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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
Evan Schuman | July 1, 2014 | 10:09 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security
When an organization experiences a major data breach and puts out a news release, the point is to comfort people that the news isn't as bad as it sounds. But at the same time, it's critical to be precise with language -- lest that organization be... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | June 30, 2014 | 10:45 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Both the American Medical Association and the Medical Group Management Association want extra time for eligible professionals to submit for a meaningful use hardship exemption. More
SALT LAKE CITY | Kaiser Health News | June 30, 2014 | 09:53 AM | Data Warehousing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
When a car rolls off an assembly line, the automaker knows exactly what parts, labor and facilities cost. Not so in healthcare, and now some health executives are trying to change that. More
Diana Manos | June 30, 2014 | 09:28 AM | Data Warehousing, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
Call it big data bloodlust: The more health information being generated by a growing contingency of apps, devices, electronic health records, mHealth sensors and wearables, the broader and stronger the desire for that data becomes. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | June 27, 2014 | 10:56 AM | Meaningful Use, Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
Lygeia Ricciardi, the first director of the Office of Consumer eHealth at ONC, will step down on July 25, National Coordinator KarenDeSalvo, MD, announced in an email to ONC staff. More
BELLEVUE, WA | Mike Miliard | June 27, 2014 | 10:49 AM | Claims Processing, ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Even if the ICD-10 compliance date is farther away than it once was, it will arrive eventually. (For real, this time. We think.) And while you'd be forgiven for taking a foot off the proverbial gas, this is time that should be spent pushing ahead with... More