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Powering patient engagement with healthcare CRM

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ScienceSoft interprets patient engagement from the IT side and explains why CRM is at the core of patient-caregiver cooperation. As there is no established definition of patient engagement, contradictory opinions clash with common points of view all the time....

EHRs’ Evolution: Are They Advancing Too Slowly?

August 24, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Last week, a commentary from physicians in JAMA about their dissatisfaction with electronic health records got me thinking about the different stages of technology’s growth.

Memorial Health Care Systems, Bryan Health Partner on Virtual Care for Rural Nebraska Patients

August 24, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Memorial Health Care Systems (MHCS) has partnered with Lincoln, Neb.-based Bryan Health to launch Memorial eVisit, a virtual care platform to provide healthcare services to rural Nebraska patients.

Addressing Health IT Staffing Challenges and Talent Gaps

August 24, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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With an ongoing demand for skilled health IT professionals, one industry thought leader discusses the staffing challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders and offers insights into how to address the talent gap.

OIG Identifies Security Vulnerabilities in CMS’s Wireless Networks

August 24, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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A penetration test of data centers operated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services found vulnerabilities in security controls over its wireless networks.

CoxHealth CMIO Louis Krenn Talks SMART on FHIR

August 24, 2016  |  David Raths
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CoxHealth CMIO Louis Krenn, M.D., believes the “app store” model for modular improvements to EHRs is very promising. “Everybody has a smartphone in their pocket and everyone understands apps and add-ons."

Imaging Informatics: The Keys to Launching Vendor-Neutral Data

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As healthcare organizations see their troves of imaging data grow exponentially, many are concerned about how to leverage that data to their best advantage. The restructuring of processes and image metadata practices are a must as healthcare providers...

Survey: CIOs Prioritize Enterprise Imaging Strategies, but Interoperability Remains Core Challenge

August 24, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although imaging has now evolved into a core responsibility for an organization’s IT staff, more than half of responding CIOs said they cannot yet move imaging data between systems and applications, according to a new survey of CHIME members.

Sansum Clinic Recognized for Reaching HIMSS Stage 6 for Ambulatory EHR

August 23, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Sansum Clinic has been recognized for achieving Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption Model, or EMRAM, as designated by HIMSS Analytics.

Assisting Providers at the Point of Care: A Conversation with a Clinical Decision Support Pioneer

August 23, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Jonathan Teich, M.D., is on the leading edge of health IT, with great passion for clinical decision support systems. He recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about CDS trends and challenges.

ONC Releases 2017 Draft Interoperability Standards Advisory

August 23, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has issued its draft Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) for 2017 for public comment.

Survey: Hospital IT Execs Fearful of Mobile Security Threats

August 23, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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More than eight in 10 (82 percent) hospitals surveyed by Spyglass Consulting Group expressed grave concerns about their ability to support and protect mobile devices, patient data, and the hospital’s technology infrastructure as a result of the growing threat of...

Revamping Radiology Workflows for Improved Billing Accuracy: A Large Hospital’s Experience

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After multiple delays, healthcare organizations across the country are now required to code diagnoses and procedures using the 10th revision of International Statistical Classification of Disease and Related Health Problems, better known as ICD-10....

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EHRs’ Evolution: Are They Advancing Too Slowly?

August 24, 2016     Rajiv Leventhal
Last week, a commentary from physicians in JAMA about their dissatisfaction with electronic health records got me thinking about the different stages of technology’s growth.

CoxHealth CMIO Louis Krenn Talks SMART on FHIR

August 24, 2016     David Raths
CoxHealth CMIO Louis Krenn, M.D., believes the “app store” model for modular improvements to EHRs is very promising. “Everybody has a smartphone in their pocket and everyone understands apps and add-ons."

A Strong Message from Two HIT Leaders on Leadership and Strategy and What Lies Ahead

August 21, 2016     Mark Hagland
Two presenters at the Health IT Summit in Seattle last week, coming at the subject from different vantage points, ended up reinforcing the same exceptionally important points about healthcare strategy and leadership in the current operating environment

The Little Things That Matter

August 15, 2016    
The five things not thought about in the interview process that could lose the job.

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