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At UPMC, One Cardiologist/App Developer Explains Why He’s Passionate about Building New Technologies

June 24, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Shivdev (Shiv) Rao, M.D., is a practicing cardiologist in Pittsburgh who is excited to be deeply involved in app development at UPMC Enterprises, the integrated health system’s testbed division

VA Officials Discuss Modernizing EHR System During Senate Committee Hearing

June 24, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials indicated that the agency will likely look for a commercial electronic health record system during a discussion about its 40-year-old homegrown system at a Senate committee hearing this week.

The Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Clinical Information Systems

June 23, 2016  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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As a supplement to the Healthcare Informatics 100, Healthcare Informatics will be revealing its top 5 companies—based on percentage of total health IT revenue—within seven different product categories. Next up is Clinical Information Systems.

At UPMC, Mastering the IT Management Issues—On a Massive Scale

June 22, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Chris Carmody, senior vice president of enterprise infrastructure at the vast, 20-plus-hospital UPMC health system in Pittsburgh, details his bold plans for the organization’s IT future

At Boston CHIME LEAD Forum, the Cybersecurity Message is Loud and Clear: Good Defense is the Best Offense

June 22, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the Boston CHIME LEAD forum, held on Wednesday, June 22 at the Aloft Boston Seaport Hotel, a plethora of IT security leaders hammered home several core points about cybersecurity preparation, defense, strategy, and response.

In the East Bay, Two Health Systems Are Building a Virtual Safety Net to Better Coordinate Care for ER Patients

June 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Six East Bay hospitals are collaborating on the use of a technology platform that enables emergency departments at disparate health systems to share real-time patient data in order to track emergency room visits.

OpenNotes and AMDIS Partner to Advance Medical Record Transparency

June 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) and OpenNotes have announced a partnership to advance transparency in health care and enhance patient and clinician communication.

Ships Sailing? Trains Leaving Stations? Whatever Metaphor One Chooses, the New Healthcare Has Definitively Launched

June 21, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Whether one imagines ships sailing or trains leaving stations, one thing is clear: the new healthcare, with all of its data, process, and leadership challenges, seems to be at an inflection point around value-based care delivery and payment

HL7, IHE Renew Agreement for Interoperability, FHIR Collaboration

June 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Health Level Seven International (HL7) and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) have renewed their cooperation agreement to advance the goal of interoperability of health information.

What’s Preventing the Telehealth Market from Booming? One Lawyer Weighs In (Part 2)

June 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In Part two of an interview with Healthcare Informatics, Nathaniel Lacktman, head of law firm Foley & Lardner’s telemedicine and virtual care practice, continues to talk about the challenges that the telemedicine sector faces, providers’ thoughts on...

HHS Announces $100M in Funding to Help Small Practices with MACRA

June 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced $20 million each year over the next five years to fund on-the-ground Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) training and education for Medicare clinicians in individual or small...

AMA CEO: “Digital Snake Oil” Remarks Have Initiated Much-Needed Discussion

June 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Medical Association’s (AMA) CEO and executive vice president, James Madara, M.D., discussed further his recent comments about digital health products being “snake oil of the early 21st century.”
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