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HIMSS15 Survey: Mobile Tech Helps With Cost Savings, Patient Care

Rajiv Leventhal
More than 90 percent of survey respondents are utilizing mobile devices within their organizations to engage patients in their healthcare, according to new research revealed at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Chicago.

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Intermountain, LSU Named Founding Members of Healthcare Services Platform Consortium

September 2, 2015   |  David Raths
The Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC), a provider-led initiative to launch a next-generation interoperability platform, announced the commitment of two initial founding members: Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare and LSU Health Care...

UCLA Health System Gets Hacked Again

September 2, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Los Angeles-based UCLA Health System has been hacked again, just recently announcing that it is sending notification letters to 1,242 individuals about the theft of a laptop computer containing patient information.

How to Better Understand IT Security Risks at Healthcare Organizations

September 2, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
In Part 1 of a two-part interview, NYU Langone’s head of information security risk management discusses the growing problem of healthcare organizations being unable to effectively protect their data.

With Bundled Payments Moving Forward Fast, One Attorney Offers His Perspective on the “Next Wave”

September 2, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Rob Stone, a partner in the Atlanta-based law firm Alston & Bird, shares his perspectives on the bundled-payments revolution, which could soon require mandatory participation in 75 healthcare markets

Washington Debrief: CIOs Sought for ONC Advisory Committee

September 1, 2015   |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
Health IT Policy Committee and Health IT Standards Committees are seeking applicants to fill vacancies on the Federal Advisory Committees to assist the Office of the National Coordinator in setting national health IT policy.

A Model for Health Information Privacy, Security and Compliance Preparedness

September 1, 2015   |  Lee Barrett
When some healthcare organizations are making a last-minute mad dash to prepare for HIPAA audits and others are in denial, keeping their heads down just hoping to avoid the wider net cast, there are a few shining examples of proactive and comprehensive...

Moving Beyond Predictive to Prescriptive Analytics

August 31, 2015   |  David Raths
A partnership between data scientists at the University of Washington Tacoma and MultiCare Health System is fine-tuning algorithms to better predict which chronic heart failure patients would be most susceptible to readmission within 30 days.

EHR Optimization and Clinical Transformation Push Ahead at CHI Franciscan Health

August 30, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Dean Field, M.D., vice president for informatics and operations at CHI Franciscan Health in Tacoma, Washington, is helping to lead important initiatives in EHR optimization and clinical IT-facilitated care delivery transformation

Task Force Recommends Coordinated Registries Network for Medical Device Evaluation

August 28, 2015   |  David Raths
A task force convened by the Food & Drug Administration has recommended that the federal government and other stakeholders support the creation of a comprehensive partnership on medical devices to monitor the products' performance after they become...

Premier’s Damore: With the Right Help, ACOs Are Moving in the Right Direction

August 28, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
As new Medicare Pioneer ACO and MSSP program results are released, Premier, Inc.’s Joe Damone shares insights on Premier ACO Collaborative members’ progress across several areas of endeavor

Survey: 81 Percent of Healthcare Orgs Have Been Hacked in Past Two Years

August 27, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Eighty-one percent of healthcare executives say that their organizations have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet, or other cyber attack during the past two years, and only half feel that they are adequately prepared in preventing attacks, according...

Why Did Two Very Similar EHR Satisfaction Surveys Produce Two Very Different Results?

August 26, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
I became quite intrigued when I read two surveys on electronic health records (EHRs) over the past few weeks that garnered very different results.