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Woman looking at VPN on her phone
By Kat Jercich 04:26 pm September 24, 2020
CHSPSC, a Tennessee-based management company that provides IT and services to providers indirectly owned by Community Health Systems, agreed this week to settle for potential HIPAA violations.
Man on phone

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By Kat Jercich 12:40 pm September 24, 2020
From "outlawed" buzzwords to frustratingly defeatist attitudes, servers on the fritz to budgets in disarray, more than a dozen health IT pros tell us their least favorite turns of phrase.
By Bill Siwicki 12:01 pm September 24, 2020
The Oregon coordinated care organization lines up care plans, goals and tasks to keep care teams and members on track and on the same page.
Cybersecurity breach weak link

Third-party vendor are often weak links when it comes cyber vulnerabilities, even as nearly a third of IT and infosec pros say they lack visibility into the security practices of outside partners.

By Mike Miliard 09:15 am September 24, 2020
As many as 80% of CIOs and CISOs polled for a new report say they've experienced a breach originating with a third-party vendor in the past year, while another survey shows 44% of hospitals and health systems fail to meet basic NIST CSF protocols.
Epic sign
By Kat Jercich 04:33 pm September 23, 2020
Connect Rx Wisconsin won $1 million earlier this month to create an integrated network of healthcare and social service systems across Dane County, home to Epic's campus headquarters.
Clinician enters social determinant of health data, SDOH, into EHR
By Mike Miliard 01:21 pm September 23, 2020
Researchers at UCSF describe the emergence of a new field dedicated to better integrating and supporting the clinical use of social determinants of health data.
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By Kat Jercich 12:55 pm September 23, 2020
The company also announced that Epic will be the first system to integrate its EHR with Microsoft Teams for telehealth virtual visits.
Analytics and outreach key to telehealth success at Southwestern Health Resources
By Bill Siwicki 12:09 pm September 23, 2020
As it switched to telemedicine for the pandemic, the clinically integrated network prioritized patient engagement to smooth the process and capitalize on the promise of virtual care.
Nurses feeling burnout symptoms, but EHRs not a major factor, says KLAS
By Bill Siwicki 11:33 am September 23, 2020
In its Nurse Burnout 2020 report, KLAS’ provider-led Arch Collaborative finds that one in four nurses are feeling stress and exhaustion – but shows that time-consuming tasks and lack of teamwork are more to blame than IT challenges.
By Healthcare IT News 09:50 am September 23, 2020
The call for reviewers, open through September 28, seeks subject matter experts to help ensure excellence in peer-reviewed sessions at the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition, scheduled for August 9–13, 2021, in Las Vegas.