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ARLINGTON, VA | Bernie Monegain | May 19, 2015 | 10:05 AM | Pharmacy, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Surescripts processed some 6.5 billion electronic health data transactions across its network in 2014 -- more over the course of the year than either American Express (6 billion) or PayPal (4.2 billion), officials say. More
Mike Miliard | May 18, 2015 | 11:13 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy & Security, Quality and Safety
The Office of the National Coordinator has shared the reams of public feedback it's received in response to the first draft of its Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. Opinion ranges from enthusiastic support to flat opposition. More
Tom Sullivan | May 18, 2015 | 10:44 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
Around the turn of this century, a saying popped up in certain IT circles: We're all going to agree on specification and compete on implementation. When health IT vendors start adopting and implementing HL7's FHIR spec, things could start to get... More
Richard Pizzi | May 17, 2015 | 09:53 PM | Workforce
The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada (also known as "SickKids") has appointed Sarah Muttitt, MD, to the position of chief information officer, effective July 2015. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | May 15, 2015 | 04:04 PM | ICD-10 & Coding, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
The Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2015, the bill filed earlier this month by Republican Texas Rep. Ted Poe that would prohibit HHS from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10, has garnered the support of the American Medical Association. More
Mike Miliard | May 15, 2015 | 10:24 AM | Quality and Safety, Workforce, Clinical
Just 60 percent of hospitals reporting to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey complied with all 21 the National Quality Forum endorsed safe practices on nursing workforce, according to a report published this week. More
CINCINNATI, OH | Richard Pizzi | May 15, 2015 | 10:20 AM | Workforce
TriHealth, a four-hospital health system based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has named John Ward its new chief information officer. More
Patty Enrado | May 15, 2015 | 09:40 AM | Mobile, Privacy & Security, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Clinical workflow efficiencies, greater security for mobile users and quantitative ROI were running themes this week at Citrix Synergy 2015, which concluded in Orlando on Thursday. More
ROCHESTER, MN | Bernie Monegain | May 14, 2015 | 04:54 PM | Quality and Safety, Analytics, Clinical
Mayo Clinic will collaborate with Baylor College of Medicine to launch a study of 10,000 Mayo biobank members for potential risk of drug reactions or lack of drug effect based on each individual's genome. More
Erin McCann | May 14, 2015 | 04:02 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
To date, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has paid out more than $30 billion in EHR incentive cash to hospitals and providers that meet meaningful use requirements. Check out our breakdown of these payments by hospital and provider type, as... More
Tom Sullivan | May 14, 2015 | 01:27 PM | Claims Processing, ICD-10 & Coding, Policy and Legislation
One thing about ICD-10 is becoming crystal clear: The compliance deadline is not going to arrive without Congressional resistance. A new GOP-sponsored House bill calls for an 18-month transition period to ensure the conversion goes smoothly. More
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA | Mike Miliard | May 14, 2015 | 11:03 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability, Accountable Care
The market for technology aimed at closing gaps in patient care is set for big growth in the next five years, as vendors aim to "smooth the pain points associated with transitioning from fee-for-service." More