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MENLO PARK, CA | Mike Miliard | October 6, 2014 | 11:07 AM | Data Warehousing, Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
Add Facebook to the list of Silicon Valley technology companies looking for ways to make personal health data a new part of their growth strategy. Like Apple and Google, the social network is said to be developing wellness apps, as well as health discussion... More
DALLAS | Erin McCann | October 6, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Questions continue to be raised about why travel information was not communicated in treating the nation's first Ebola patient. And, more importantly, how to prevent it from happening again. More
FAIRFIELD, CT | Bernie Monegain | October 6, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Electronic Health Records, Workforce Management, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt announced today the appointment of John Flannery as president and CEO of GE Healthcare. Flannery succeeds John Dineen, who is leaving GE. The appointment is effective immediately. More
Eric Wicklund | October 6, 2014 | 10:18 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Policy and Legislation
A major healthcare investment firm says the insurance industry will have to abandon its 50-year-old business plan and embrace mHealth, among other changes, to survive. More
BOSTON | Mike Miliard | October 3, 2014 | 04:28 PM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
When he speaks at Healthcare IT News' Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum next month in Boston, Robert Wachter, MD, will have some provocative things to say about quality and safety -- and the responsibility physicians have to embrace the promise... More
Frank Irving | October 3, 2014 | 02:51 PM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Judy Murphy, RN, director of the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is the latest in a long drumbeat of departures from the agency. Murphy will leave ONC to become chief nursing officer at IBM... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | October 3, 2014 | 11:10 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
It's imperative for the success of interoperability that Stage 3 meaningful use be less stringent, giving health IT vendors the necessary latitude to develop innovative products, according to a draft report from ONC's joint HIT Policy and Standards... More
DALLAS | Erin McCann | October 3, 2014 | 11:02 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Was the Ebola patient's history tracked and delivered to physicians? More
WALNUT CREEK, CA | Bernie Monegain | October 3, 2014 | 10:17 AM | Business Intelligence, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Hill Physicians Medical Group, Dignity Health Medical Foundation and Dignity Health hospitals have launched an accountable care initiative, introducing the Aetna Whole Health product, designed for businesses with employees who live in California's... More
Bernie Monegain | October 2, 2014 | 11:09 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The National Institutes of Health will award $46 million in grants to support the government's cognitive research initiative known as BRAIN, or Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | October 2, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
As Shellshock, the latest serious cybersecurity flaw, casts its shadow over healthcare, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finalized a set of recommendations to protect medical devices from Web-based attacks. More
Erin McCann | October 2, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
HIMSS executives this week had three big messages for the Department of Health and Human Services and newcomer chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell: They want to see serious changes with meaningful use, interoperability and clinical quality measures. More