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HHS Plans to Strengthen Adult Immunization Health IT Infrastructure

February 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to improve adult vaccination rates through its National Adult Immunization Plan, which includes plans to improve the health IT infrastructure behind adult immunization registries.

Great Lakes Health Connect Invests $250K to Build Up Flint Michigan’s Health IT Infrastructure

February 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) and regional partners this week announced a $250,000 investment to build up information exchange to help address and mitigate the longer term health effects that may arise after lead exposure related to the Flint water crisis.

Study: Patients with Electronic Health Records Experience Fewer In-Hospital Adverse Events

February 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
A recent study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) indicates that patients exposed to a fully electronic health record (EHR) were between 17 and 30 percent less likely to experience in-hospital adverse events.

Does Your Health System Have a Chief Learning Officer?

February 10, 2016  |  David Raths
blog
As health systems grow larger through mergers and acquisitions, providing training and keeping track of training requirements has become a greater challenge. As in other industries, organizations are starting to hire chief learning officers to oversee...

Crisis Care Support: The Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona Breaks New Ground

February 10, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Major strides forward in caring for the seriously mentally ill in crisis are being facilitated by new advances taking place at the Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona, the first statewide behavioral HIE

Harnessing the Power of Mobile

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
Leading integrated health systems are moving beyond mobile deployment to the bigger picture of using mHealth solutions data to improve healthcare delivery.

Senate HELP Committee Passes Health IT Bill

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today unanimously passed the Improving Health Information Technology Act as well as six other biomedical innovation bills with bipartisan support.

Florida’s Statewide HIE Forges Ahead on Many Fronts

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
article
For the past five years, the Florida Health Information Exchange has steadily grown, while also continuously evolving to provide services that meet the changing health information technology needs of healthcare organizations throughout the state.

Lincare to Pay $240K in Civil Penalties for HIPAA Privacy Rule Violation

February 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Lincare, a provider of respiratory and infusion therapy and medical equipment to in-home patients, has been ordered to pay $239,800 in civil money penalties for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.

WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital Receives Stage 7 Award

February 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
York, Pa.-based WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital has reached Stage 7 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), developed by HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

ONC Addresses HIPAA's Role in Interoperability

February 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides many pathways for permissibly exchanging Protected Health Information (PHI), the Office for the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) says in a recent blog post and fact sheet.

Patient Engagement: Time to Shift from Tactical to Strategic

February 8, 2016  |  David Raths
article
With healthcare at the start of the transition to value-based payment and population health, there is widespread agreement that better patient engagement is important. But that is probably where the agreement ends.

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