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Military E-Health Record Project Falls Short
William Welsh, Contributing Writer
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Veterans Affairs and Defense Department EHR plan lacks critical cost data needed to fund and guide effort, GAO says.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 7/9/2014
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Hurricane Arthur: Healthcare IT Teams Brace
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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As the first hurricane of the Atlantic season approaches, healthcare organizations can still take steps to secure data.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/3/2014
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Accenture Unit Will Update VA's EHR
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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VistA Core modernization and modularization will prepare the Veterans Administration's electronic health records system for the future.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/3/2014
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Cerner, Mission Health Rewrite Partnership Rules
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Ten-year contract rewards EMR vendor Cerner if Mission Health saves money on new cost-saving measures they implement together.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/3/2014
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OmniMD To Expand Specialty EMR Offerings
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Cloud-based electronic medical records vendor expects to add at least five new surgery specialties and 14 practice specialties.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/1/2014
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ICD-10 Delay: Organizations Prep For New Deadline
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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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.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/30/2014
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Big Data Helps Insurer Pinpoint At-Risk Patients
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Aetna and GNS Healthcare use analytics to predict patients at risk for metabolic syndrome.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/30/2014
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Philips Seeks Bigger Role In Healthcare Market
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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The Dutch company partners with Salesforce.com, introduces a cloud-based platform to expand its role in the healthcare market.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/27/2014
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Salesforce.com, Philips Launch Digital Healthcare Platform
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Salesforce1 cloud platform will serve as development platform for patient-care apps using Philips health monitoring devices.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 6/26/2014
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Electronic Health Records: First, Do No Harm?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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EHRs are commonly promoted as boosting patient safety, but are we all being fooled? InformationWeek Radio investigates.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 6/26/2014
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Montana Health Department Hacked
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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State of Montana notifies 1.3 million patients of breach to Department of Public Health and Human Services server.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/25/2014
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Verizon Virtual Visits Enters Telehealth Market
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Verizon launches telehealth service to insurers, employers, and health services.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/25/2014
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Free The Data: Goals For Meaningful Use Stage 3
Mark Braunstein, Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology
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Independent report lays out a robust path to interoperability. Will we follow it?
By Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology, 6/25/2014
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Infirmary Health Turns To Computer-Based EHR Training
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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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.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/24/2014
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EHR Proliferation Hurts Physician Workflow
Dr. Donald Voltz, MD
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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.
By Dr. Donald Voltz MD, 6/20/2014
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Analytics Help Patients Follow Doctors' Orders
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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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.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/19/2014
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Former HHS Exec Launches ACO For Independent Physicians
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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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.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/18/2014
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EHRs Move Into Assisted Living Centers
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Assisted living centers find electronic health records help them accommodate residents with more complex care needs and the staffing needed to serve them.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/17/2014
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When Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Confusion over the standards for anonymous data, or deidentification of data, damages adoption of mHealth apps, curtails innovation, and could generate needless extra laws.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/17/2014
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Healthcare Organizations Prep For Increased Audits
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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With audits expected to increase this year, healthcare organizations increasingly invest in risk assessment software or services to ensure compliance.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/16/2014
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