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WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | February 13, 2015 | 11:03 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
With fewer than five months before the Department of Defense is due to make a decision on its massive $11 billion electronic health record modernization project, a new report from a heavyweight think tank urges it to opt for an open system. More
SAN FRANCISCO | Mike Miliard | February 13, 2015 | 10:26 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile, Accountable Care
Despite ubiquitous information technology, patients and physicians still overwhelmingly rely on "tried-and-true" modes of communications, such as phone calls and in-person consults. More
Anthony Brino | February 13, 2015 | 07:59 AM | Privacy & Security, Compliance & Legal
The threat from hackers affects all business, but healthcare providers face the additional threat of fines for failure to comply with HIPAA regulations. These fines are no mere speeding ticket. More
Richard Pizzi | February 12, 2015 | 11:12 AM | Quality and Safety, Workforce
David W. Bates, MD, an expert in patient safety, has been named senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital. More
Erin McCann | February 12, 2015 | 11:04 AM | ICD-10 & Coding, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
One takeaway from the ICD-10 hearing on Capitol Hill this Wednesday? The majority of healthcare stakeholders called on federal lawmakers to issue no more delays for the code set implementation start date, which is set for Oct. 1. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | February 12, 2015 | 10:19 AM | Business Intelligence, Electronic Health Records, Population Health
The Advisory Board Company, a research, technology and consulting firm, has acquired Clinovations, an 80-employee, health IT company located just half a mile away. More
Frank Irving | February 12, 2015 | 08:35 AM | Privacy & Security
Changing technology makes HIPAA a moving target. When handled correctly, however, it also serves as a business enabler. More
ALLENTOWN, PA | Richard Pizzi | February 11, 2015 | 01:03 PM | Workforce
Coordinated Health, a physician-owned, surgical specialty hospital network in Pennsylvania, has appointed a new chief information officer, who will lead IT efforts across the health system's two hospitals and 15 clinics. More
Gus Venditto | February 11, 2015 | 12:43 PM | Electronic Health Records, Interoperability, Population Health
The speed at which healthcare IT moves isn't slowing any time soon. And the HIMSS15 conference in Chicago this April is keeping up the pace; it's on track to be the biggest ever. More
Bernie Monegain | February 11, 2015 | 11:01 AM | Enterprise Content Management, Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure
With the launch of Evergreen, billed as a new approach to EHR implementation and maintenance, consulting giant Deloitte claims it can help reduce EHR operating costs by as much as 30 percent. More
Erin McCann | February 11, 2015 | 10:47 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Workforce
One of the nation's largest healthcare systems has officially named its new chief information officer, who will lead the IT arm of the 38-hospital health system. More
BOSTON | Mike Miliard | February 11, 2015 | 10:08 AM | Electronic Health Records, Patient Engagement, Population Health
The patient engagement market is at a "standoff," according to a new Chilmark report. Providers are relying on vendors to lead the way with new tools, but those companies "have been reactive, not proactive" in helping them meet their needs. More