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WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | September 30, 2014 | 11:42 AM
Comments from the Premier healthcare alliance in late August were just the latest in a deluge of opinions and wish lists inundating Capitol Hill, after two senators asked for input on interoperability and data sharing. More
Mike Miliard | September 30, 2014 | 11:39 AM
As the dust settles from the recent mammoth $1.3 billion merger, Siemens Health Services CEO John Glaser tells Healthcare IT News what led up to the Cerner deal, how his experience as a health system CIO could help smooth integration challenges and what to... More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | September 30, 2014 | 11:37 AM
Working to advance standards for health information management and technology workforce curricula around the world, the American Health Information Management Association has founded the Global Health Workforce Council, which comprises 13 appointed members... More
Neil Versel | September 30, 2014 | 11:16 AM
In August, Sharp HealthCare in San Diego disclosed that two months earlier it had become the 10th of 32 original participants in Medicare's Pioneer ACO program to drop out. More
Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 11:14 AM
CMS and ONC disappointed many CIOs and IT teams around the country on Aug. 29 when it issued a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use that lacked the flexibility on reporting that so many had counted on -- and perhaps expected, because what they had proposed... More
Joseph C. Kvedar | September 30, 2014 | 11:12 AM
Apple has been making headlines again, which is not unusual for a company that sets trends and moves markets. More
Erin McCann | September 30, 2014 | 11:10 AM
When asked how big his security team is at the 25-hospital Texas Health Resources, Chief Information Officer Ed Marx responds in a serious manner: "24,000" – which happens to be the total number of people the health system employs. More
SAN FRANCISCO | Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 11:08 AM
Dignity Health announced this past month it would build a cloud-based data analytics platform to improve care and drive sown costs. A library of clinical, social and behavioral analytics will power the platform. More
GREAT NECK, NY | Mike Miliard | September 30, 2014 | 11:08 AM | ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
North Shore-LIJ Health System has launched HealthForce, a new business unit that will offer coding services to other healthcare organizations nationwide. More
Erin McCann | September 30, 2014 | 11:07 AM
By mining state Medicaid data and utilizing a population health platform, the Wyoming Department of Health was able to slash its Medicaid-related emergency room visits by 20 percent in a one-year period. More
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN | Mike Miliard | September 30, 2014 | 10:46 AM | Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Optum, the health IT division of UnitedHealth, will acquire MedSynergies -- which makes practice management, revenue cycle, physician referral management and other ambulatory-focused technology -- for an undisclosed sum. More
Bernie Monegain | September 30, 2014 | 10:27 AM | Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
As health information managers gathered in San Diego this week for the AHIMA annual convention, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that could result in more workers to fulfill the increasing demand for health IT and data analytics professionals. More