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Nuance Adds Radiology Image Sharing To Healthcare Cloud
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Medical image-sharing service aims to tap Nuance's customer base for voice-powered medical documentation technology.
Cloud Holdouts Face Tipping Point
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job.
Analytics Enhance Community Health Reporting
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
Partnership between Premier and University of North Carolina Charlotte improves nonprofit hospitals community health needs assessment process.
Accountable Care Success Requires Strong Health IT
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
The accountable care organization model has produced mixed results to date. In ACO success stories, technologies such as analytics play a big role.
ICD-10 Delay: Politics Trump Health Data Quality
Commentary  |  4/16/2014  | 
With a fresh delay for ICD-10 compliance, US healthcare providers and patients remain trapped in debate. Is higher quality clinical data worth the cost of more detailed data collection?
Doctors Learn To Give Up Faxes
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Here's how one accountable care organization improved patient follow-up rates by saying goodbye to faxing and hello to a smartphone app for doctors.
Quest Opens Direct Access To Lab Results
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Quest Diagnostics capitalizes on regulatory change and gives patients access to their own lab results on the web and mobile devices, boosting its own EHR software in the process.
Senior Living Community Goes Wireless
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Brookdale Senior Living makes mobile technologies central to how it delivers medical and assisted living services to its residents.
Explorys Cloud Services Power Accountable Care Organizations
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Explorys uses combination of big data and specific patient data to improve care, lower costs.
ICD-10 Delay Makes Healthcare Leaders Juggle
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations scramble to revise projects and maintain momentum after ICD-10 delay to 2015, says Deloitte's healthcare practice expert Christine Armstrong.
Healthcare In 2014: Innovate Or Be Left Behind
Commentary  |  4/9/2014  | 
Alongside serious disruption to healthcare business models in 2014, four significant trends will emerge for healthcare leaders.
Practice Fusion Top EHR Among Primary Care Docs
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
The cloud EHR is particularly popular with solo practitioners because it's free, says Black Book Rankings, but Practice Fusion also gets high marks for desirable features.
Colleagues In Cuffs: When Employees Steal Patient Records
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
The Queens County DA recently arrested two Jamaica Hospital employees for stealing patient data, a lucrative crime occurring at hospitals across the nation.
Federal Health Agencies Aim To Cut Red Tape
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
The FDA, ONC, and FCC release proposal to clarify oversight of health IT, reduce patient risk, and empower innovation.
Doximity: Social Networking For Doctors
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Social service eases HIPAA fears by validating medical credentials of all members, allowing professional collaboration among physicians.
ICD-10 Delay Creates Headaches
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Delayed implementation of the new coding standard may bring relief to some healthcare workers -- but it's the worst possible outcome for project managers.
Medical Software Brings Intuitive Interface To Health Records
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
With a 3D anatomical model on the iPad, Modernizing Medicine taps the power of touch to simplify electronic health records and medical coding.
Doctors Are Drowning In Data
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Technology isn't enough to improve healthcare. Doctors must be able to distinguish between valuable data and information overload.
ICD-10: Painful To Implement, Painful To Delay
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Congress is on the verge of delaying healthcare's new diagnosis code system for another year -- a relief to doctors, but a pain for CIOs.
Easy-to-Mock ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes...
Slideshows  |  3/27/2014  | 
...and the logic behind them.
Startup Aims To Unlock Family Medical History
Commentary  |  3/26/2014  | 
Sharing healthcare data among family members, with less concern for privacy, could result in better healthcare, says Zibdy Health.
20 Tests Healthcare CIOs Must Juggle
Slideshows  |  3/24/2014  | 
With never-ending waves of federal regulations and new technologies, healthcare CIOs face constant change. These issues top the list of leadership challenges.
Aetna's Accountable Care Chief: Tough Transition Ahead
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
Online integration in industries like banking is "just math" compared to what healthcare has to do, says Aetna's accountable care leader, Charles Kennedy.
Healthcare Data Security: Focus On 'Business Associates'
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
Healthcare professionals don't trust service providers' handling of patient data, study shows. Cloud services aim to help providers take control of those relationships.
Engage Patients: 16 Creative Healthcare Strategies
Slideshows  |  3/17/2014  | 
Hospitals can go beyond Meaningful Use requirements to make patients happier and healthier and the bottom line better. Consider these ideas.
