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Geisinger CIO John Kravitz: IT Facilitating Continuous Care Delivery Transformation—In Real Time

May 24, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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John M. Kravitz, who became CIO of the Geisinger Health System about four months ago, has a broad strategic vision for what IT can do to facilitate continuous transformation in care delivery at the already-pioneering integrated health system

Kansas Heart Hospital Hit With Ransomware; Hackers Do Not Unlock Files After Receiving Ransom Payment

May 23, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Wichita, Kan.-based Kansas Heart Hospital was hit with a ransomware attack last Wednesday, but after the hospital paid an undisclosed ransom, the hackers demanded more, according to local news reports.

How Big a Role Is Health IT Playing in Physician Burnout?

May 23, 2016  |  David Raths
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I spoke recently with Philip Kroth, M.D., associate CMIO at the University of New Mexico Hospitals, about an AHRQ-funded study of the health-IT related factors associated with clinician stress and burnout.

Washington Debrief: Ransomware Subject of Senate Hearing

May 23, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary examined what authority the nation’s law enforcement agencies need to pursue botnets and to prosecute those illegally accessing or manipulating data.

Most Interesting Vendors 2016: Leidos: Healthcare IT’s “Quiet Company" Becoming Less Quiet By the Day

May 23, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Snaring the Defense Department’s EHR implementation contract (in partnership with Cerner) last year helped open new doors of market recognition for Leidos Health—and its senior executives see tremendous opportunity ahead

A Sober Analysis Sees Both Forward Movement and Complexity in ACO Development Nationwide

May 21, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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An article published last month in the Health Affairs Blog offers a compelling analysis of the growth and progress of ACO development nationwide—and perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of ACO development going forward

Study: Hospitals Making Significant Investments in Smartphone-Based Communications

May 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Sixty-three percent of hospitals and health systems have deployed or plan to deploy a mobile communications platform supporting more than 500 smartphones in the next year, according to a new survey from Spyglass Consulting Group.

System Design Can Improve Radiologist-Physician Communication Productivity

May 20, 2016  | 
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Clinician and patient collaboration, aided by technology are vital to productivity improvement and can benefit clinical decision support and results communication

UConn Health Appoints Dirk Stanley, M.D., as First CMIO to Oversee EMR Implementation Project

May 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The University of Connecticut Health Center (UConn Health), based in Farmington, Conn., has announced the appointment of Dirk Stanley, M.D., as its first Chief Medical Information Officer.

MUSC Health Invests $36M in Patient Monitoring Technology Partnership

May 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina Health (MUSC Health) announced an 8-year, $36 million strategic partnership with Philips to implement integrated patient monitoring technologies.

CIOs Under Pressure to Keep Up With Interoperability, Big Data and Security Challenges

May 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare CIOs expect IT budgets to increase in the next two years, but, at the same time, healthcare IT leaders are facing pressing challenges related to security and compliance and the role of IT in driving revenue, according to a new survey report.

EMRAM 2.0: HIMSS Analytics Raises the Bar in its Push for Hospitals to Reach Stage 7

May 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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As IT implementation and optimization becomes more sophisticated across provider organizations, HIMSS Analytics plans to launch an updated version of its EMR adoption model.
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