Sony Pictures, North Korea, Cyber-Attacks, and… Healthcare?

December 20, 2014     Mark Hagland
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The fact is, say healthcare data security experts, the potential for hostile foreign governments to hack into the information systems of U.S. healthcare organizations is strong and growing by the day

Electronic Health Record Association Underscores Support for Interoperability

December 19, 2014     John DeGaspari
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The HIMSS EHR Association has reiterated its position that the federal government’s focus on interoperability is appropriate, and supports that more measurement and evaluation in this area.

UC Davis Doc Gets Grant to Study Telemedicine in EDs

December 19, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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A grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will fund an investigation that will look at how telemedicine consultations in emergency departments impact clinical outcomes, including cost effectiveness.

Technophobia May Keep Seniors from Using Apps to Manage Diabetes

December 19, 2014     John DeGaspari
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Despite showing interest in web or mobile apps to help manage their Type 2 diabetes, only a small number of older adults actually use them, says a new study from the University of Waterloo in Ontario. Approximately 2.2 million Canadians are living with Type 2...

What Does the Evidence Say about EHRs and Patient Safety Data?

December 19, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Amid hysteria about EHR-related adverse events, this past week, the ONC put on a webinar, "The Role for the EHR in Patient Safety - What does the Evidence Tell Us?" that featured an overview of detailed research efforts. So, just what is the answer to...

In Ohio, Optimizing Stoke Care With Telemedicine

December 19, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Inside a large Ohio health system is the OhioHealth Stroke Network, which uses video conferencing and clinical documentation tools to have stroke neurologists on call 24/7. The value of telemedicine has been proven, says the network's system business...

CareTech Solutions Acquired by HTC Global Services

December 19, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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A pair of Troy, Mich.-based companies merged this week, when HTC Global Services, which provides general IT software and services, got into the healthcare market with an acquisition of CareTech Solutions.

Podcast: 2014 in Meaningful Use; Looking Ahead to 2015

December 18, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Uncertainty then, uncertainty now, uncertainty next year. That was the message from Jason Fortin, senior advisor at Impact Advisors, on the latest Healthcare Informatics podcast.

CMS: 257K EPs Hit With MU Penalties; AMA Calls the Number “Dismal”

December 18, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Approximately 257,000 eligible professionals will face penalties under the meaningful use program in 2015 for failing to meet requirements of the EHR incentive program, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

George Washington University Cancer Institute to Launch Patient Engagement Center

December 18, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The George Washington University Cancer Institute received $150,000 from a closing nonprofit to support and start up a patient engagement center.

Helping Rural Organizations Make the Leap from Volume to Value

December 18, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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NRACO was formed to help rural organizations successfully transition from volume to value. Lynn Barr, the organization's founder and CEO, explains to HCI why analytics is the key to making this happen.

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Sony Pictures, North Korea, Cyber-Attacks, and… Healthcare?

December 20, 2014     Mark Hagland
The fact is, say healthcare data security experts, the potential for hostile foreign governments to hack into the information systems of U.S. healthcare organizations is strong and growing by the day

What Does the Evidence Say about EHRs and Patient Safety Data?

December 19, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Amid hysteria about EHR-related adverse events, this past week, the ONC put on a webinar, "The Role for the EHR in Patient Safety - What does the Evidence Tell Us?" that featured an overview of detailed research efforts. So, just what is the answer to that question?

What Are Keys to Successful Portal Engagement?

December 16, 2014     David Raths
Are people eager to use patient portals but stymied by providers who aren’t doing a good job of making them available and explaining their value? Or are providers struggling to get even 5 percent of their patients to view, download and transmit health information in order to...

In Toronto, a Transnational Discussion on Data Analytics in Healthcare

December 15, 2014     Mark Hagland
At the Third National Summit on Data Analytics for Healthcare, held Dec. 2-3 in Toronto, Canadian and American healthcare leaders shared broadly around a range of data analytics-related topics

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