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Proposed 2017 Federal Budget Includes $82M for ONC, $51M for Healthcare Cybersecurity

February 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
President Barack Obama this week presented his last budget proposal to Congress for fiscal year 2017 and it includes a $22 million funding boost for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to support health IT interoperability programs and $51...

Washington Debrief: Bipartisan Bill Would Expand Access to Telehealth under Medicare

February 10, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
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The bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced last week would begin to expand Medicare reimbursement for telehealth services.

Healthcare’s Ever-Changing Workforce

February 10, 2016  |  Tim Tolan
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To remain competitive and attract top technical talent, the hiring practices of CIOs and CMIOs will have to evolve and include the new independent workforce, as it’s now known.

Cerner Opens Smart on FHIR Developer Website

February 10, 2016  |  David Raths
article
Cerner, the EHR vendor that has been most enthusiastic about the draft open healthcare data standard FHIR, has opened up a “sandbox” to third-party developers to help them create Smart on FHIR applications.

The Complicated User Experience of Genomic Discovery, and What’s Next

February 10, 2016  |  Rebecca Lord, vice president of user experience, Medullan
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As physicians are approached more frequently than ever before about genetic counseling, what education tools do we have in place to keep them up-to-date on the newest genetic research?

Does Your Health System Have a Chief Learning Officer?

February 10, 2016  |  David Raths
blog
As health systems grow larger through mergers and acquisitions, providing training and keeping track of training requirements has become a greater challenge. As in other industries, organizations are starting to hire chief learning officers to oversee...

Crisis Care Support: The Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona Breaks New Ground

February 10, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Major strides forward in caring for the seriously mentally ill in crisis are being facilitated by new advances taking place at the Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona, the first statewide behavioral HIE

Harnessing the Power of Mobile

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
Leading integrated health systems are moving beyond mobile deployment to the bigger picture of using mHealth solutions data to improve healthcare delivery.

Obama Administration Asks Congress for $1.8B in Emergency Zika Virus Funding

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The White House this week requested Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to enhance ongoing efforts to prepare for and respond to the Zika virus, both domestically and internationally.

Senate HELP Committee Passes Health IT Bill

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today unanimously passed the Improving Health Information Technology Act as well as six other biomedical innovation bills with bipartisan support.

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Does Your Health System Have a Chief Learning Officer?

February 10, 2016     David Raths
As health systems grow larger through mergers and acquisitions, providing training and keeping track of training requirements has become a greater challenge. As in other industries, organizations are starting to hire chief learning officers to oversee implementations of learning management systems.

Vermont HIE Focuses on Data Quality to Power ACOs

February 7, 2016     David Raths
The Vermont HIE, has made a concerted effort to improve data quality and to be a more valuable source of analytics data for the state’s three accountable care organizations.

MU Lifespan: Good or bad news for imaging?

February 4, 2016     Joe Marion
Will changes in ARRA MU impact efforts to expand image accessibility by the patient, and why this would be a bad thing.

Data Warehouse Field of Dreams

February 4, 2016     Pete Rivera
The CIO then steps back, arms spread and announces that they have built a data warehouse. The problem is that no one really knows how to use it. At least in the movie “Field of Dreams,” they build a baseball field for people that already knew how to play. By building it the players came and you can...

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