Two Large Health Systems in Chicago Metro Area to Combine to Become Area’s Largest

September 13, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University Health System announce a merger that will bring together two large, integrated health systems in Chicago into what will be the largest integrated health system in Illinois

A New Hospital Meets Human Resources Challenges

September 12, 2014     John DeGaspari
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Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, one of six hospitals in the LPH Hospital Group, is a new 83-bed hospital that opened its doors in June 2012. Harker Heights, a community of about 27,000 in Central Texas, is situated between Austin and Waco, about 60 miles...

Another Group Weighs in on Full-Year Reporting Requirement

September 12, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the latest advocacy group in health IT to share its displeasure with the full-year reporting requirement for Stage 2 of meaningful use.

Hacking in Healthcare: Don’t Get Caught in the Hype, Warns Consultant

September 12, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The Healthcare Informatics podcast welcomes back Impact Advisors’ Rob Faix to talk about hacking threats in healthcare. In August of this year, Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, Inc., one of the largest health systems in the U.S., got hacked and...

Analytics Rank as Top IT Priority, Health System Execs Say

September 12, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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A new survey of senior IT executives at some of the nation's largest health systems reveals that their top priority for IT infrastructure investment is analytics.

Study: ICD-10 Transition May Lead to Hospital Safety Complications

September 12, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have determined that the transition to ICD-10 could cause complications in hospital safety assessments.

Clearing the Air on the ICD-10 Transition: AHIMA’s Policy and Coding Leader Speaks Out

September 12, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Sue Bowman, Senior Director, Coding, Policy, and Compliance, at the American Health Information Management Association, shares her perspectives on the current moment in the journey towards the ICD-10 transition

Are EHRs Time-Savers? Another Element to an Enduring Debate

September 11, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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EHRs have become such a back-and-forth subject for medical professionals everywhere. A recent study has found that some doctors think they waste time using the technology. Are the study’s findings valid?

New Director of Consumer e-Health Named at ONC

September 11, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Lana Moriarty has been named by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) as the newest head of the Consumer e-Health program.

Naples Healthcare System Recognized With Stage 7 Award

September 11, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), has recognized two hospitals the Naples Community Hospital (NCH) Healthcare System, in Naples, Fla., with its Stage 7 Award.

Epic Looks to Improve Image on Capitol Hill

September 11, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Epic Systems (Verona, Wisc.) is hiring a lobbyist firm, Card & Associates, in an attempt to improve its image to members of Congress, Modern Healthcare first reported.

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Are EHRs Time-Savers? Another Element to an Enduring Debate

September 11, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
EHRs have become such a back-and-forth subject for medical professionals everywhere. A recent study has found that some doctors think they waste time using the technology. Are the study’s findings valid?

Patient Engagement: Making Progress Abroad and at Home Too

September 11, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Consumerized healthcare is becoming trendier by the day. Despite the cynical eye rolls this will garner from the medical community, there is emerging proof that the overall patient engagement concept is progressing around the globe and at home too.

Challenges for Population Health: A Clinical and Technology Approach

September 10, 2014     Dave Levin, M.D. and Pete Rivera
Now with Patient Centered Medical Home, Meaningful Use and Accountable Care we are seeing a shift in how we view this information. Data is now a valuable asset to be used as a patient health tool, not just for payment and operations.

Can Anyone Stop the (Consumer Electronics Hype Cycle) Insanity?

September 9, 2014     Mark Hagland
The intense hype around today’s set of product announcements from Apple reminded me of 90s fitness guru Susan Powter’s catchphrase, “Stop the Insanity!”

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