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When Patients Fear EHR
Commentary  |  7/28/2014  | 
When patients believe paper medical records are safer and more private than electronic ones, their health can suffer.
Senate Committee Seeks EHR Interoperability Investigation
News  |  7/26/2014  | 
Bipartisan Senate Appropriations Committee wants an investigation into poor interoperability, possible "information blocking" in electronic health records.
EHR Vendors: Step Up Your Game
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Electronic medical record vendors need to take a clue from video game design. It's time to deliver intuitive, simple to learn, and easy to use EHR technology.
Optum Labs Translates Big Data Research To Clinicians
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Big data shows lots of promise in researchers' hands. By getting this insight to clinicians, it can really improve and save lives, says Dr. Paul Wallace of Optum Labs.
Meaningful Use EHR Audits: When, Not If
Commentary  |  7/22/2014  | 
So your organization has accepted the feds' financial incentive. Now it's time to prove you're entitled to it.
IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
IBM and Apple hope to use existing partnerships with healthcare software vendor Epic Systems and doctors' love for their iPhones and iPads to build an iOS healthcare software empire.
Detour On The Road To ICD-10
Commentary  |  7/18/2014  | 
How one health system is adjusting to the delayed implementation of the new ICD-10 healthcare coding standard.
Healthcare IT Cloud Safety: 5 Basics
Slideshows  |  7/17/2014  | 
Healthcare is warming up to cloud services, and that means extra vigilance. Here's what you should be doing at a minimum to keep data safe.
Data Breach Notification Law: Will Florida Lead?
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Florida's stringent new breach notification law might encourage lawmakers to finally enact a federal standard.
Standardize EMRs, For Security & Safety's Sake
Commentary  |  7/14/2014  | 
Electronic medical records help healthcare organizations improve patient care, but lack of standardization could cause safety and security problems.
EMRs Shape Up Physical Therapy
News  |  7/11/2014  | 
Physical therapists find that electronic medical records help improve patient care and save money.
Military E-Health Record Project Falls Short
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
Veterans Affairs and Defense Department EHR plan lacks critical cost data needed to fund and guide effort, GAO says.
Hurricane Arthur: Healthcare IT Teams Brace
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
As the first hurricane of the Atlantic season approaches, healthcare organizations can still take steps to secure data.
Accenture Unit Will Update VA's EHR
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
VistA Core modernization and modularization will prepare the Veterans Administration's electronic health records system for the future.
Cerner, Mission Health Rewrite Partnership Rules
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
Ten-year contract rewards EMR vendor Cerner if Mission Health saves money on new cost-saving measures they implement together.
OmniMD To Expand Specialty EMR Offerings
News  |  7/1/2014  | 
Cloud-based electronic medical records vendor expects to add at least five new surgery specialties and 14 practice specialties.
ICD-10 Delay: Organizations Prep For New Deadline
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations are taking advantage of the delay in a variety of ways, such as training more staff, improving documentation integrity, and conducting more robust testing, according to a survey.
Big Data Helps Insurer Pinpoint At-Risk Patients
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Aetna and GNS Healthcare use analytics to predict patients at risk for metabolic syndrome.
Philips Seeks Bigger Role In Healthcare Market
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
The Dutch company partners with Salesforce.com, introduces a cloud-based platform to expand its role in the healthcare market.
Salesforce.com, Philips Launch Digital Healthcare Platform
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Salesforce1 cloud platform will serve as development platform for patient-care apps using Philips health monitoring devices.
Electronic Health Records: First, Do No Harm?
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
EHRs are commonly promoted as boosting patient safety, but are we all being fooled? InformationWeek Radio investigates.
Montana Health Department Hacked
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
State of Montana notifies 1.3 million patients of breach to Department of Public Health and Human Services server.
Verizon Virtual Visits Enters Telehealth Market
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Verizon launches telehealth service to insurers, employers, and health services.
Free The Data: Goals For Meaningful Use Stage 3
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
Independent report lays out a robust path to interoperability. Will we follow it?
Infirmary Health Turns To Computer-Based EHR Training
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Infirmary Health used Ancile's CBT system to train more than 1,000 hospital clinicians and staff within weeks to use their new Epic electronic health record platform.
