Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

By Bernie Monegain 11:00 am May 12, 2016
Nashville-based Ardent Health Services, which operates hospitals in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas, plans to unite all its hospitals and physician groups on an Epic Systems EHR platform.

As the ACO movement gains momentum, providers in both acute and post-acute sectors are looking for enhanced dialogue, because "they realize they aren't separate pieces of care anymore," says LaDonna Sweeten, managing director with Chicago-based Huron Healthcare's technology consulting practice.

By John Andrews 10:07 am May 12, 2016
After years of dwelling in the shadows of healthcare, the long-term and post-acute care industry may finally be ready to join its hospital colleagues in the IT spotlight.  

"Negligence – sloppy employee mistakes and unsecured devices – was a noted problem in the first years of this research and it continues," said Ponemon Institute founder Larry Ponemon. "New cyber-threats, such as ransomware, are exacerbating the problem."

By Bill Siwicki 08:31 pm May 11, 2016
Nearly 90 percent of healthcare organizations have experienced data breaches, and for the second year in a row criminal attacks are the leading cause of breaches in healthcare, according to the Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data.

Patricia Flatley Brennan surrounded by a room-sized, computer-generated version of a kitchen in the Living Environments Laboratory virtual reality CAVE at UW–Madison's Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. (Photo: Jeff Miller)


By Bernie Monegain 04:43 pm May 11, 2016
Patricia Flatley Brennan, a professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a former practicing nurse with a Ph.D. in industrial engineering, will take the lead as director at the National Library of Medicine.
NIST privacy security data breaches HIPAA

National Institute of Standards and Technology data scientist Ronald Ross advocates a higher-level approach for addressing cybersecurity threats.

By Tom Sullivan 03:18 pm May 11, 2016
LOS ANGELES — Building on several best practices and basic blocking and tackling of cybersecurity, healthcare organizations must also take a higher-level view to effectively address the problems of today.
By Validic 11:37 am May 11, 2016
(SPONSORED) There is an unprecedented convergence occurring between healthcare and technology – and telemedicine is an increasingly important initiative in the connected health market.

In addition to the Millennium EHR, Missouri Delta Medical Center will also deploy Cerner's CommunityWorks platform.

By Bernie Monegain 11:06 am May 11, 2016
Two southeast Missouri healthcare organizations – SoutheastHEALTH, in Cape Giradeau, and Missouri Delta Medical Center, in Sikeston – will each install a Cerner Millennium EHR system.
By Jessica Davis 11:04 am May 11, 2016
"With respect to some business practices: It's time to lead, follow or get out of the way," CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt said at the 2016 Health Datapalooza in Washington, D.C.

Craig McDougall, MD, and his patient Amy Cannon reviewed her latest lab results. Cannon, 45, has high cholesterol and high blood pressure but McDougall told her she was on the right track. She had lost 30 pounds and her blood sugar level had dropped. (Anna Gorman/KHN)

By Kaiser Health News 10:08 am May 11, 2016
By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Lacee Badgley, the mother of a seven-year-old, works full time as an insurance adjuster. Like most working parents, she finds making time for doctor’s appointments a challenge. “I don’t have the time or energy to drive around town and then wait,” she said.
By Beth Jones Sanborn 09:15 am May 11, 2016
When Leapfrog released its Spring 2016 patient safety grades recently, 15 hospitals got slapped with a very public 'F' grade casting a spotlight on them that no institution wants.

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