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FARMINGTON, ME | Mike Miliard | June 26, 2014 | 01:36 PM
Ralph Johnson figured once would be enough. Having passed one EHR Incentive Program audit, he assumed his small health system had proven its meaningful use merit to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Then he got another email. More
Evan Schuman | June 26, 2014 | 11:53 AM
CEOs and CIOs are quickly moving to make hiring chief information security officers a top priority, but CISOs are hard to come by -- and expensive. More
Bernie Monegain | June 26, 2014 | 11:46 AM
After talking recently with former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal, MD, there seemed to be reason to be optimistic about the promise of health information technology, about moving the healthcare system as we've... More
John Loonsk | June 26, 2014 | 11:44 AM
So, you dropped a huge chunk of change on a new IT system. Now you are frustrated and have buyer's regret. The "installation requirements" are very complex. More
Michael Brozino | June 26, 2014 | 11:42 AM
The first quarter of 2014 is over and yet we are still witnessing EHR system vendors asking the government for more time, or to lessen the certification demands, for Stage 2 of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' meaningful use of EHRs... More
STANFORD, CA | Evan Schuman | June 26, 2014 | 11:39 AM
A Stanford University engineering group has come up with a way to manipulate deep body implants -- such as pacemakers, nerve stimulators and brain stem devices -- wirelessly. More
Anthony Brino | June 26, 2014 | 11:35 AM
Despite many physicians and hospitals now meaningfully using electronic health records, there's still a huge gap when it comes to these providers exchanging patient data. More
Neil Versel | June 26, 2014 | 11:33 AM
Not only is data getting bigger, it's getting smarter. In this age of big data, analytics in healthcare has expanded from business intelligence and revenue-cycle management to clinical care. More
Erin McCann | June 26, 2014 | 11:31 AM
Kevin Johnson is a professional hacker -- albeit a self-described ethical one. As head of the security consulting firm Secure Ideas, his job involves hacking into organizations' networks and applications to identify vulnerabilities. More
Erin McCann | June 26, 2014 | 11:30 AM
A keystroke logger infecting three computers has been blamed for swiping the medical and financial data of UC Irvine Student Health Center patients. More
Bernie Monegain | June 26, 2014 | 11:28 AM
As David Blumenthal, MD, sees it, Stage 2 is where the rubber meets the road for the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program -- the government's grand scheme to turn the American healthcare system on its head. More
Erin McCann | June 26, 2014 | 11:24 AM
Working on the patient portal portion of Stage 2 meaningful use? Officials at Mayo Clinic can offer some valuable insight into their own portal rollout -- challenges that have arisen, privacy concerns and how to do it right. More