EHR Proliferation Hurts Physician Workflow
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Doctors are being forced to pull data out of multiple EMRs -- plus use phones and pagers -- to care for patients. This context switching slows down work and frustrates the goal of electronic health data.
Analytics Help Patients Follow Doctors' Orders
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Community Health Plan of Washington's most vulnerable patients are doing a better job of sticking to their treatment plans -- thanks to big data, analytics, and hospital partner Health Integrated.
Former HHS Exec Launches ACO For Independent Physicians
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Dr. Farzad Mostashari, former national coordinator for HIT at the US Department of Health and Human Services, founds an ACO to help physician-led practices deliver value-based population health services to patients.
EHRs Move Into Assisted Living Centers
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Assisted living centers find electronic health records help them accommodate residents with more complex care needs and the staffing needed to serve them.
When Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
Confusion over the standards for anonymous data, or deidentification of data, damages adoption of mHealth apps, curtails innovation, and could generate needless extra laws.
Healthcare Organizations Prep For Increased Audits
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
With audits expected to increase this year, healthcare organizations increasingly invest in risk assessment software or services to ensure compliance.
Epocrates Retains Lead In Crowded Mobile Health Marketplace
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
By giving clinicians the information they want, Epocrates stays atop the medical reference category for the fifth consecutive year.
Healthcare Fee Structure: Changes Ahead
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Both payers and providers support a shift to value-based payments, a study says.
ONC Releases Healthcare Interoperability Roadmap
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
The Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT outlines an ambitious plan to link patients' health records across the entire medical ecosystem.
VMware Launches Analytics For Healthcare Providers
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
VMware's first vertical industry system collects key data from electronic medical records software and then analyzes performance.
ICD-10 Rollout Suggestions For HHS
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange sends Department of Health & Human Services laundry list of to-dos to ensure healthcare industry meets new ICD-10 deadline.
SAP Hana Supports Personalized Medicine
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
Healthcare providers share Hana's analytics and big data success stories at SAP's Sapphire Now conference.
Apple Partners With Epic, Mayo Clinic For HealthKit
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Apple affirms its commitment to mobile health by partnering with market-leading hospital software firm and renowned healthcare provider.
CMS, FDA Expand Open Data Initiatives
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
CMS updates, elaborates on public healthcare utilization, while FDA announces API access to its database of adverse drug reaction reports.
Federal Health IT Office Reorganizes
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
Director Karen DeSalvo prescribes flatter structure for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Integration Engines Tackle Healthcare's Lack Of Standards
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations use integration engines to cope with the lack of standards and multiple disparate systems clinicians use.
Technology Declares War On Cancer
Slideshows  |  6/2/2014  | 
Cancer will cause more than half a million deaths in the US this year. Here's how smart pills, IBM Watson, customized treatments, and even social media are helping patients fight for their health.
Mobile Health App Design: 5 Tips
Commentary  |  5/30/2014  | 
Mobile apps for doctors and patients hold the promise of better health management. Here are five things app designers should keep in mind.
Arcadia Puts Marketing Muscle Into Healthcare Operations
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
LaunchPad platform combines health data with marketing-optimization strategies to bring continuous-improvement methodologies to medical practices.
Healthcare's New Friend: Avatars
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Healthcare providers use avatars in videos, portals, and other educational and support materials for patients and their families.
UAE National ID Program: Model Worth Watching
Commentary  |  5/29/2014  | 
United Arab Emirates officials are laying the foundation for a national identity verification system that could change how people are ID'd for everything from passports to employment documents.
Physicians, Hospitals Size Up Value-Based Healthcare
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Physicians are wary of new healthcare payment models emphasizing quality and efficiency metrics, but hospitals are likely to prove resilient.
Health IT's True Mission: Baptist Health CIO Speaks
Commentary  |  5/28/2014  | 
Baptist Health CIO Roland Garcia reflects on his career and what he sees as the primary goal of healthcare IT: to improve care and minimize suffering.
Healthcare IT Security Worse Than Retail, Study Says
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Bad news for healthcare community: New study shows retailers like Target and eBay are more secure than many healthcare organizations.
Meaningful Use Deadlines Clash With Software Best Practices
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Hospitals find themselves implementing new releases of EHR software, certified to 2014 standards, almost as soon as vendors release certified versions. That's almost like implementing Windows 8 immediately after release.
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