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Doctors Can Go Back To Tech School
Susan Nunziata, Community Editor
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Texas A&M-Dell academy to launch later this year aims to train medical pros on the latest healthcare technology -- and serve doctors moving into IT roles.
By Susan Nunziata Community Editor, 8/1/2014
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Insecure Communications Costly For Hospitals
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Even one insecure text message can be expensive, as one North Carolina facility discovered. It's time for healthcare organizations to implement efficient, secure communication systems.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/28/2014
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Wearable Tech: 5 Healthcare Wins
Rodney Brown, Editor, The Mobility Hub
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While most businesses still view wearable computers as little more than toys, healthcare has embraced them. Check out these interesting examples.
By Rodney Brown Editor, The Mobility Hub, 7/28/2014
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When Patients Fear EHR
Mansur Hasib, Contributing Writer
Commentary
When patients believe paper medical records are safer and more private than electronic ones, their health can suffer.
By Mansur Hasib Contributing Writer, 7/28/2014
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Senate Committee Seeks EHR Interoperability Investigation
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Bipartisan Senate Appropriations Committee wants an investigation into poor interoperability, possible "information blocking" in electronic health records.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/26/2014
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EHR Vendors: Step Up Your Game
Mony Weschler, MA, EMT-P, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CIIP, Chief Applications Strategist & Architect, Applications Technology Services, Montefiore Medical Center
Commentary
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.
By Mony Weschler MA, EMT-P, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CIIP, Chief Applications Strategist & Architect, Applications Technology Services, Montefiore Medical Center, 7/24/2014
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Optum Labs Translates Big Data Research To Clinicians
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
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.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/22/2014
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Meaningful Use EHR Audits: When, Not If
Paul Cerrato,
Commentary
So your organization has accepted the feds' financial incentive. Now it's time to prove you're entitled to it.
By Paul Cerrato , 7/22/2014
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IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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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.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/21/2014
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Detour On The Road To ICD-10
Deborah Graham, Programmer/Analyst
Commentary
How one health system is adjusting to the delayed implementation of the new ICD-10 healthcare coding standard.
By Deborah Graham Programmer/Analyst, 7/18/2014
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Healthcare IT Cloud Safety: 5 Basics
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
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.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/17/2014
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Data Breach Notification Law: Will Florida Lead?
Mac McMillan, CEO, CynergisTek
Commentary
Florida's stringent new breach notification law might encourage lawmakers to finally enact a federal standard.
By Mac McMillan CEO, CynergisTek, 7/16/2014
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Standardize EMRs, For Security & Safety's Sake
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Commentary
Electronic medical records help healthcare organizations improve patient care, but lack of standardization could cause safety and security problems.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/14/2014
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EMRs Shape Up Physical Therapy
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Physical therapists find that electronic medical records help improve patient care and save money.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/11/2014
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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
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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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