Imaging, once under the tight control of radiology, has evolved into a core responsibility for an organization’s IT staff.

By Bill Siwicki 11:01 am August 22, 2016
Enterprise imaging strategies are key priorities for healthcare leaders, but interoperability roadblocks remain a challenge, finds a new survey from lifeIMAGE and CHIME.
Epic EHR design usability

Janet Campbell, a Vice President at Epic, said health IT is harder than other industries because there are so many things that can go wrong. 

By Bernie Monegain 07:28 am August 22, 2016
Healthcare IT News travelled to Epic’s campus to learn how the company thinks about design and usability. Takeaway: Health IT is hard. One vice president even said that if she wanted an easier job she could just go to Facebook. 

OCR Director Jocelyn Samuels

By Mike Miliard 09:05 pm August 21, 2016
HHS initiative to re-focus on incidents affecting fewer than 500 patients.

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By Henry Powderly 04:03 pm August 19, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that the grace period will end as planned and come Oct. it will end the flexibilities it granted hospitals and coders thus far.
By Jessica Davis 03:23 pm August 19, 2016
The notorious virus is running rampant through global phishing campaigns to a wide range of industries, but U.S. healthcare is ground zero.
By Jessica Davis 11:09 am August 19, 2016
Florida Department of Health officials say they believe active transmissions are still only happening within the initial one-square mile in Miami-Dade, identified on July 29.
By Mike Miliard 10:53 am August 19, 2016
Stanford clinicians shine a light on how today's products are missing out on big opportunities.
HHS community health

The Physicians Pavillion building at Oregon Health and Science University, one of the recipients of HHS funding. 

By Bernie Monegain 09:15 am August 19, 2016
The funding, which comes from Affordable Care Act, will go toward quality improvement efforts that engage patients and improve care coordination.
engage patients EHR exchange

Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum communications manager Jamie Martin credited a marketing campaign with driving patient awareness about what they can do with EHRs, health data and patient portals.

By Bill Siwicki 07:58 am August 19, 2016
A pair of population health programs are already reducing non-emergent visits to emergency departments in Louisiana. At the heart of that success are patients tapping technologies and data to manage their health.
Telehealth Texas Arkansas
By Jeff Lagasse 02:47 pm August 18, 2016
Officials in Arkansas are in talks to change the rule prohibiting direct-to-consumer telehealth consults. In Texas, meanwhile, the e-Health Alliance is driving legislation to mandate that licensing boards coordinate appropriate rules. 

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