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Mike Miliard | December 5, 2014 | 01:49 PM | RIS and PACS
This is the third annual "Benchmarks" columns to focus on imaging technology. Each one has been timed for November, to coincide with the mammoth RSNA Annual Meeting – it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 5 at... More
ANN ARBOR, MI | Mike Miliard | December 5, 2014 | 11:17 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
Health Level Seven International has launched the Argonaut Project -- a collaborative comprising healthcare heavy-hitters such as Epic, Cerner, MEDITECH, Mayo Clinic, Intermountain, Beth Israel Deaconess and Partners HealthCare -- to speed the development and... More
Erin McCann | December 5, 2014 | 11:13 AM | ICD-10
There's no love lost between the American Medical Association and ICD-10, of course. But a recent speech by AMA's chief has led to a war of words between nation's largest physician association and a coalition of 19 industry stakeholders pushing... More
Eric Wicklund | December 5, 2014 | 11:08 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Policy and Legislation, Cloud Computing
What's the healthcare C-suite planning for in the coming year? While everybody seems to have differing opinions, there's a consensus that 2015 will introduce a lot of changes, particularly in how providers and consumers interact. More
Bernie Monegain | December 5, 2014 | 10:59 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation
The need to share patient information with other providers and the use of financial incentives are key drivers in why many providers adopt and use health information technology tools such as electronic health records, according a data brief released today... More
RULEVILLE, MS | Bernie Monegain | December 5, 2014 | 10:25 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Telehealth
A population healthcare model in Mississippi that leverages telehealth technology to help curb diabetes has achieved early success and caught the attention of state officials who are part of the public-private partnership. More
Erin McCann | December 4, 2014 | 11:18 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
What do consumers and clinicians consider to be the top 10 issues for the $2.8 trillion healthcare industry in the coming new year? The answers may surprise you. More
CHICAGO | Mike Miliard | December 4, 2014 | 11:14 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
"I'd like to see a world where you get paid because you have good informaticians," said Doug Fridsma, MD, former chief scientist at ONC and now CEO of AMIA, speaking Wednesday at RSNA's 100th annual meeting in Chicago. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | December 4, 2014 | 10:38 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
An estimated 50,000 lives were saved, 1.3 million fewer patients escaped harm and healthcare avoided $12 billion in spending. This according to a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services earlier this week. More
Tom Sullivan | December 3, 2014 | 12:37 PM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth
Payers and providers should consider mimicking Black Friday and Cyber Monday when they interact with patients. And that starts with calling patients consumers. More
Erin McCann | December 3, 2014 | 11:13 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Health information exchanges most likely curb emergency room usage and costs, in some cases. But there's been a lot of talk lately about whether they are financially sustainable. A new systematic review suggests that, for the most part, they're not. More
Bernie Monegain | December 3, 2014 | 10:50 AM | Policy and Legislation
"Bad actors" are the focus of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' initiative to ramp up oversight of providers and to save taxpayers money. CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced the new measures today. More