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Report: Despite Widespread Usage, Docs Relatively Dissatisfied with EHRs

August 29, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Very few physicians these days operate their practices without an electronic health record (EHR), but satisfaction levels with the technology have dropped some, according to Medscape’s EHR Report 2016.

athenahealth Acquires Care Coordination Platform Patient IO

August 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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athenahealth has acquired Austin-based care coordination platform Patient IO (officially known as Filament Labs, Inc.) and the mobile solution will form the basis for athenahealth’s patient-facing mobile app, athenaWell.

Global Healthcare IT Solutions Market Worth $228 Billion by 2020, Report Says

August 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The global healthcare IT solutions market will be worth $228.79 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 13.4 percent, according to a forecast by India-based market research firm MarketsandMarkets.

Nashville Could Become Next Major Health IT Hub, Report Finds

August 25, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Nashville, Tenn. very well could become the next big health IT “hub” in the U.S., according to a new analysis from the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.

Looking at the Current Mergers and Acquisitions Landscape with Berkery Noyes

August 25, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The report released last month by the Berkery Noyes Investment Bankers firm points to moderate merger-and-acquisition activity going forward

Sansum Clinic Recognized for Reaching HIMSS Stage 6 for Ambulatory EHR

August 23, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Sansum Clinic has been recognized for achieving Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption Model, or EMRAM, as designated by HIMSS Analytics.

A Strong Message from Two HIT Leaders on Leadership and Strategy and What Lies Ahead

August 21, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Two presenters at the Health IT Summit in Seattle last week, coming at the subject from different vantage points, ended up reinforcing the same exceptionally important points about healthcare strategy and leadership in the current operating environment

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Deploys Text Messaging Platform To Enhance Patient Communication, Engagement

August 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has partnered with digital health startup Well on a secure text messaging platform that will enable front office staff to more effectively communicate with patients.

At iHT2-Seattle: Leadership, Culture as Keys to the Success of IT and Innovation

August 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Suzanne Anderson of Seattle’s Virginia Mason Health System, and Sajid Ahmed of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles, shared with iTH2-Seattle attendees some lessons learned around leadership

At iHT2-Seattle, One CISO Offers a Comprehensive View of the Current IT Security Risk Environment

August 16, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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In the opening keynote presentation at iHT2-Seattle, Cris V. Ewell, Ph.D., CISO at UW Medicine in Seattle, shared his perspectives on the challenges of gearing up to develop truly comprehensive IT security strategies—and executing on those strategies

FBI Agent to CHIME Attendees: The Cybersecurity Environment Is Becoming More Dangerous

August 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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FBI Supervisory Special Agent Timothy J. Wallach shared with attendees of the CHIME/AEHIS LEAD Forum Event in Seattle some of the latest trends in cybercriminality that are affecting or about to affect U.S. healthcare organizations

Pondering the DeSalvo Era at ONC—And the Healthcare IT Policy Challenges That Lie Ahead: An Analysis

August 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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As Karen DeSalvo, M.D. leaves the ONC, a kaleidoscopic array of policy and process issues faces her successor and the agency itself, at a time of tremendous change and challenge for healthcare IT and healthcare IT policy

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