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Seven Healthcare Organizations Awarded HHS Funding to Advance Common Standards

September 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced seven recipients of two funding opportunities with the aim of improving the flow of health information.

HIE Leaders Up the Ante for “Actionable Data” at New York HIT Summit

September 28, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During a panel discussion on health data exchange, health IT leaders in New York discussed the core challenge of making the data it gets from New York patient care organizations usable.

At New York HIT Summit, an MD Leader Outlines How HIT Can Enhance Patient Centered Medical Homes

September 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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At the Health IT Summit on Tuesday, Salvatore Volpe, M.D, chief medical officer at Staten Island Performing Provider Systems, urged physician leaders to adopt health IT to increase efficiency and improve patient care within Patient-Centered Medical Homes.

Survey: Healthcare Reform, IT Burdens Play Key Role in Reduced Physician Morale

September 27, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Across the U.S., physician morale is down, with leading contributors including regulatory/paperwork burden, dissatisfaction with electronic health records (EHRs), and doubts about the future of healthcare reform.

Study: Patient Identification Errors Can Pose a Serious Risk to Patient Safety

September 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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While most patient identification errors are caught before patients are harmed, some wrong-patient events are fatal and many have the potential to cause harm. Technology, such as bar coding, can help to prevent these errors, according to an ECRI Institute report.

Making Sense of Data Analytics Development Now

September 26, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The Chartis Group’s Mary Jo Morrison shares her perspectives on the current gaps in strategy and tactics around data analytics for accountable care and population health

Department of Justice Awards $8.8 Million in Grant Funding for PDMPs

September 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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In efforts to help states reduce prescription drug abuse and misuse, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it is providing close to $9 million in grants to 19 state states to help create, implement and enhance prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs).

Federal Leaders Release New Tools to Help Providers Better Leverage Health IT

September 26, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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President Barack Obama issued a message on Sept. 26 to kick off National Health IT Week, expressing optimism for where the industry stands today as well as hope for “reaching for the next frontier of innovation.”

Care New England Health System Will Pay $400,000 Settlement for Potential HIPAA Violations

September 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Providence, R.I.-based Care New England Health System has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle potential HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules violations, stemming from a 2012 data breach at Woman and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

AMA Survey: Docs Bullish on Efficient Digital Health Tools

September 26, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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While overall physician optimism towards digital health is present across all ages, health IT tools need to be beneficial to clinical practice and not a burden, according to an American Medical Association (AMA) survey on digital health.

Across the U.S. and Globally, Healthcare Systems are Collaborating to Accelerate Precision Cancer Medicine Development

September 23, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Leading healthcare systems are developing innovative collaborations with other health systems as well as with commercial partners to drive forward advancements in precision medicine, with an eye to accelerating personalized cancer treatments.

Study Finds Wide Variability in Effectiveness of CPOE Tools in Pediatric Hospitals

September 23, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Researchers investigating the safety of CPOE systems at pediatric inpatient facilities found that while systems on average are able to intercept a majority of potential medication errors, their effectiveness varied widely among implementations.
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