HIE Use In ER Cuts Hospital Admissions: Cornell Study
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Emergency room patients whose doctors consult their records through a health information exchange were 30% less likely to be admitted, says a Cornell study.
Obamacare Vs. Patient Data Security: Ponemon Research
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Healthcare professionals worry that healthcare regulations mandating patient data exchange are luring more data thieves, says Ponemon study.
Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Embraces Social Collaboration
News  |  3/11/2014  | 
Social applications based on SharePoint are just beginning to prove their worth in clinical settings. Here's how one hospital uses them to review case studies, share resources, and more.
5 Lessons For Healthcare Providers From Banks
Commentary  |  3/10/2014  | 
The highly regulated banking industry has figured out how to put IT at the center of customer service. What are the opportunities for healthcare?
The Quest For Population Health Management
Commentary  |  3/4/2014  | 
Vendors large and small seek to prove they have the right tools for proactively managing patient health, coordinating care across providers, and supporting accountable-care models.
As Doctors Embrace Tablets, Management Headaches Grow
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
Mobile devices are just what the doctor ordered, but not all healthcare providers' IT departments have the right tools to manage them.
UPMC Tablet App Speeds EHR Access
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Convergence, a touch app for Windows 8 tablets created by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, gives fingertip access to patient summary data pulled from one or more underlying electronic health record systems.
CMS Won't Budge On ICD-10 Deadline
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Government agency will, however, allow some hardship exemptions for Meaningful Use Stage 2.
Hillary Clinton: Cooperation, Technology Will Solve Big Healthcare Issues
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Genuine healthcare reform is possible only when all stakeholders leave their blaming, shaming, and ideology at the door, Clinton tells HIMSS conference attendees.
HIMSS14 Survey: Healthcare CIOs Focus On Fiscal Survival
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
HIMSS members say top business objective is to sustain financial viability as regulation, payment models change.
HIMSS14: Health IT's Next Boom Cycle
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
We've seen health informatics booms and busts before -- will this one be different?
CPOE Stragglers: One Hospital's Fix
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Computerized physician order entry is mandated by law but some doctors still resist. Christus Health provides CPOE input assistants until docs see the value.
HIMSS14: Cloud EHR Vendors Court Hospitals
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Athenahealth brings care coordination app to hospitals, while startup iCare aims to take "cloud VistA" beyond academic trials.
HIMSS14: Healthcare CIOs Wrestle With Economic & Regulatory Pressures
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
A McKinsey consultant tells CHIME CIOs they will have to innovate their ways out of an economic squeeze. Regulators hint at some flexibility.
CIO To CIO: Advice On ACOs
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Healthcare CIOs share their advice on coping with the rise of accountable care organizations and the crush of regulation.
Healthcare Devices: Security Researchers Sound Alarms
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Default usernames, weak passwords, and widespread Windows XP Embedded systems are cause for concern, SANS Institute researchers say.
CMS Reverses Course On ICD-10 Tests
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Medicare bows to pressure from healthcare industry and political heavyweights, agrees to implement end-to-end testing before ICD-10 deadline.
Toshiba Fuels Healthcare Business With Acquisitions
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Toshiba expects to reach almost $10 billion in healthcare sales by 2018. An aggressive acquisition plan is key to its growth.
Athenahealth Teams With Doctor-Led ACO
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
Privia Health will integrate the AthenaHealth EHR with its own technology for tracking the follow-up care essential to ACO success.
Healthcare IT In The Obamacare Era
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Modern technology created the opportunity to restructure the healthcare industry around accountable care organizations, but IT priorities are also being driven by the shift.
Massachusetts Preps For ICD-10 Mandate
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
To get ahead of October deadline for implementing ICD-10 coding, state launches unique statewide initiative.
States High on Medical Marijuana Technology
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Advocates are optimistic technology will help medical marijuana be more than a pipe dream in a growing number of states.
Homecare IT: 1 Market Epic Doesn't Dominate
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Specialty vendors Homecare Homebase and Thornberry get the highest ratings from customers, says KLAS Research, with healthcare IT juggernaut Epic Systems described as a "laggard."
10 Waiting Room Apps That Engage Patients
Slideshows  |  2/14/2014  | 
Waiting room stress raising your patients' blood pressure? Use these apps to keep patients busy and your practice running smoothly.
EHRs Must Solve Real Problems
Commentary  |  2/14/2014  | 
To win the respect of healthcare workers, software must address true pain points. In too many cases, electronic health record systems aren't living up to the promise.
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