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John W. Loonsk, MD | December 5, 2014 | 02:15 PM | Interoperability
It is a simple question: “Why doesn’t electronic health information flow after the nation spent $26 billion on electronic health records?" Suggesting a 10-year timeframe or arguing that there is progress if you look hard enough just doesn’t answer it. More
John Halamka | December 5, 2014 | 02:14 PM | Interoperability
My 83 year old father-in-law returned from a recent outpatient visit to his primary care provider with two customized handouts – a transition of care summary detailing problems/meds/allergies and an opt-in consent for the exchange of that care summary over... More
Erin McCann | December 5, 2014 | 02:11 PM | Privacy and Security
If you think you're able to dodge a data breach without putting in the work, think again. This year, organizations have reported more data breaches than the year prior, seeing on average a 10 percent jump in breach frequency. So what are they doing to... More
SALT LAKE CITY | Neil Versel | December 5, 2014 | 02:10 PM | Data Warehousing
Data Analytics company Health Catalyst invited Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane — he of "Moneyball" fame — to keynote Health Catalyst's inaugural Healthcare Analytics Summit, Sept. 14-15. The 2011 movie starred Brad Pitt. More
Mike Miliard | December 5, 2014 | 02:08 PM | Interoperability
Wes Wright, chief information officer at Seattle Children’s Hospital, says a new analytics tool that unobtrusively monitors the performance of his HL7 transactions "gives me peace of mind." More
Mike Miliard | December 5, 2014 | 02:07 PM | Quality and Safety
Most accountable care organizations have health information technology in place to improve quality and lower costs, but many say difficulties with interoperability are keeping them from reaching their potential. More
Tom Sullivan | December 5, 2014 | 02:06 PM | Privacy and Security
Texas Health Resources CIO Ed Marx and chief information security officer Ron Mehring circled the boardroom table handing out envelopes. More
Tom Sullivan | December 5, 2014 | 02:04 PM | Privacy and Security
If you knew that assailants or robbers had continuous access to your house, how would that change the way you manage home security? And if the door and window locks, fences, even the big-ticket alarm systems were not enough? More
Tom Sullivan | December 5, 2014 | 02:02 PM | Privacy and Security
The message cut straight to the chase: “d0xes of your staff are next. HIPAA breach thereafter. Test us.” More
SAN DIEGO | Mike Miliard | December 5, 2014 | 02:00 PM | ICD-10
A lot has been said about ICD-10 over the years, along the winding and surprise-packed road toward the looming Oct. 1, 2015, compliance date. But few have said much about the code set's parallel with one of HBO's biggest hit shows. More
WILMINGTON, DE | Erin McCann | December 5, 2014 | 01:59 PM | Quality and Safety, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The use of cardiac telemetry at Christiana Care Health System improved patient care and proved to be a boost for the Delaware hospital's bottom line as well, with $4.8 million dollars saved. More
Erin McCann | December 5, 2014 | 01:58 PM | Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
National Health IT Week kicked off this September in Washington, DC, with prepared speeches and big names in the health IT arena. Among the overarching themes? Interoperability and patient engagement. More