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Gus Venditto | November 3, 2014 | 12:43 PM | Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
As the foundation of his opening keynote address at the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum in Boston on Nov. 20-21, Kaiser Permanente CMIO John Mattison, MD, will address an issue that marries philosophy, antiquity,... More
SAN ANTONIO | Mike Miliard | November 3, 2014 | 11:06 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Workforce Management
The past few years have been "a very, very intense time" for health IT workers, said Jim Turnbull, chief information officer at University of Utah Health Care, speaking at the CHIME Fall CIO Forum this past week. As he and other CIOs look ahead... More
Government Health IT Staff | November 3, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
Raising concerns about security practices with the Obamacare website HealthCare.gov, the U.S. House Science Committee has issued a subpoena to compel U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park to testify about his role in creating the site. More
CLEVELAND | Erin McCann | November 3, 2014 | 10:57 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
You want genomic analysis and big data to take off? Don't count on it until interoperability becomes more than just a plan tossed about in federal HIT policy meetings. It actually needs to come to fruition, said Cleveland Clinic's Chief Information... More
CHICAGO | Bernie Monegain | November 3, 2014 | 10:33 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, better known by its acronym CCHIT, is ending all operations, and expects to conclude the process by later this month. The closure follows an announcement earlier this year that it would stop EHR... More
BALTIMORE | Bernie Monegain | November 3, 2014 | 09:55 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
MedStar Health, the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, and Cerner have signed a seven-year agreement to streamline operations, help improve the quality of patient care and develop technologies that align with MedStar... More
SAN ANTONIO | Neil Versel | October 31, 2014 | 10:13 AM | Meaningful Use, ICD-10, Policy and Legislation
As we head into Congress' lame-duck session, the national policy agenda for healthcare CIOs will revolve around meaningful use, cybersecurity, ICD-10 and patient safety. At the CHIME 2014 Fall CIO Forum, Capitol Hill insiders offered strategies for... More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | October 31, 2014 | 09:38 AM | Privacy and Security, Workforce Management
New York City offers plenty of healthcare and technology jobs, but there's a gap between the work and the skills available, according to a new report from financial services firm JPMorgan Chase. More
Erin McCann | October 31, 2014 | 09:37 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
Mobile health wearables and sensors present myriad opportunities for improving patient care and increasing patient engagement. They also offer the chance to better manage chronically ill patients remotely. The only problem? It's not that these wearables... More
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA | Bernie Monegain | October 31, 2014 | 07:06 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Worries over the usability of electronic health records have escalated recently -- in tandem, it seems, with their broad adoption. Now comes research from Frost & Sullivan that confirms this, and suggests that EHR usability challenges are likely to get... More
Erin McCann | October 30, 2014 | 09:31 AM | Privacy and Security
California state officials this week released its second annual data breach report, and spoiler alert: the numbers for the healthcare industry aren't pretty. More
Bernie Monegain | October 30, 2014 | 08:22 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, RIS and PACS
Cleveland Clinic unveiled Wednesday its 9th annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that are likely to have major impact on improving patient care in 2015, and among them are some technology advances. More