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Docs and CIO
By Bernie Monegain 10:26 am March 25, 2015
More than 98 percent of athenahealth's medical practice clients achieved Stage 2 meaningful use in 2014. That number surpasses the MU attestation rate -- so far -- for any other EHR vendor, company officials say.
Patient
By Stephanie Bouchard 12:45 pm March 24, 2015
(SPONSORED) Healthcare providers are financially responsible for at-risk patients. Once these patients are discharged, providers lose contact with them until they return to the ER. Home monitoring coupled with a predictive analytics model helps providers intervene before patients return to the hospital.
Doctors in discussion
By Anthony Brino 08:14 am March 24, 2015
In a major metropolitan experiment, a regional health information exchange is aggressively pursuing the goal of connecting 100 percent of providers and 90 percent of hospitals by 2016.
Doc and patient EHR
By Mike Miliard 03:38 pm March 20, 2015
The new Stage 3 meaningful use rules proposed Friday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seek to give providers more flexibility, simplify the program, drive interoperability among electronic health records and put the focus on improved patient outcomes.
Security breach laptop
By Erin McCann 11:01 am March 12, 2015
Healthcare IT News has created a searchable and sortable accounting of HIPAA breaches, using Department of Health and Human Services data. Check out the list, which includes 1,149 reported breaches compromising the protected health information of more than 41 million people.
Duke Hospital
By Erin McCann 08:04 am March 12, 2015
Having found that HealthKit "works as seamlessly as we hoped," thus far, the early adopter anticipates Apple's platform could ultimately have big implications for multiple disease states.
King v. Burwell debate photo from Twitter user SEUI.
By Neil Versel 09:50 am March 05, 2015
The oral arguments the U.S. Supreme Court heard Wednesday in King vs. Burwell did not address any health IT provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but the ruling could have far-reaching effects on the future of American healthcare.
Busy hospital hallway
By Chris Nerney 04:59 pm March 04, 2015
If a health system is given a choice of 50 quality measures and has to choose 10, how do they choose the best 10?
Trophy
By Mike Miliard 11:21 am March 04, 2015
The 100 Top Hospitals recognized this week by Truven Health Analytics boast shorter lengths of stay, fewer complications, lower 30-day readmission rates and "have been objectively proven to provide high value to their communities."
Holding hands
By McKesson 10:46 am March 02, 2015
(SPONSORED) Nace outlines how to make value-based care a priority for providers.

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