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Erin McCann | March 14, 2014 | 10:47 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The surge in the number of hospitals and providers inking data exchange deals has resulted in corresponding market growth for health information exchange, according to a new industry report. More
ORLANDO, FL | Mike Miliard | March 14, 2014 | 07:30 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety
In the year and 10 days since it was launched in New Orleans, the vendors of the CommonWell Health Alliance have been setting up the infrastructure for their vision of cross-competitive data liquidity. Now it's time to see what that interoperability can... More
Kevin Fuller | March 14, 2014 | 07:15 AM | Workforce Management
Hospitals know they must keep their physicians engaged, but often find themselves at a loss as to how to accomplish this. Daniel Whitlock, MD, consulting physician with Physician Wellness Services, offers five tips on how to keep physicians engaged. More
OREM, UT | Bernie Monegain | March 13, 2014 | 10:45 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure
Having landed 250 mega multi-million dollar EHR installations in large hospitals and integrated delivery networks across the country, Epic is now making its way into smaller community hospitals. According to a new report, the move is providing new... More
Erin McCann | March 13, 2014 | 10:40 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
If you're in charge of a healthcare organization's data privacy and security, listen up. You now have a new, valuable resource at your fingertips. More
WASHINGTON | Diana Manos | March 13, 2014 | 09:29 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The federal government has provided relief for healthcare providers via the hardship exception rule in the EHR Incentive Program. Eligible physicians and hospitals can apply for exceptions to anticipated penalties if their vendor has not obtained EHR... More
CARBONDALE, IL | Mike Miliard | March 13, 2014 | 07:08 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Workforce Management
When it comes to nurses, a couple things go without saying. First, they're absolutely essential to good care delivery. Second -- and this follows from the first -- they're "very, very, very busy people," says David Holland. More
Pamela Dixon, Steve Nilsen | March 13, 2014 | 06:45 AM | Workforce Management, Policy and Legislation
One thing became clear in 2013: All leaders across the health system have been challenged to keep pace with change, and the best of them have been driving change. In a year of active mergers and acquisitions, many healthcare organizations need leadership that... More
Tom Sullivan | March 12, 2014 | 11:29 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Behavioral health and long-term post-acute care are perhaps the two most significant areas left out of the meaningful use program. More
Erin McCann | March 12, 2014 | 10:55 AM | Privacy and Security
In the realm of privacy and security, heeding snooping employees and encrypting portable devices isn't enough in healthcare these days. Criminal attacks on hospitals are on a huge upward trend, with a whopping 100 percent increase just from four years... More
WASHINGTON | Diana Manos | March 12, 2014 | 03:51 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Members of the Health IT Policy Committee approved a set of recommendations Tuesday that will bring meaningful use Stage 3 requirements one step closer to federal approval and scale back the initial Stage 3 proposals by 33 percent. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | March 11, 2014 | 04:32 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Behavioral health and long-term post-acute care are perhaps the two most significant areas left out of the meaningful use program, and they were the topic Of discussion Tuesday at the federal Health IT Policy Committee meeting. More