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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
SALT LAKE CITY | Neil Versel | October 2, 2014 | 10:23 AM | Data Warehousing, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
With the recent news that four more participants in CMS's Pioneer ACO program are dropping out, the future of this important piece of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is in doubt, now that just half of the original 32 sites remain. More
SEATTLE | Mike Miliard | October 1, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, Interoperability
Wes Wright, chief information officer at Seattle Children's Hospital, says a new analytics tool that unobtrusively monitors the performance of his HL7 transactions "gives me peace of mind." More
Erin McCann | October 1, 2014 | 10:48 AM | Privacy and Security
If you think you'll be able to dodge a data breach without putting in some serious work, think again. This year, healthcare organizations have reported more breaches than ever -- a 10 percent jump, on average. So what are they doing to improve these... More
SAN DIEGO | Bernie Monegain | October 1, 2014 | 10:45 AM | Meaningful Use, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
When Russell Branzell, chief executive officer of CHIME, told an audience at the AHIMA convention that he was "mad as hell," the crowd of hundreds of healthcare information managers roared with laughter and applause. More
Mike Miliard | September 30, 2014 | 12:27 PM
It seems like we're finally just getting used to the idea of 3D printing -- that something that seemed so fantastical, so recently, is now a reality -- and getting more well established by the day, with its uses and beneficial ramifications for... More
John Andrews | September 30, 2014 | 12:25 PM
Physicians are becoming a more empowered link in the healthcare chain, due in large part to their adoption and deployment of information technology, IT specialists serving the sector say. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 12:24 PM
The Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use August 29 that offers hospitals and physicians flexibility for 2014. CHIME and professional organizations had asked for even more flexibility. More
WASHINGTON | Government Health IT Staff | September 30, 2014 | 12:22 PM
It has historically been difficult for public health officials -- especially at cash-strapped state and local departments -- to gauge whether their outreach and initiatives really work. More