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Bernie Monegain | May 13, 2015 | 10:45 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
The 21st Century Cures bill put forth by the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health, is set for markup Thursday, a process in which subcommittee members offer amendments. More
ALPHARETTA, GA | Mike Miliard | May 13, 2015 | 10:26 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, ICD-10 & Coding
In a merger of two major health information management companies, HealthPort, which specializes in information access management and compliance, will join forces with IOD, which offers services for release of information, coding and more. More
Patty Enrado | May 13, 2015 | 09:19 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security, Workflow
Prior to the deployment of its virtual desktop infrastructure, clinicians at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles had been logging into desktops using shared user IDs -- a risky shortcut to bypass having to type multiple passwords. More
Henry Powderly | May 12, 2015 | 11:04 AM | Workforce
April proved to be a good month for healthcare jobs, after the industry added more than double the positions seen in March, signifying the largest gain in months. More
BOSTON, MA | Bernie Monegain | May 12, 2015 | 11:00 AM | Network Infrastructure, Compliance & Legal
Massachusetts state officials knew its $1 billion insurance website -- set up under the Affordable Care Act and part of the nationwide push to offer health insurance to the uninsured -- was in trouble. Worse, they said nothing. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | May 12, 2015 | 10:17 AM | Mobile, Telehealth, Accountable Care
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced Thursday the six winners of its inaugural Market R&D Pilot Challenge. ONC awarded a total of $300,000 in funding for the projects. More
Mike Miliard | May 12, 2015 | 10:12 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Accountable Care
Signs are everywhere that healthcare is finally starting to see the transformative potential of analytics, just as many other industries have for years. Nonetheless, "there are a lot of challenges. And part of that is just: 'Who's going to do... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | May 11, 2015 | 03:29 PM | Claims Processing, ICD-10 & Coding
Now that the actual proposed legislation for the new Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2015 is available, here's what we know about Republican Texas Rep. Ted Poe's latest attempt to scuttle ICD-10. More
KANSAS CITY, MO | Mike Miliard | May 11, 2015 | 11:10 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mergers & Acquisitions
Cerner Corporation announced financial results for the first quarter of 2015 this past week, with revenue "lower than expected" in the wake of its Siemens Health Services acquisition but bookings at "an all-time high." More
Erin McCann | May 11, 2015 | 11:03 AM | Privacy & Security, Workforce, Compliance & Legal
When it comes to healthcare data security breaches, law firms can offer firsthand insight into what they see from their clients. A new report sheds light on the No. 1 cause of security incidents for which companies sought legal guidance. More
Sherree Geyer | May 11, 2015 | 10:10 AM | ICD-10 & Coding, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Recent repeal of the sustainable growth rate formula, which benchmarked reimbursement to the U.S. gross domestic product, could complicate things for IT systems already overburdened with federal reporting regulations. More
Bernie Monegain | May 8, 2015 | 11:08 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
President Obama's nomination of ONC Chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, to the post of Assistant HHS Secretary, did not surprise many in health IT circles. After all, she was already Acting Assistant Secretary. As some stakeholders say, if she is confirmed, they... More