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Mike Miliard | June 26, 2015 | 10:57 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
CVS Health has partnered with four health systems nationwide to provide them patient prescription and visit information, securely sharing data through its Epic electronic health record system. More
Mike Miliard | June 26, 2015 | 10:36 AM | Population Health
Fostering innovation "is critical to effectively addressing the challenges of today and delivering for those we serve," said Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell this week, upon announcing seven winners of the 2015 HHS Innovates Awards. More
Healthcare IT News | June 26, 2015 | 09:23 AM | Workforce
If you haven't nominated your IT department for Healthcare IT News' 2015 BEST Hospital IT Departments program, you'd better hurry up. Nominations close at midnight on June 30. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | June 25, 2015 | 10:29 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation, Accountable Care
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday voted 6-3 against the plaintiffs in the case of King v. Burwell. The ruling means more than 6 million residents in the 34 states with federal insurance exchanges can keep their tax subsidies for health coverage. More
Mike Miliard | June 25, 2015 | 10:19 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Privacy & Security
The 2015 Direct Messaging Survey published this week by HIMSS shows growing use and appreciation for the secure, email-like method of data exchange. But there are still challenges to be ironed out before it sees broader acceptance. More
MCLEAN, VA | Erin McCann | June 25, 2015 | 09:37 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
Healtheway, the non-profit organization that supports nationwide interoperability and health information exchange initiatives, announced today that, thanks to the broadening scope of its activities, it is rebranding itself as The Sequoia Project. More
Erin McCann | June 24, 2015 | 04:28 PM | Network Infrastructure, Telehealth, Clinical
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization might be taking a telemedicine to global level, after looking into such a platform that would help the military alliance better respond to global disasters. More
Kaiser Health News | June 24, 2015 | 02:22 PM | Mobile, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
Telemedicine can be "so easy." For Medicare patients, it’s also incredibly rare. Nearly 20 years after such videoconferencing technology has been available for health services, fewer than 1 percent of Medicare beneficiaries use it. More
BURLINGTON, MA | Mike Miliard | June 24, 2015 | 11:19 AM | Business Intelligence, Accountable Care, Analytics
With an eye toward the "irreversible transition" toward value-based care, EHR analytics firm Arcadia Healthcare Solutions has acquired Sage Technologies, which develops implementation tools and managed services for ACOs. More
AMERICAN FORK, UT | Mike Miliard | June 24, 2015 | 10:54 AM | Business Intelligence, Claims Processing, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
As the U.S. healthcare industry speeds toward an era where value-based reimbursement is the rule rather than the exception, hospitals are doing their homework in looking for revenue cycle technology vendors who can help them make the transition. More
ORLANDO | Mike Miliard | June 24, 2015 | 09:18 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Interoperability
"It's not just talk about clinical integration ... you have to talk about what's next around value-based contracting," said one consultant at the the HFMA National Institute this week. "If you do a better quality of care with a... More
Mike Miliard | June 24, 2015 | 08:51 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile, Privacy & Security
As an academic medical center, University of Utah Health Care has some special security challenges unique to an organization of its size and scope. One is the sheer number of passwords that must be managed for its employees. More