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WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | July 6, 2015 | 10:23 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
A "one-size fits all" approach to meaningful use has done no one any favors, argues Brookings Institution Fellow Niam Yaraghi, who puts forth a plan for giving the federal incentive program a shot in the arm. More
Bernie Monegain | July 6, 2015 | 09:43 AM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Accountable Care
Health insurance giant Aetna will acquire rival insurer Humana in a $37 billion deal announced July 3. Aetna executives say the combined company will be positioned to better compete and to offer customers better value. More
Bernie Monegain | July 2, 2015 | 10:45 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Accountable Care
Health IT-enabled care coordination leaves much to be desired, according to a new survey of clinicians. The survey results were published online in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | July 2, 2015 | 10:41 AM | Mobile, Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
Kaiser Permanente's head of cyber risk defense says healthcare's escalating war against hackers requires a new, people-focused approach to defending patient data. And a sobering inside look at mobile device vulnerabilities helps make his point. More
Bernie Monegain | July 2, 2015 | 10:07 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Clinical
In a July 1 letter, to the Senate HELP Committee group working on improving EHRs, CHIME highlights correct patient identification as a critical need for ensuring patient safety. More
Mike Miliard | July 2, 2015 | 09:43 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, ICD-10 & Coding
As the summer dawns, we look back on the first six months of the year, highlighting the biggest stories -- from population health to ICD-10, meaningful use to privacy and security -- that had Healthcare IT News readers clicking, tweeting, liking, sharing and... More
Erin McCann | July 1, 2015 | 11:15 AM | Meaningful Use, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Analytics
Patrick Soon-Shiong, businessman, surgeon, scientist and founder of health IT company NantHealth announced he plans to take the company public by the end of the year. More
Carl Natale | July 1, 2015 | 10:52 AM | ICD-10 & Coding, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Compliance & Legal
Arguably just as important as ICD-10 readiness come time for October is also focusing on what's to happen afterward. And not all of what you hear is necessarily true. Much of it is myth. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | July 1, 2015 | 09:23 AM | Data Warehousing, Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
Once upon a time, security was simpler. Now it's a different world -- a more dangerous one, with omnipresent risks to patient data. That theme was driven home again and again at the Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum on Tuesday. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | July 1, 2015 | 09:02 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security
The numbers should shake any provider still blissfully ignorant of privacy threats out of their complacency: Two-thirds of health organizations polled by HIMSS for its latest cybersecurity survey say they've recently experienced a "significant... More
Erin McCann | June 30, 2015 | 10:56 AM | Business Intelligence, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Accountable Care
As healthcare providers shift away from fee-for-service toward value-based payment models, they're hitting some serious roadblocks -- one of them being that the majority of them lack sophisticated IT tools and analysis to support these new models. More
Tom Sullivan | June 30, 2015 | 10:20 AM | Business Intelligence, Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation
In the national discourse about interoperability, much of the focus is on enabling a doctor using one electronic health record to access patient information residing in a different hospital's EHR, even when another vendor built it. But is that really the... More