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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

Survey: Workflow Design is Key to Improving the Quality of Health IT Implementation

August 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Healthcare quality leaders say improving workflow efficiency should be a top priority to help healthcare organizations strengthen the quality of their technology implementation, according to a survey by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

AMA Immediate Past President Challenges Healthcare IT Leaders to Fix EHRs

August 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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In the opening keynote address at the Health IT Summit in Nashville, Steven J. Stack, M.D., immediate past president of the AMA, called on healthcare IT leaders to pressure vendors to improve the usability and reliability of EHRs

Health IT Security Nuances and Complexities the Focus of First Panel Discussion at iHT2-Nashville

August 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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In a wide-ranging conversation, participants in the first panel discussion of the day at the Health IT Summit in Nashville looked at the broad array of challenges and opportunities facing healthcare IT leaders around data security in the present moment

Health IT Security Luminary Mac McMillan Offers Views on Accelerating Data Dangers

August 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Mac McMillan, CEO of the CynergisTek consulting firm, told CHIME/AEHIS LEAD Forum Attendees on Wednesday that the threats to healthcare IT security are now accelerating at an alarming pace

Allscripts Partners with Hospital IQ for Predictive Analytics, Announces Genomics Initiative with NIH

August 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Health information technology vendor Allscripts Healthcare announced two separate initiatives this week to integrate a genomic solution and predictive analytics technologies with its electronic health record (EHR) systems.

Press Ganey to be Acquired by Equity Firm EQT

August 9, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Press Ganey, the South Bend, Ind.-based healthcare consulting and solutions firm, is being acquired by Swedish private equity group EQT in a deal valued at about $2.35 billion.

Are Data Security Measures Getting in the Way of Efficient Workflow? Healthcare Providers in the Trenches Share their Stories

August 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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While high-level discussions about data security strategies are important at every healthcare delivery organization, it’s critical to keep in mind how security measures are impacting the physicians who work in the trenches every day to provide patient care.

Financing All That Information Technology: One Healthcare Financing Expert's View

August 9, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Gary Amos, of Siemens Financial Services, shares his perspectives on the challenges that healthcare leaders are facing as they try to acquire the capital needed to finance big-ticket IT investments

VA Selects Lockheed Martin Company for Renovation of Health Benefits Program

August 8, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected a Lockheed Martin subsidiary to modernize and maintain the agency’s Enrollment Health Benefits Determination (EHBD) program.

Geisinger’s Chief Strategic Information Officer: OpenNotes Is the Future

August 8, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Alistair Erskine, M.D., chief strategic information officer at the pioneering Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, sees OpenNotes as a key element in the new patient-physician—and consumer-health system—relationship

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