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October 07, 2013
It's a safe bet that this fall's crop of new medical students is the most tech-savvy cohort yet. These are young adults, after all, who've been tapping on smartphones since they were 16, surfing the Web pretty much since they could read. But how much information technology are they actually getting their hands on in school?
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October 01, 2013
Healthcare providers are getting measurable results with the support of scribes on the EMR.
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September 25, 2013
Security breaches are no fun. Your organization's name is splashed all over the news. Your reputation takes a hit. Your patients' trust is eroded. And the prospect of a hefty monetary settlement is something few want to think about. But it's not the end of the world.
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September 23, 2013
OCR Director Leon Rodriguez offered new details on the Omnibus Final Rule as he took the stage at the two-day Healthcare IT News and HIMSSMedia Privacy & Security Forum in Boston.
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September 17, 2013
The University of California-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif., has won the 2013 Enterprise HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence.
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September 13, 2013
Health giant Kaiser Permanente is notifying patients of a HIPAA privacy breach after an emailed attachment containing the protected health information of patients was sent to a recipient outside the Kaiser network.
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September 13, 2013
A bill introduced in Congress this week would enable healthcare providers to treat Medicare patients in other states via telemedicine without needing different licenses for each state.
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September 10, 2013
The 24-hospital Sutter Health system was the talk of the town late August after a software glitch rendered its $1 billion electronic health record system inaccessible to nurses and clinical staff. Reflecting back, a Sutter nurse talks about what the health system should have done differently.
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September 09, 2013
In a bid to boost the interoperability of its NextGen electronic health record subsidiary, Quality Systems, Inc. has acquired Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Mirth Corporation. Officials say the acquisition will broaden its accountable care and population health capabilities.
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August 28, 2013
The nearly $1 billion electronic health record system at Sutter Health in Northern California crashed in August, leaving nurses and clinical staff not only unable to access vital patient information for a full day, but also scrambling to record new data on paper.
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August 16, 2013
SnapMD, a cloud-based telemedicine company, has closed a $600,000 seed round of funding with two California investment firms. In announcing the deal, SnapMD CEO Dave Skibinski said the investment would enable the company to add to the workforce and build on its technology.
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August 15, 2013
Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, is a serious looking guy.
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August 09, 2013
The growth and maturity of clinical informatics over the past decade has been a prime catalyst in positioning the healthcare industry for the changes posed by reform measures. By understanding the process of analytics, healthcare providers have the insight necessary to make process adjustments in the future.
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August 06, 2013
Stakeholders across the healthcare industry say Farzad Mostashari, MD will be dearly missed when he leaves his post as national coordinator for health IT.
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August 05, 2013
Medicare will levy $227 million in fines against hospitals in every state but one for the second round of the government's campaign to reduce the number of patients readmitted within a month, according to federal records released Friday.
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August 05, 2013
The Knight Foundation is joining with a quartet of healthcare's heavy hitters to spur new ideas to harness healthcare data technology for community health.
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July 16, 2013
"Location, location, location" is a phrase that's long been associated with real estate, but in recent years it's also played a role in attempts by healthcare professionals to track disease. Now, some are putting health IT to work in adding location information -- where patients have lived -- into their EHRs.
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July 16, 2013
Eighty-three IT teams were in the running to be named a top hospital in the Healthcare IT News 2013 "Where to Work: BEST Hospital IT Departments" program.
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July 15, 2013
Safety net providers have had some struggles with open source software, but researchers from the University of Chicago's National Opinion Research Center see "ample evidence to indicate that these systems created workflow efficiencies within their clinical environments," and say the government should offer more funding assistance.
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July 11, 2013
The 15th annual Health Care's Most Wired Survey spotlights the hospitals and healthcare systems that have come furthest so far in implementing health IT and putting it to work transforming care.
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