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A Look Inside KLAS’ New Approach to Measuring Interoperability

December 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
How did a bunch of HIT stakeholders come together to measure interoperability? Healthcare Informatics takes a behind the scenes look.

For Hospitals, Patient Misidentification Impacts Patient Safety, Productivity and the Bottom Line

December 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
Patient misidentification costs clinicians close to 30 minutes in wasted time per shift and contributes to 35 percent of all medical claims being denied, according to a recent survey of care providers compiled by The Ponemon Institute.

Nonprofit Xcertia Formed to Promote Best Practices for Mobile Health Apps

December 12, 2016  |  David Raths
news
Four organizations have announced the formation of a new, multi-stakeholder collaboration called Xcertia to focus on assuring the quality and safety of mobile health apps.

In the HIT C-Suite, Priorities are Changing—And Titles, Too

December 12, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Roles are evolving and titles are changing inside the healthcare C-suite. Moving forward, having a data-driven strategic vision will be critical for operational success.

RSNA Attendance Remains Similar to Last Year’s Levels

November 29, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
news
Attendance at the annual conference of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), which had been dipping in past years, saw a slight uptick this year, based on a preliminary estimate released by RSNA officials

Massachusetts Governor Launches Digital Healthcare Council

November 28, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has announced the creation of a Digital Healthcare Council, a public-private partnership that will advise the administration on the future of the state’s digital healthcare industry.

For One Solo Doc Practice, a Fearless IT Journey

November 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Allison Blazek, M.D. made a bold career move in 2008, going from working in the ER at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas to starting a unique internal medicine solo practice.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Recognized as HIMSS Stage 7

November 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Hartford, Conn.-based Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has been recognized as an Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 7 organization by HIMSS Analytics for its collaboration among operational, IT resources and partnering vendors to...

During Congressional Hearing, Security Experts Cite Need for IoT Security Regulations

November 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
The lack of adequate security standards for connected devices poses significant risks to the country’s digital infrastructure and could result in serious consequences if cyberattacks target medical devices in particular, according to several security experts...

Cambia Health, Mosaic Partner to Launch Echo Health Ventures

November 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Durham, N.C.-based Mosaic Health Solutions and Portland, Ore.-based Cambia Health Solutions announced the development of Echo Health Ventures, a healthcare investment company.

AMA Adopts Principles to Support Use of mHealth Apps

November 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
During its interim meeting in Orlando this week, the American Medical Association (AMA) approved a list of principles guiding coverage and payment policies concerning mobile health apps and devices.

Coming Back From a Hiatus

November 15, 2016  |  Tim Tolan
commentary
I recommend several steps in explaining a hiatus and a big absence from the HCIT workforce.

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