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BCBS Puerto Rico Affiliate Hit with $3.5M HIPAA Fine

December 1, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Triple-S Management Corporation, a Puerto Rico-based insurance holding company affiliated with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, has agreed to complete a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance corrective action program and pay a $3.5...

Study: One in Three Family Physicians Already Pursuing Value-Based Payments

December 1, 2015  |  Heather Landi
A study conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) found that 33 percent of family physicians are already pursuing value-based payment opportunities, although lack of time was identified as a top barrier to implementing value-based care...

CPSI Acquires EHR Provider Healthland for $250M

December 1, 2015  |  Heather Landi
In a deal that will impact rural and community hospitals, Mobile, Ala.-based Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (CPSI) announced last week that it would acquire Healthland Holding Inc. and its affiliates for $250 million.

Cornell University Scientists Develop Stroke-Detecting Device

December 1, 2015  |  Heather Landi
Scientists at Cornell University’s Baker Institute for Animal Health have developed a device that helps diagnose stroke in less than ten minutes, according a study published in the journal Plus ONE.

Mac McMillan Live at the CHIME Lead Forum-Atlanta: Cybersecurity Must Move Beyond Defending the Perimeter

December 1, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Once again, prominent data security guru Mac McMillan, CEO of the Austin, Tx.-based consulting firm CynergisTek, told attendees at the CHIME Lead Forum-Atlanta that healthcare organizations must do more when it comes to protecting their data.

LIVE FROM RSNA: At Massachusetts General, an Assertive Push into CDS for Radiologists

December 1, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Tarik Alkasab, M.D., Ph.D. is helping to lead his fellow radiologists at Massachusetts General Hospital forward in a highly innovative initiative around clinical decision support in a radiology-specific context

Hospitals Lack Proper Web Security Programs, HIMSS Analytics Reports

November 30, 2015  |  Heather Landi
While healthcare leaders understand the risks to data security, many still do not understand the best way to address security challenges, leaving hospitals and health centers vulnerable to cybersecurity threats, according to a survey by HIMSS Analytics.

Survey: So Far, Most Orgs Satisfied with ICD-10 Transition

November 30, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
About eight in 10 healthcare organizations have said that the ICD-10 transition—now two months in—has gone smoothly, according to a KPMG LLP survey.

LIVE FROM RSNA: Highlighting the Drive Towards Data-Driven Healthcare, GE Healthcare Hosts a Broad Discussion

November 30, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Images, data, interoperability, and analytics were front and center in a discussion session involving provider leaders and senior executives of GE Healthcare, in the GE Healthcare booth Monday morning, at RSNA

Attendance Appears to Slide at RSNA 2015

November 30, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
If the final attendance numbers of RSNA15 remain close to the advance registration figures posted Monday by RSNA officials, attendance this year will have dipped 16 percent


A Story About Big Data and Wearables That’s Making Parkinson’s Patients (and me) Thankful

November 25, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
At the HIMSS Connected Health Conference earlier this month, I was fascinated by a session on the intersection of wearables and big data, and what’s being done to help Parkinson’s patients.

Teledentistry Making a Difference in Rural New York

November 24, 2015     David Raths
Finger Lakes Community Health has created a “patient-centered dental home” with an integrated team approach of using health IT, community health workers, primary care and specialty care providers to improve outcomes.

What New Orleans Healthcare Leaders Understood—and What HCI’s Innovator Awards Winners Are All Doing

November 24, 2015     Mark Hagland
The Louisiana Public Health Institute’s leaders went full-bore to create strong connections around care management for providers and patients—and won second place in our Innovator Awards Program as a result

An Interview with Michael Blum, M.D., Director of UCSF’s Center for Digital Health Innovation

November 22, 2015     David Raths
Michael Blum, M.D., UCSF’s associate vice chancellor for informatics and director of its Center for Digital Health Innovation describes some of his goals in working with tech giant Cisco on interoperability issues.

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