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CAQH 9 billion electronic
By Jack McCarthy 07:38 am January 16, 2017
The research determined that prior authorization offers providers the greatest time savings potential. Conducting it electronically reduces the time per transaction from 20 to 6 minutes and the cost from $7.50 to $1.89.
ONC FHIR app challenges
By Jack McCarthy 07:35 am January 16, 2017
National coordinator Vindell Washington said the apps are indicative of the progress and innovation that is possible on top of a digital health architecture. 

John Brumsted, MD

By Bernie Monegain 12:08 pm January 13, 2017
The University of Vermont Medical Center filed a certificate of need, or CON application, with the state of Vermont Jan. 3, seeking approval to create a unified electronic health record system across four hospitals in the University of Vermont Health Network.
IEEE PCHA blockchain HIMSS17
By Jack McCarthy 09:51 am January 13, 2017
The Personal Connected Health Alliance and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers will co-host a daylong event to focus on using Blockchain for interoperability and security purposes. 
IT underpinning enterprise strategy

Chartis Group director Bob Schwyn said that healthcare organizations have traditionally kept IT apart from the overall business strategy. 

By Beth Jones Sanborn 07:36 am January 13, 2017
IT must be built into business strategy and development planning to fully realize its potential to enhance the broader organization, experts say.
HIMSS17 Social Media Ambassador
By Tom Sullivan 07:25 am January 13, 2017
The doctorpreneur also shared what is top of mind among her social media followers, and who her health IT hero is. 
Big data genomics fitness
By Patty Mechael 07:03 am January 13, 2017
Big data in healthcare has been seized on by major vendors and large health systems, particularly with incentives related to population health. In what ways does this movement support patients? Big data and analytics serve patients and people more broadly in several ways.

Monroe Pattillo’s leadership in several IHE Patient Care Device Domain areas have contributed significantly to improving interoperability.

By Bernie Monegain 02:48 pm January 12, 2017
The technical specifications developed under Patillo’s leadership are expected to make a significant impact on patient care and organizational performance.

Francis Collins

By Jessica Davis 12:04 pm January 12, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump appointed former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani as an informal cybersecurity advisor, the presidential transition office announced Jan. 12. He also recently met with two contenders to head the National Institutes of Health.
CPSI Caravan rural ACO
By Mike Miliard 11:15 am January 12, 2017
The partnership aims to support as many as 20 new rural ACOs nationwide.

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