Major Healthcare Data Breaches Have Affected More Than 30M Patients Since 2009

August 21, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news
Since federal reporting requirements kicked in, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)' database of major breach reports have affected some 30.1 million patients spanning over 944 incidents, according to recent analysis in the Washington Post...

Two Health IT Vendors Shifting at the Top

August 21, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
M*Modal’s CEO Duncan James is on his way out and Surescripts has hired Tom Skelton, an industry veteran, to be their new one.

Mass. Public Health and HIE: MU and Beyond

August 20, 2014     David Raths
blog
One of the strongest use cases for statewide health information exchanges involves easing reporting to public health agencies. The HIE can provide a single conduit for providers to meet many reporting obligations. In Massachusetts, progress is underway on...

Stage 2 “Can Be Done,” says the First Critical Access Hospital to Attest

August 20, 2014     Gabriel Perna
article
While the number of hospitals and providers that have attested to Stage 2 of meaningful use continues to lag behind, one rural hospital found a way to get it done. One of the EHR team leaders at that hospital talks with HCI about the hardest part of Stage 2.

Study: Not Everyone Able to Comprehend Electronic Lab Results

August 20, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
Even though more patients are able to access their lab results electronically, new research indicates that many do not understand what the numbers from those tests mean.

Can Your Robot Get Up and Walk Away? Or, the Challenge of Predicting the Latest Trends

August 20, 2014     Mark Hagland
article
Who can predict how different ideas and trends will come into being, or what important kernels of one development might affect other kernels of other developments that are initially unrelated to one another? Such questions live not only in the realm of science...

In a Pressurized Policy Environment, Healthcare Leaders Seek Clarity

August 20, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
article
A plethora of legislation and policy issues are now present—and will continue to emerge—for patient care organizations of all sizes. Healthcare Informatics Associate Editor Rajiv Leventhal spoke with various health IT policy experts and leaders to get a gauge...

Report: TriZetto Sale Could Net $3 Billion

August 20, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
TriZetto Corp., the Englewood, Colo.-based care management, administration, and billing software vendor, could be the latest major healthcare IT company to be sold, a Reuters report indicates.

Baylor College of Medicine Connects to Houston HIE

August 20, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news
Baylor College of Medicine has joined Greater Houston Healthconnect, the regional health information exchange (HIE) for a 20-county region in the Houston area.

Keeping Up With the Mobile Revolution: UHealth Miami Goes Wireless

August 19, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
article
The University of Miami and its health system, UHealth-University of Miami Health System, has begun an organization-wide wireless network upgrade to keep up with the influx of mobile devices. Already, medical professionals are noticing the improvements.

Billings Clinic’s CEO: “We’re Astronauts on a Mission” around Clinical Transformation in Healthcare

August 19, 2014     Mark Hagland
article
In a keynote address on Aug. 19, Nicholas Wolter, M.D., CEO of the Billings Clinic, told his audience at the Health IT Summit in Seattle that culture, vision, and mission are at the core of clinical and organizational transformation and successful IT...

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Mass. Public Health and HIE: MU and Beyond

August 20, 2014     David Raths
One of the strongest use cases for statewide health information exchanges involves easing reporting to public health agencies. The HIE can provide a single conduit for providers to meet many reporting obligations. In Massachusetts, progress is underway on connecting providers’...

Are EMRs Physician Friendly?

August 18, 2014     Joe Marion
A recent conversation with an early EMR adopter healthcare provider resulted in an interesting dialog about the value of an EMR to the clinician, and the question of whether EMRs are really physician friendly.

When It Comes to the New Healthcare, Middle Tennessee Is Not Middle Earth

August 15, 2014     Mark Hagland
The innovations taking place at Mission Point Health Partners reflect a broadening of pioneering ACO efforts all across the U.S.

Can Physicians Lead Patients to Water and Get Them to Drink It?

August 15, 2014     Gabriel Perna
It’s no secret that getting patients to view, download, and transmit their data requirement for Stage 2 of meaningful use is tripping up hospitals and office-based physicians alike. A recently released survey gave insight as to why that might be.

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