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Medical Center Uses Analytics To Reduce Radiation
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
The University of Washington Medical Center uses an analytics tool to minimize patients' exposure to radiation during routine procedures and improve overall efficiency.
Single Sign-On Transforms Healthcare At Michigan Hospital
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Munson Medical Center IT department's implementation of a single sign-on system did more than increase efficiency for the hospital's healthcare workers -- it changed IT's approach to solving problems.
Practice Fusion Releases Free Healthcare Analytics Tool
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Insight database combs Practice Fusion's EHR software to provide real-time data on disease outbreaks, prescribing patterns, and diagnoses.
Better Healthcare Through Analytics
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Analytics can help healthcare providers reduce costs and save lives, say attendees of Crimson Clinical Advantage Summit 2014 -- but they must be implemented thoughtfully.
Surgeon Cuts Vendors Out Of EHR Quest
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
When spine surgeon Dr. Lloyd Hey couldn't find commercial EHR software that met his needs, he hired a full-time programmer to build a custom EHR system using FileMaker.
Healthcare IT Priorities: No Breathing Room
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Regulatory requirements have gone from high priority to the only priority for healthcare IT.
EHR Adoption A Success, Says ONC Leader
News  |  5/16/2014  | 
Karen DeSalvo, new National Coordinator for Health IT, says improving interoperability standards is the next big challenge.
Software Startups Supplement EHR Platforms
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
A hospital and an independent physician's organization use apps along with EHRs to improve ACO operations.
How My Cousin, President George W. Bush, Almost Killed Athenahealth
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
In this excerpt from his book "Where Does It Hurt? An Entrepreneur's Guide to Fixing Health Care," Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush addresses the conflict between government and disruptive innovation in healthcare.
Mercy Health Breaks Ground On Virtual Care Center
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Four-story 120,000-square-foot building will be first in the nation dedicated to telemedicine and remote monitoring programs, says Mercy Health.
How Meaningful Is Meaningful Use?
Commentary  |  5/14/2014  | 
The government's Meaningful Use program mandating electronic health records is out of touch with reality. EHRs bog down process and can even worsen care.
Healthcare Dives Into Big Data
Slideshows  |  5/14/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations hope big data and analytics projects can help reduce costs and improve care. Consider these innovative examples.
Cloud-Based EHRs: Sky's The Limit
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Healthcare practices find partnering with a cloud service provider for their electronic health records lets them focus on their patients, not on IT.
Monitoring, Workflow Apps Crucial To Healthcare IT
News  |  5/9/2014  | 
Two IT tools helped Seattle Children's Hospital and Catholic Health save time and money and improve healthcare for patients and their families.
EHR Swaps Coming For Many Healthcare Organizations
News  |  5/8/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations look to replace early electronic health records packages with new systems that perform better, integrate across departments, and tap cloud computing.
How Indiana Hospital Contained MERS Outbreak
News  |  5/8/2014  | 
Community Hospital used EMR, video surveillance, and real-time tracking technology to isolate the first known US case of the potentially deadly virus.
Chronic Disease Patients' Top Online Privacy Worries
News  |  5/7/2014  | 
Medical data privacy isn't as much of a worry as online banking data privacy for these patients, Accenture study finds.
ICD-10 Momentum: Let It Roll
Commentary  |  5/7/2014  | 
IT teams can accomplish great things when they must meet or beat a deadline, like Y2K. The ICD-10 transition has been delayed, but CMS can still act to keep momentum building.
Healthcare Nonprofit Learns Patient Engagement Game
News  |  5/5/2014  | 
When it suddenly had to compete for Medicare patients, Community Health Plan of Washington turned on the technology.
Next-Gen Health Analytics Requirements Unclear
News  |  5/1/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations know they need analytic software tailored to accountable care organization operations and population health management -- but they're not sure where to get it, finds KLAS survey.
Athenahealth CEO's Book: 'Where Does It Hurt?'
Commentary  |  4/30/2014  | 
To fix US healthcare, we must embrace the free market messiness of the Internet economy, argues Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush.
First Hospitals Achieve Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Penn Highlands CIO Tom Johnson says going far beyond minimum requirements is the key to qualifying for EHR incentives.
Marathon Bombing Lessons: Boston Hospital Revamps Information Systems
News  |  4/26/2014  | 
Brigham & Women's emergency department leaders describe how they corrected system deficiencies revealed by the 2013 crisis.
Physicians Find Security In The Cloud
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
Healthcare practices are increasingly partnering with trusted cloud service providers to provide enhanced data security along with improved efficiency of IT operations.
Healthcare IT: Public Sector Gains Momentum
Commentary  |  4/23/2014  | 
Government health IT leaders are working more closely with the private sector and making greater use of commercial off-the-shelf technology to improve the quality, delivery, and interoperability of services.
Data Governance Required For Healthcare Data Warehouse
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Before implementing its ambitious data warehouse, OhioHealth focused on data governance to ensure data is accurate, clean, and usable.
Genomics Startup Learns From 23andme's Troubles
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
BaseHealth's Genophen service wants to reach consumers (through their doctors) with strategies for "modifiable risks" -- a more FDA-friendly approach.
EHR Jobs Boom: 8 Hot Health IT Roles
Slideshows  |  4/22/2014  | 
Electronic health records have fueled a growing career specialty. Consider these in-demand health IT jobs.
Health Systems First To Combine Radiology, EHR
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
The shared pediatric diagnostic imaging system that Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and New Jersey's Virtua have created goes beyond conventional health information exchange.
ICD-10 Delay: What's Next For Healthcare Organizations?
Commentary  |  4/21/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations have at least four options for dealing with the delayed implementation of new diagnostic codes.
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.
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