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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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Texas Gov. Signs Bill for Expanded Health Data Interoperability

July 1, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill into law to promote improved and expanded health data interoperability for Texas public health.

HHS Launches Online Tool for Disaster Readiness

July 1, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched an online interactive tool to aid community health agencies and emergency management officials in disaster preparedness.

Cybersecurity is an Increased Business Priority for Healthcare Leaders, Survey Finds

June 30, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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Provider leaders, on average, use 11 different technologies to shield their organization’s protected health information (PHI), a new survey revealed.

Under Healthcare Reform, Where Do Practicing Physicians Go From Here?

June 30, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Physicians in all settings in U.S. healthcare—private practice, medical group management, and association leadership—are living through the inevitably messy transition to the new healthcare

HHS Recognizes Winners for Healthcare Innovation

June 29, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced the seven winners of the 2015 HHS Innovates Awards, a program designed to reward creative solutions developed by HHS employees in response to some of the nation’s most...

Time to Apply Pressure for Hemodynamic Standards

June 26, 2015   |  Joe Marion
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It's time to apply pressure on vendors and standards agencies to create a standard for hemodynamic system interoperability.

Why Hackers Love Healthcare Organizations

June 26, 2015   |  Barry Shteiman, director of Exabeam Labs
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If you look at all the data breaches that took place in 2014, you might conclude that healthcare organizations have lax cybersecurity protocols. You’d be wrong, but it’s not hard to see how you might reach that conclusion.

At AMDIS, AMIA’s Fridsma Promotes the Rethinking of MD Documentation for EHR Usability

June 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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On June 24 at the AMDIS Physician-Computer Connection Symposium, Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D. urged CMIOs to help rethink usability and function in EHRs

Healtheway Rebrands, Now Called “The Sequoia Project”

June 25, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healtheway, the McLean, Va.-based public-private collaborative that supports the eHealth Exchange and Carequality, is being renamed and will now be known as The Sequoia Project.

Report: Healthcare Industry in Midst of Digital Revolution

June 24, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare executives expect that, within the next three years, their industry will need to focus as much on training machines as they do on training people, according to a new report by the New York City-based Accenture.

ONC’s Michael McCoy, M.D. at AMDIS: Information-Blocking for Proprietary Reasons Is “Just Wrong”

June 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Health information blocking was a highlighted subject of the presentation given by ONC chief health information officer Michael McCoy, M.D. June 24 at the annual AMDIS Physician-Computer Connection Symposium

NYU Langone’s CIO on Becoming Paperless One Application at a Time

June 24, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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Thanks to leadership at NYU Langone Medical Center, trees will be able to sleep a little easier. Clipboards on the other hand? Not so much.