mobile/Wireless, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Venture capital funding for health information technology surpassed $1 billion for the first time in Q2 2014 -- far surpassed, in fact, with $1.8 billion raised in 161 deals, more than doubling the $861 million raised in the previous quarter. More
Erin McCann | July 16, 2014 | 10:58 AM | Data Warehousing, Privacy and Security
Sure, HIPAA adds a layer of privacy protection for certain health data -- if organizations actually comply with it -- but there remains myriad avenues of mining health data and selling to the highest bidder that do not fall under the purview of HIPAA's... More
WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | July 16, 2014 | 10:31 AM | Data Warehousing, Policy and Legislation, Cloud Computing
There has been no increase in new patient visits since the Affordable Care Act took effect. This, according to ACAView, a report from cloud-based EHR company athenahealth and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report, released today, is the first of... More
Tom Sullivan | July 16, 2014 | 09:34 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth, Cloud Computing
As IBM and Apple team up for a new "mobile first" platform, we could be seeing what happens when the power of Watson analytics is put into a smartphone to be queried like Siri at the point of care. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | July 15, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Electronic Health Records, ePrescribing, Policy and Legislation
The prevalence of prescribing via electronic health record has skyrocketed over the past decade. Almost unheard of in 2006, nowadays more than 70 percent of physicians e-prescribe, according to new data from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health... More
Bernie Monegain | July 15, 2014 | 10:45 AM | Quality and Safety
For the first time, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., claimed the No. 1 spot on U.S. News & World Report's annual list of top hospitals, edging out Massachusetts General. Johns Hopkins Hospital, which in 2012 lost a 21-year first-place ranking, came... More
Erin McCann | July 15, 2014 | 10:40 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure
BlackBerry continues to expand further its scope in the healthcare arena after one of its subsidiaries unveiled a new clinical operating system for medical devices. More
NEW YORK | Evan Schuman | July 15, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
Few healthcare IT policies these days are as delicate, sensitive and potentially emotionally explosive as efforts to restrict or regulate employee social media activity. And yet hospital hierarchies are routinely stepping on these political minefields as... More
Government Health IT Staff | July 14, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT continues to reshape itself as it adjusts to funding limits. To that end, National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, has outlined a new working group structure for ONC's Health IT Policy Committee. More
Bernie Monegain | July 14, 2014 | 10:05 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
As David Blumenthal, MD, sees it, Stage 2 is where the rubber meets the road for the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program -- the government's grand scheme to drag the American healthcare system, kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century. But, is it... More
NORTHFIELD, IL | Mike Miliard | July 11, 2014 | 10:47 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Workforce Management
The College of American Pathologists, along with the Association of Pathology Chairs and the Association for Pathology Informatics, has launched a new graduate medical education curriculum for clinical informatics. More