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CROSSVILLE, TN | Bernie Monegain | July 7, 2014 | 07:00 AM | Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
Darrel Whitmill, RN, manager of physician informatics and meaningful use at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tenn., wanted to beat the rush to Stage 2 meaningful use attestation, and he did. More
Bernie Monegain | July 5, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
As director of health information technology policy and programs for the National Partnership for Women and Families, Mark Savage keeps a close watch on healthcare information technology, along with all other aspects of patient care. More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | July 5, 2014 | 09:10 AM | Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has created a public community to support its EN-Abled Veteran Program, which helps military veterans transition to successful healthcare IT careers. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 4, 2014 | 08:29 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a three-year, $162 million contract for upgrades to its VistA electronic health record. The announcement comes just as government officials assert in a news release Thursday that the multi-billion dollar... More
WALTHAM, MA | Mike Miliard | July 3, 2014 | 11:04 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing
Much has been made of the exploding volume of patient data, and the challenges and opportunities that poses for healthcare. But a new analysis finds that it's actually the variety of those data types that's truly giving researchers headaches. More
Erin McCann | July 3, 2014 | 10:34 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure
The 33-hospital Mercy health system in St. Louis has inked its first deal to market its customized Epic electronic health record system. The Gastonia, N.C.-based CaroMont Health signed the contract with Mercy in efforts to consolidate its myriad platforms,... More
Bernie Monegain | July 2, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation
While a key provision of the 2009 HITECH Act was to spur health data exchange within and outside hospitals, only 30 percent of U.S. hospitals are part of a health information exchange today. More
Erin McCann | July 2, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
The Office for Civil Rights, the HHS division responsible for enforcing HIPAA, is slated to get a new director after the official departure of Leon Rodriguez. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | July 2, 2014 | 10:03 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The Dorenfest Institute for Health Information has opened up new HIMSS Analytics data, offering insights into the IT usage patterns of thousands of U.S. hospitals and ambulatory clinics. More
Mike Miliard | July 1, 2014 | 11:10 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
CommonWell Health Alliance, the IT trade association working to drive data liquidity among its members, has signed on two new vendors -- branching into post-acute care and making a pivot toward Apple users. More
ST. PAUL, MINN | Erin McCann | July 1, 2014 | 10:42 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Workforce Management
Joanne Sunquist knows Epic. As the chief information officer at the four-hospital HealthEast Care System in Minnesota, she's successfully spearheaded the new $135 million Epic electronic medical record implementation within an aggressive 14-month... More
ANN ARBOR, MI | Bernie Monegain | July 1, 2014 | 10:10 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which represents more than 1,400 CIOs and IT leaders, is calling on CMS and ONC to make some changes -- and add some flexibility -- to Stage 2 meaningful use. More