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Public-Private Health IT Partnership in Vermont Improving Care Coordination

September 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Six months since go-live on a patient notification technology platform in the state of Vermont, more than 400 provider sites across New England have been notified that their patients have been seen at Vermont hospitals.

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.

At the New York HIT Summit, Diving into Unchartered Cybersecurity Waters

September 27, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Leading cybersecurity experts in the New York area collectively met at the local HIT Summit on Sept. 27, sponsored by Healthcare Informatics, to discuss how the healthcare cybersecurity landscape has changed, and how hospitals and health systems could better...

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

USC’s Keck Medical Center Reports Ransomware Attack

September 26, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Los Angeles-based Keck Medical Center, part of the University of Southern California, has confirmed that two if its servers were hit with ransomware last month, leading to encrypted files that employees could not access.

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.

Washington Debrief: Happy National Health IT Week!

September 26, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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Today marks the start of National Health IT Week, an annual celebration and coordinated advocacy campaign to articulate the importance of health information technology.

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.
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