Research: Smartphone Owners More Likely to Use Patient Portals

September 4, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Digital health device owners are five times more likely to regularly use a patient portal to access personal health information than non-device owners, according to research from Parks Associates, which indicates that device ownership can be a driver for online...

Eclipsing the Perception of Data Blocking

September 4, 2015  |  Daniel Barchi, senior vice president and CIO of Yale New Haven Health System & the Yale School of Medicine
Some federal and state legislators have interpreted the country's lack of interoperability as “data blocking” by health systems, but there is little evidence that this is actually happening.

FDA OKs Digital Stethoscope That Streams Heart Sounds to EHR

September 4, 2015  |  David Raths
A new digital stethoscope that can wirelessly stream heart sounds to a HIPAA-compliant smartphone app and directly into the patient’s electronic health record has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance.

WHITEPAPER: mHealth Regulations: Global Efforts and Readiness

VIDEO: Social Media Data Drives Decision making at the American Red Cross

CASE STUDY: Spectrum health Takes a Community’s Vital Signs –With Social Media

IDC: Cerner/DoD Deal Will Create New Benchmark for EHR Market

September 4, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The massive U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) electronic health record (EHR) contract that was awarded in July to a team led by Cerner Corp. will create a new benchmark for ROI in the market for EHRs in large healthcare systems, according to recent analysis from...

Survey: CHIME Members Prioritize EHR Optimization

September 3, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Seventy percent of responding College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) members say that projects that will help them realize the value of their electronic health record (EHR) will be a top priority in the next year, according to a new...

OCR Fines Cancer Care Group $750K for Potential HIPAA Security Violations

September 3, 2015  |  Heather Landi
An Indiana-based radiation oncology practice, Cancer Care Group, P.C., agreed to pay $750,000 in potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules stemming from a 2012 data breach.

New Salesforce Platform Targets Improved Patient Engagement

September 3, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Customer relationship management company Salesforce has introduced a new healthcare platform, with the aim to help healthcare providers go beyond health records and build stronger relationships with patients.

Bronx-Lebanon’s CMIO Faces Forward on Challenges and Opportunities

September 3, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Robert Leviton, M.D., CMIO and physician advisor at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health System in New York City, is helping to lead his colleagues forward to meet multiple challenges and opportunities

ONC Terminates Certification of Two EHR Products

September 3, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has terminated the certifications of two electronic health record (EHR) products, previously certified as products that may be used as part of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive...

Intermountain, LSU Named Founding Members of Healthcare Services Platform Consortium

September 2, 2015  |  David Raths
The Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC), a provider-led initiative to launch a next-generation interoperability platform, announced the commitment of two initial founding members: Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare and LSU Health Care...

UCLA Health System Gets Hacked Again

September 2, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Los Angeles-based UCLA Health System has been hacked again, just recently announcing that it is sending notification letters to 1,242 individuals about the theft of a laptop computer containing patient information.


Why Did Two Very Similar EHR Satisfaction Surveys Produce Two Very Different Results?

August 26, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
I became quite intrigued when I read two surveys on electronic health records (EHRs) over the past few weeks that garnered very different results.

Glass Half-Empty, Half-Full, or Opaque? CMS Spins the New ACO Numbers

August 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
With the release of the latest results coming out of the MSSP and Pioneer ACO Programs, CMS officials choose unnecessarily to spin the numbers—when in fact, being frank about the challenges would have been better for everyone

Readmissions Penalties Get Very, Very Real

August 23, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
As the mandatory readmissions reduction program under Medicare expands and ramps up, hospital leaders need to ramp up with it—or face dire consequences

Can Healthcare IT Leaders Beat the Expectations Game with Good Governance?

August 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Good governance, industry leaders participating in a panel at iHT2-Seattle agreed, naturally emerges out of strategic vision-driven clarity in every organization

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