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WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | April 30, 2015 | 09:40 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure
Unhappy with the state of electronic health records across the country two U.S. Senators have decided to take the matter into their own hands. More
WASHINGTON | Bernie Monegain | April 29, 2015 | 02:57 PM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
After a year of listening to patients, innovators, researchers, providers, consumers and regulators, Energy and Commerce Committee leaders from both parties have released a draft bill aimed at furthering its work on the 21st Century Cures initiative. More
Erin McCann | April 29, 2015 | 02:53 PM | Quality and Safety, Clinical
Patient safety organization The Leapfrog Group has published its newest results for hospital safety scores, and we have the list of the 782 safest U.S. hospitals that earned the top score of 'A.' More
Mike Miliard | April 29, 2015 | 11:53 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Clinical
The Leapfrog Group on Wednesday published new results for its Hospital Safety Score, which grades more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals on quality and safety metrics. The new system enables an easy look at whether hospitals have improved over time. More
Erin McCann | April 29, 2015 | 11:10 AM | Privacy & Security
Another healthcare employee opened an email that turned out to be a phishing scam that ended up compromising the protected health information and Social Security numbers of 39,000 patients. More
Bernie Monegain | April 29, 2015 | 10:53 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Interoperability has been part of the healthcare lexicon for at least a couple of decades. Today, however, true interoperability does not seem to be happening at the scale nor the speed the industry needs. More
DURHAM, NC | Bernie Monegain | April 29, 2015 | 10:15 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
With $9.75 million in hand from gifts and matching funds, Duke University is launching an initiative focused on harnessing vast amounts of data to tackle society's biggest challenges. Healthcare is chief among them. More
Mike Miliard | April 28, 2015 | 11:13 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile, Privacy & Security
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, former National Coordinator David Blumenthal, MD, conjures a vision of connected healthcare in 2030. He notes, however, that "this future won’t materialize unless some problems are solved along the way." More
Erin McCann | April 28, 2015 | 11:06 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Analytics
There's a problem in the world of data analytics. A new survey of health IT professionals shows that the lion's share of them see clinical and business intelligence as top priorities for 2015, but the majority also say they don't even know what... More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | April 28, 2015 | 10:44 AM | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety, Workflow
Mount Sinai Health System -- with its seven hospital campuses, medical school and extensive ambulatory care network -- is building a new referral system for its care providers. More
NEW YORK | Bernie Monegain | April 28, 2015 | 09:54 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The $25 billion EMR market will continue to grow even after the government incentives for doctors and hospitals to go digital have vanished, according to new research from Kalorama Information. More
Tom Sullivan | April 28, 2015 | 09:04 AM | Accountable Care, Patient Engagement, Population Health
When Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy, MD, challenged his staff to broaden its patient access reach, he went big. Really big. His goal? Connect with 200 million patients by 2020. Other providers are getting just as ambitious. More