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Vocera Minute hanging on neck of a doctor

A clinician carries a wireless voice communication badge around his neck. Credit: Vocera on YouTube

By Bill Siwicki 10:29 am October 02, 2018
This case study shows how Hardin Memorial Hospital lowered that rate from 5.6 to 2.2 percent – and improved its HCAHPS scores thanks to better communication between doctors and patients.
Justin Aronson and the search results from his website collage

Aronson built a website with public data from NIH's ClinVar archive to help labs doing genetic testing.

By Mike Miliard 08:46 am October 02, 2018
A 16-year-old high school student built a website around public data from the NIH ClinVar archive, helping clinicians advance genomic treatments, and says similar innovations depend on more freely-available data.
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By Jessica Davis 08:00 am October 02, 2018
Part one of our cyber insurance series focuses on cyber policies and how organizations need to do their homework to ensure they’re covered after a breach.
Steve Posnack speaks at the HL7 Roundtable.

Steve Posnack from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT speaking at the HL7 Roundtable on Sept. 28. Credit: Twitter

By Mike Miliard 03:24 pm October 01, 2018
A confluence of efforts from policymakers and tech companies – EHR vendors and consumer giants alike – have set the stage for HL7's interoperability standard to have a breakout year.
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By Jessica Davis 09:50 am October 01, 2018
Take our quick survey and we’ll report the results back so you can learn about what your peers are seeing in terms of breaches, hacks and other cybersecurity events. 
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By Jessica Davis 09:00 am October 01, 2018
As seen with Nuance and the Allscripts lawsuit, when a breach or cyber incident occurs – like ransomware or network outage – an organization can face serious ramifications for failing to be transparent about what happened.
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By Tom Sullivan 08:30 am October 01, 2018
New HIMSS Media research outlines hospitals’ top security concerns, ranks ways they’re addressing the problem and pinpoints who builds strategy and policy.
Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services display booth at an event.

Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services display booth at an event. Credit: Twitter.

By Bill Siwicki 08:00 am October 01, 2018
This case study looks at a health information network that has gone from zero uniquely identified patients to 7.6 million – and nearly all major health systems statewide are set to participate in its Common Key Service.
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By Tom Sullivan 11:45 am September 30, 2018
While many readers are optimistic that healthcare will make progress on consumerism in one to three years, others said it will take between five and seven to actually happen.
princeton healthcare building in New Jersey

Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 04:37 pm September 28, 2018
A case study about how tech helped Princeton reduce inpatient utilization by 5 percent and decrease expenditures in post-acute care by 12 percent since it began with the MSSP program.

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