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Anthony Vecchione | December 23, 2014 | 11:11 AM | Data Warehousing, Health Information Exchange (HIE), RIS and PACS
Reggio Emilia Hospital was faced with a challenge. Although the 900-bed acute care hospital has a picture archiving and communication system, electronic health record and computerized physician order entry, it needed a final element: an integrated clinical... More
Bernie Monegain | December 23, 2014 | 10:48 AM | Enterprise Content Management, Network Infrastructure
The Navy has awarded Accenture Federal Services five task orders, with a total value of $19.8 million. Accenture will provide information technology support and training for the Navy Enterprise Resource Planning system. Each task order has a one-year period... More
Pamela Dixon | December 23, 2014 | 10:09 AM | Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management
The role of the healthcare chief information officer is evolving rapidly, according to the annual CIO survey by executive search firm SSI-SEARCH. Its results show an increase in the number of female CIOs, more professionals earning advanced degrees and... More
Erin McCann | December 23, 2014 | 06:27 AM | Privacy and Security
A California hospital is notifying some of its patients of a HIPAA breach after their protected health information was viewable on Google and other search engines. More
Mike Miliard | December 22, 2014 | 11:11 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security, Quality and Safety
A recent study led by the Regenstrief Institute raises interesting questions about patient health data: who controls it, who sees it in the electronic health record and how it should be shared across the care continuum. More
Erin McCann | December 22, 2014 | 10:57 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure
A physicians network in the Mid-Atlantic has been awarded the highest level of electronic medical record adoption, joining the only 6 percent of all ambulatory clinics that have achieved this status. More
Henry Powderly | December 19, 2014 | 11:44 AM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Revenue cycle upgrades at U.S. hospitals have been pushed aside, in favor of preparation for the October 2015 ICD-10 transition and the chase for incentives tied to electronic health records, according to a Black Book survey of chief financial officers. More
Erin McCann | December 19, 2014 | 11:05 AM | Privacy and Security
A critical access hospital in southern Illinois was targeted by an unknown party with access to protected health information, who threatened to release more data unless a "substantial" ransom payment was made. More
Mike Miliard | December 19, 2014 | 10:40 AM | Data Warehousing, Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Researchers from Kaiser Permanente and Weill Cornell Medical College have pointed to the importance of tracking the effectiveness and safety of medical devices in registries, after they're in use. Few EHRs can uniquely identify devices and link them to... More
TROY, MI | Bernie Monegain | December 19, 2014 | 10:19 AM | Data Warehousing, Enterprise Content Management, Network Infrastructure
IT company HTC Global Services has acquired CareTech Solutions, an IT and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems. Both companies are headquartered in Troy, Michigan. More
WASHINGTON | Kaiser Health News | December 19, 2014 | 09:38 AM | Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
In its toughest crackdown yet on medical errors, the federal government is cutting payments to 721 hospitals for having high rates of infections and other patient injuries, records released Thursday show. More
AUGUSTA, AR | Greg L. Wolverton | December 18, 2014 | 11:35 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Workforce Management
In 2012, ARcare undertook a fast-paced transition to a next-generation electronic health record system. Less than two years later, it was nationally recognized, receiving HIMSS Analytics' Stage 7 Ambulatory Award, the highest HIMSS honor for EHR adoption... More