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By Jessica Davis 11:31 am April 13, 2017
The agency filed two RFIs late Tuesday asking industry leaders about commercial software-as-service options and how to modernize VistA by stitching together multiple platforms.

A screenshot of the VA's new Access to Care site that provides veterans with transparency on the quality of care at facilities across the nation.

By Jessica Davis 10:58 am April 13, 2017
Agency launches new website that allows veterans to find and compare care quality at clinics in the area, while viewing real-time data on wait times.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 10:23 am April 13, 2017
Deeply entrenched business models, implementation costs, regulations and technical challenges all stand between healthcare organizations and secure, interoperable health data.
cybercriminals malware OLE packages
By Bill Siwicki 09:27 am April 13, 2017
Cybercriminals increasingly are using object linking and embedding packages though healthcare executives have options to fight them.
These 10 hospitals scored an 'F', pose greatest risk to patients, Leapfrog says

SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn earned an 'F' in patient safety from Leapfrog.

By Henry Powderly 02:54 pm April 12, 2017
As 1,000 patients a day still die from preventable errors, Leapfrog report shows which facilities are failing to improve.
By Henry Powderly 02:39 pm April 12, 2017
Leapfrog report says many systems are showing dedication to reducing deadly medical errors.
Medical mistakes still kill 1,000 patients a day, Leapfrog says
By Bernie Monegain 02:21 pm April 12, 2017
Though new safety grades show problems persist, hundreds of hospitals are excelling at prevention based on the latest Hosptial Safety Grade.
Hartford HeathCare CEO Elliot Joseph

"We are focused on ensuring patients get the care they need, where they need it," said Hartford HeathCare CEO Elliot Joseph.

By Bernie Monegain 01:11 pm April 12, 2017
Hartford HealthCare says the partnership will help it transform care delivery over seven years.
Cheryl Reinking

Chief nursing officer Cheryl Reinking helped spearhead the effort to transform the organization’s fall prevention program using prescriptive analytics.

By Bill Siwicki 01:05 pm April 12, 2017
El Camino Hospital linked EHR, bed alarm and nurse call light data to analytics to identify patients at high risk of falls.
Tressa Springmann

Tressa Springmann, senior vice president and CIO, information services at LifeBridge Health.

By Bill Siwicki 12:36 pm April 12, 2017
LifeBridge Health CIO says back-and-forth about data dashboards, tools and structure needed to chart a solid plan for value-based care.

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