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Health Catalyst Incorporates Regenstrief’s NLP Solution in Its Analytics Platform

At the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando, the nonprofit Regenstrief Institute announced a partnership with analytics vendor Health Catalyst involving Regenstrief's artificial intelligence-powered text analytics technology.

Survey: Cybersecurity Getting More Attention at the C-Suite and Board Level

Cybersecurity has been elevated to a central concern for healthcare providers, with more attention at the board level and the C-suite, according to a new survey by Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The study found that 42 percent of organizations have a vice president or C-level official in charge of cybersecurity and for 39 percent of organizations, the head of cybersecurity is at the director level.

Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety Focuses on Patient Identification

The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety has rolled out its second set of Safe Practice Recommendations with a focus on reducing patient misidentification.

IBM Watson Health Expands Imaging, Population Health Efforts

IBM’s Watson Health kicked off HIMSS17 in Orlando on Monday with a slew of announcements, including a clinical imaging review platform and partnerships with several large provider organizations on population health and value-based health initiatives.

Federal Government Affirms $100M in Funding to Help Small Practices with Quality Payment Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has affirmed the awarding of approximately $20 million to 11 organizations for the first year of a five-year program to provide on-the-ground training and education about the Quality Payment Program.

DoD Deploys Cerner EHR System, MHS Genesis, at Fairchild AFB

Last week, the U.S. Defense Department deployed a commercial, off-the-shelf electronic health record system from Cerner at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington as part of a DOD-wide roll out of the EHR system.

Poor Connectivity Disrupts Productivity

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Having an infrastructure built on outdated technologies can result in a variety of business challenges. In this eBook, we examine connectivity solutions that can address these issues and provide work groups with the tools they need to increase productivity,...

LIVE FROM HIMSS17: A Brief Chat with AHIMA’s Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D.

February 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D., the president and CEO of AHIMA, shared his thoughts on this year’s HIMSS Conference during a visit to the Healthcare Informatics booth on the HIMSS exhibit floor

LIVE From HIMSS17: HIE Leaders Discuss Sustainability and Emerging Services to Deliver Value

February 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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During a pre-conference session at HIMSS17 on Sunday, executive leaders at three HIE organizations addressed the issue of HIE sustainability and discussed emerging HIE services to provide actionable, agile data to healthcare providers at the point of care.

Survey: Nurse Informaticists Seek More Training, Certification

February 21, 2017  |  David Raths
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Nurse informaticists continue to pursue additional informatics education and training, according to a newly released HIMSS 2017 workforce survey.

ONC Prioritizes 21st Century Cures At HIMSS17 Town Hall, but Waiting on Political Leadership for Next Steps

February 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the Office for National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) Town Hall on the official opening day of HIMSS17, the federal agency revealed its highest priorities, with the recently passed 21st Century Cures Act topping the list.

At HIMSS17, Marc Probst Again Urges for End of Meaningful Use

February 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In an exclusive interview with Healthcare Informatics, Intermountain CIO Marc Probst discusses the health IT industry's most pressing issues, and says that federal officials should do away with Meaningful Use.

Value-Based Care: Yes, There Is Low-Hanging Fruit

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For the CIOs of hospitals and health systems just beginning to transform from fee-for-service to value-based care, it’s important to know two things: 1) value-based care is here to stay, and 2) there is low-hanging fruit.

More Than 40,000 Attendees at HIMSS17; Nearly Identical to HIMSS16 Attendance

February 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Slightly more than 40,000 people are in attendance this year at HIMSS17, being held at the Orange Coounty Convention Center in Orlando, Florida

LIVE FROM HIMSS17: ONC CMIO Andrew Gettinger, M.D. on Listening to the MD Community Going Forward

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Andrew Gettinger, M.D., ONC's CMIO, shared his perspectives on some of the regulatory burdens facing physicians around quality measurement—and what approaches federal healthcare officials might take to address those burdens

Live from HIMSS17: Cybersecurity Leaders Dive Into New and Emerging Threats

February 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At HIMSS17, experts in the cybersecurity space dove into the latest emerging trends regarding healthcare information security and protection, with newfound emphasis on medical device security.

HIMSS17 Leadership Survey Reveals Convergences, Gaps, Between Providers and Vendors on Issues Facing Healthcare

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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On Monday at HIMSS17 in Orlando, leaders of the HIMSS organization revealed the results of this year’s annual survey, which focused for the first time on comparing and contrasting provider perspectives with those of vendors and consultants

LIVE FROM HIMSS17: IBM’s Rometty: Cognitive Computing Has Put Us on the Verge of a “Golden Age” in Healthcare

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty told HIMSS17 attendees in her opening keynote address that cognitive computing in healthcare “is mainstream, and it is real,” and predicted a “Golden Age” for healthcare worldwide, through AI-facilitated advances

Return on Investment in the Face of Enterprise Change: Infirmary Health's Journey to EHR Optimization

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In the full article, we learn how Infirmary Health optimized the EHR for physician adoption and how that was key to the larger cultural change required for moving them from a traditional hospital-centric environment to the patient-centered, accountable care,...