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In Health Affairs Blog, DeSalvo, Washington Share Ambitions for an Interoperable Future

October 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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The immediate past and current National Coordinators for HIT co-author a commentary in Health Affairs online, touting the gains made in EHR adoption, and sharing thoughts on the elements needed to produce a more digitally interoperable healthcare system

A Look at Mayo Clinic’s Daring Enterprise Analytics Leap

September 30, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic have made tremendous progress around quality measures reporting, through an enterprise-wide strategic data analytics initiative, the health system’s director of enterprise analytics told Health IT Summit-New...

Uber, Circulation Collaborate on Hospital Pilot Program for Patient Transportation

September 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Boston-based startup Circulation, as Uber’s preferred healthcare platform partner, is launching a digital healthcare transportation platform as a pilot program at several East Coast acute care and children’s 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.

Study: Patient Identification Errors can Prove Fatal

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

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.”

At iHT2-Toronto, Delving Into the Complexity of Data Security Issues, at the Provider and Policy Levels

September 21, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Data security continues to ramp up as a key issue for healthcare IT leaders across Canada, a panel of industry experts agreed, during the first day of the Health IT Summit in Toronto

Study: 30 Percent of Patient Data Breaches Involve Business Associates

September 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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So far in 2016, third-party data breaches have impacted 4.5 million patients, indicating that third-party business associates pose an alarming risk to patient data, according to a new report from Protenus and DataBreaches.net.

At the CHIME LEAD Forum-Toronto, A Strong Focus on Cybersecurity Challenges

September 20, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare IT leaders came together on Tuesday in Toronto, at the CHIME LEAD Forum-Toronto, to get into granular discussions of the cybersecurity challenges facing Canadian, U.S., and global healthcare

ONC’s New Leader Defends Agency’s Role in EHR Oversight

September 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In a meeting with health IT press on Sept. 19, Vindell Washington, M.D., new National Coordinator for Health IT, defended the ONC's role in overseeing and reviewing electronic health records (EHR) and other health IT products.

Catching Up with Tim Zoph, and Parsing the Current Inflection Point in U.S. Healthcare

September 19, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Tim Zoph, who has spent decades as a leader in healthcare and healthcare IT, shares his perspectives on where things are headed next in U.S. healthcare—in both the healthcare IT and facilities development spheres, and beyond

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