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ICD-10 Is Ready To Serve
Jonathan Elion, MD, FACC
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ICD-10's benefits can be defined in just a few simple phrases. It's time to get on board.
By Jonathan Elion MD, FACC, 10/30/2014
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Health IT Leader DeSalvo Takes Dual HHS Roles
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Karen DeSalvo will remain active on health IT issues while leading efforts on Ebola and other public health threats at the Department of Health and Human Services.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/29/2014
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Healthcare IT Outsourcing Returns: Proceed With Care
Steven Heck, President, MedSys Group
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Healthcare providers are starting to consider outsourcing options again. Here are some areas where it can work -- and some to keep in-house.
By Steven Heck President, MedSys Group, 10/28/2014
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Practice Fusion Optimizes New EHR For Tablets
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Practice Fusion, which offers free cloud-based EHR, creates new software that brings desktop power and features to iPads and Android tablets.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/28/2014
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Innovation Favors The Subversive Mind
Paul Cerrato,
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Health IT leaders need a fearless, irreverent mindset to reinvent patient care.
By Paul Cerrato , 10/28/2014
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Ebola: 10 Tech Responses To Deadly Disease
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Tech companies are addressing the Ebola scare by offering everything from germ-zapping robots to Ebola tracking apps.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/24/2014
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A Serious Proposal For Healthcare IT Interoperability
Mark Braunstein, Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology
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The healthcare industry should give serious consideration to a ubiquitous, public, open approach to health information exchange based entirely on web standards.
By Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology, 10/24/2014
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Ebola Misdiagnosis: Experts Examine EHR Lessons
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
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Putting fault aside, facts of the case align with a common pattern where the use of EHRs contributes to medical errors. What should this unusual case teach us about EHRs and routine?
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 10/23/2014
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Shellshock & Why EHRs Need Updating
Michael A.M. Davies, Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners
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Nearly half of all security breaches occur in healthcare, and outdated medical records systems make data more vulnerable. An up-to-date EHR system can help solve security concerns, save money, and improve patient care.
By Michael A.M. Davies Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners, 10/22/2014
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NASA Spinoffs: 6 Innovations In Health & Medicine
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
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From solar-powered refrigerators that store vaccines to handheld diagnostic devices -- these technologies were originally developed for NASA missions and were later commercialized to make life better on Earth.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 10/22/2014
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Remaking Healthcare To Improve The Patient Experience
Richard Roth, Chief Strategic Innovation Officer, Dignity Health
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Technology must help, not hinder, the connection between patients and healthcare providers.
By Richard Roth Chief Strategic Innovation Officer, Dignity Health, 10/21/2014
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Health IT Interoperability Up To Market, Say Feds
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
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Jason Task Force co-chairs say government should exercise its regulatory powers only to guide process along.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/21/2014
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Who Makes Your Health IT Decisions?
Dick Taylor, MD, Chief Medical Officer, MedSys
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With the right IT governance, your organization can make better decisions about where to invest for more effective use of technology.
By Dick Taylor MD, Chief Medical Officer, MedSys, 10/21/2014
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How Johns Hopkins Delivers Coordinated Care
Susan Nunziata, Community Editor
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Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership uses Salesforce.com CRM to deliver a coordinated care model that engages an entire community for better health.
By Susan Nunziata Community Editor, 10/16/2014
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Mend The Broken Doctor-Patient Relationship
Paul Cerrato,
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Americans have lost faith in the healthcare industry. A more realistic view of the profession, coupled with the right technology, can help restore that trust.
By Paul Cerrato , 10/14/2014
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Stolen Medical Data Is Now A Hot Commodity
Lysa Myers, Security Researcher, ESET
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While credit cards are selling for a dollar or less on the black market, personal health credentials are commanding as much as $10 per patient. Here’s why.
By Lysa Myers Security Researcher, ESET, 10/14/2014
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Healthcare Software Development: We Can Do Better
Todd Dunn, Director of Innovation, Intermountain Healthcare
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Yes, users do know what they want from software. And developers must listen.
By Todd Dunn Director of Innovation, Intermountain Healthcare, 10/9/2014
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EHRs Must Find Zebras Among The Horses
Stephanie Kreml,
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EHRs should be adaptive, so that when something like the Ebola outbreak occurs, the overworked ER doc has help catching the one critical piece of information that wasn't as relevant a year ago.
By Stephanie Kreml , 10/8/2014
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Texas Hospital Blames EHR For Ebola Mishandling
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas cites lack of interoperability between nurse and physician workflows as reason Ebola patient was sent home.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/3/2014
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Healthcare Optimization Requires Better Data
Sandeep Green Vaswani, Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Optimization
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Existing clinical data does not tell us who needs access to what care and when. Solving that mystery is where we'll see real savings.
By Sandeep Green Vaswani Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Optimization, 10/3/2014
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