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Neil Versel | August 22, 2014 | 10:19 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Stage 2 of meaningful use requires at least 5 percent of a given provider's patients to be engaged in their own care either through an online portal or an electronic personal health record. The threshold seems low, but it is the first time that achieving... More
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA | Mike Miliard | August 22, 2014 | 10:13 AM | Quality and Safety, RTLS
The healthcare industry will be among the first to reap the benefits of emerging four-dimensional printing technology, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. More
Erin McCann | August 21, 2014 | 10:52 AM | Mobile/Wireless
With nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes -- and racking up $245 billion in costs each year -- many stakeholders have been looking for innovative ways to help those individuals better keep tabs on their condition. With its new mobile health... More
Kaiser Health News | August 21, 2014 | 09:34 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security
A decade ago almost all doctors kept paper charts on every patient. That is changing quickly as laptops become as common as stethoscopes in exam rooms. Here are some frequently asked questions about this evolution underway in American medicine and the... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | August 20, 2014 | 11:06 AM | Data Warehousing, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation
Comments from the Premier healthcare alliance this week are just the latest in a flood of opinions and wish lists inundating Capitol Hill, after two senators asked for input on interoperability and data sharing. More
Eric Wicklund | August 20, 2014 | 10:44 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
Boston's Joslin Diabetes Center is using an mHealth platform to help diabetics and their caregivers control a potentially fatal side-effect of the disease. More
WASHINGTON | Government Health IT Staff | August 20, 2014 | 10:10 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure
Electronic health records are now a fact of life in federally-funded community health centers, with nearly all of the centers using EHRs in some or all their sites in 2013, according to the latest data from the Health Resources and Services Administration. More
Tracy Hume | August 20, 2014 | 08:53 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Workforce Management
Too many eligible providers are waiting for their EHR vendors to take their hands and tell them how to navigate the next stage of meaningful use. More
WOODSVILLE, NH | Mike Miliard | August 19, 2014 | 11:23 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
When you picture the first handful of providers able to successfully attest to the rigors of Stage 2 meaningful use, a place like tiny Cottage Hospital might not be the first that leaps to mind. More
Erin McCann | August 19, 2014 | 10:51 AM | Privacy and Security
When it comes to data breaches, hacking and loss or theft of unencrypted devices are far from healthcare security professionals' only concerns. Employee snooping and insider misuse also prove to be among the biggest privacy threats in the healthcare... More
SAN FRANCISCO | Bernie Monegain | August 19, 2014 | 10:48 AM | Data Warehousing, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
Dignity Health, one of the largest health systems in the country, will build a cloud-based data analytics platform. The health system tapped Cary, N.C.-based SAS to lead the big data and predictive analytics project. More
Rodney J. Moore | August 19, 2014 | 10:09 AM | Network Infrastructure
Software is making supply chain automation a long hoped-for reality, and the biggest reason your hospital is likely to get on board is money. More