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Erin McCann | August 27, 2014 | 02:57 PM
In one of the largest HIPAA breaches ever reported, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services is notifying some 1.3 million people after hackers gained unfettered access to an agency server for nearly a year before being discovered. More
WATERTOWN, MA | Bernie Monegain | August 27, 2014 | 02:56 PM
There has been no increase in new patient visits since the Affordable Care Act took effect, according to ACAView, a report from cloud-based EHR company athenahealth and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. More
Neil Versel | August 27, 2014 | 02:52 PM
With Stage 2 of a planned three stages just barely underway, it probably is too soon to assess the overall effect of the $27 billion federal EHR incentive program known as meaningful use. More
Neil Versel | August 27, 2014 | 02:49 PM
Want to see how health IT causes harm? More
Neil Versel | August 27, 2014 | 02:47 PM
One reason health IT appears to be falling short on its promise of improving patient safety is that it's difficult to translate clinical guidelines into electronic form for use in clinical decision support systems. More
Neil Versel | August 27, 2014 | 02:46 PM
A July report from Frost & Sullivan predicted that hospital-based secure mobile communications could be a $240 million market in the U.S. by 2020. More
Erin McCann | August 27, 2014 | 02:43 PM
It's a chilling reality -- one often overlooked in annual mortality statistics: Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. -- third only to heart disease and cancer -- claiming the lives of some 400,000 people each year. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | August 27, 2014 | 02:40 PM
As the U.S. population grows, the physician workforce shrinks, and information technology fundamentally changes the way care is delivered, the Institute of Medicine says graduate medical education needs an overhaul. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | August 27, 2014 | 02:38 PM
While many hospitals have made strides, there are still many tough nuts to crack on the patient safety front, according to the results of the most recent survey completed by Leapfrog and Castlight Health, a company dedicated to price transparency in... More
DANVILLE, PA | Mike Miliard | August 27, 2014 | 02:36 PM
It was announced earlier this summer that Glenn D. Steele Jr., MD, president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, will step down next June. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | August 27, 2014 | 02:34 PM
Computerized physician order entry -- or CPOE -- has come a long way over the past 10 years, not only in physician uptake, but also in boosting patient safety. More
Mike Miliard | August 27, 2014 | 02:32 PM
Venture capital funding for health information technology surpassed $1 billion for the first time in Q2 2014 -- far surpassed, in fact, with $1.8 billion raised in 161 deals, more than doubling the $861 million raised in the previous quarter. More