California Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal in Data Breach Lawsuit Ruling

October 21, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
The year 2014 continues to be a kind year to healthcare provider organizations in California that have been sued for a data breach.

Medication Preparation Improved with a Web-Based Tool

October 21, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
article
In pediatric emergencies, medication doses must be prepared accurately and quickly. A recent University of Kentucky study has shown that a web-based medication reference tool has helped with both preciseness and speed compared to traditional methods.

Report: Growth in Health Wearables Could be Stunted by Cost, Privacy Concerns

October 21, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
While the adoption of wearable devices is expected to rise, health consumers are still concerned over privacy and cost issues, according to a report.

Maryland ACOs Find Data Integrity Key to Progress

October 21, 2014     David Raths
blog
MedChi Network Services (MNS), a subsidiary of the Maryland Medical Society, operates three Medicare Shared Savings Program Advance Payment ACOs, and has learned some lessons about the importance of data integrity to the overall mission of ACOs

Teladoc Adds Healthcare Leaders to Board of Directors

October 21, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news
Teladoc, a Dallas, Tx.-based telehealth provider, has announced the addition of two healthcare leaders to the company’s board of directors: former U.S. Senator William Frist, M.D. and former Medco Health Solutions chairman and CEO David B. Snow.

ROI Important to the VNA?

October 20, 2014     Joe Marion
blog
In a recent conversation with Jeff Timbrook, global vice president of healthcare, Perceptive Software (http://www.perceptivesoftware.com/), the subject of an ROI analysis came up with respect to the vendor neutral archive (VNA). Jeff was curious as to whether...

Mercy Health of Cincinnati Awarded with Stage 7 and Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards

October 20, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news
HIMSS Analytics has awarded four Mercy Health of Cincinnati hospitals with Stage 7 Awards, and all of its associated ambulatory clinics, located throughout Ohio and Kentucky, with Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards.

Striving Forward, Atrius Health Focuses on ACO-Driven Learning

October 20, 2014     Mark Hagland
article
At Atrius Health, a non-profit alliance of six community-based medical groups in Massachusetts, mastering the ins and outs of the Pioneer ACO Program is part of a long-term strategic plan

Medical Device Industry Needs to Prepare for Disruptive Changes: Report

October 20, 2014     John DeGaspari
news
A report released by A.T. Kearney says that disruptive changes taking place in healthcare will change the competitive landscape of the medical device industry, and that device manufacturers will need to look at new segments and end-to-end solutions that are...

Research: Mobile App Can Help Detect Early Signs of Glaucoma

October 20, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
A mobile health (mHealth) app can help clinicians detect early signs of glaucoma, according to new research.

Report: Computer Assisted Coding Applications Slated for Strong Growth

October 20, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
news
Computer-assisted coding applications are poised for increased growth among hospitals, according new data from HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

Blogs

Maryland ACOs Find Data Integrity Key to Progress

October 21, 2014     David Raths
MedChi Network Services (MNS), a subsidiary of the Maryland Medical Society, operates three Medicare Shared Savings Program Advance Payment ACOs, and has learned some lessons about the importance of data integrity to the overall mission of ACOs

ROI Important to the VNA?

October 20, 2014     Joe Marion
In a recent conversation with Jeff Timbrook, global vice president of healthcare, Perceptive Software (http://www.perceptivesoftware.com/), the subject of an ROI analysis came up with respect to the vendor neutral archive (VNA). Jeff was curious as to whether ROI analyses come...

Amid a Building Crisis, Could Clinical Decision Support Tools Make a Difference in Managing the Ebola Outbreak?

October 17, 2014     Mark Hagland
As developments move forward rapidly in the growing Ebola crisis in the U.S., could the leveraging of strong clinical decision support tools make a difference in patient care organizations?

Navigating Through the Muddy Interoperability Waters

October 16, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Early last week, KLAS research released a much-anticipated report on provider organizations’ journeys towards greater EHR interoperability. The study’s results might make things murkier at first, but a deeper look helps gain some perspective.

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