Children’s Hospital Launches Telemedicine Program for Pediatric Obesity

April 22, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children's Hospital has announced that it will launch a telemedicine program aimed to tackle pediatric obesity.

ONC Updates its Privacy and Security Guide

April 20, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Last week during the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) published a revised version of its “Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information.”

In Illinois, a Virtual Health Platform Has Become “The Facebook of Healthcare”

April 6, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Last year, the Chicago-based NextLevel Health Partners was awarded a contract to provide care coordination services to seniors, people with disabilities, and those newly eligible under the expansion of Medicaid under the ACA. A vital piece to that project was...

Making the Rounds: How Canadian Docs Have Embraced Social Networking

March 30, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
In the U.S., there is SERMO, a private social network exclusively for doctors, and Doximity, an online social networking service for physicians in the country. Canada, however, didn't have a social networking service until The Rounds came along. Now, the...

States to Investigate Premera Data Breach

March 26, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Insurance commissioners from multiple states are teaming up to investigate the massive data breach of health insurer Premera.

Leading Edge in Enhancing Workflow: Imprivata, Inc.

March 23, 2015   |  Kayt Sukel
For the first time ever, we, the editors at HCI have chosen to recognize healthcare IT vendor companies, through a new program that we’ve named the Healthcare Informatics Leading Edge Awards. The following pieces are interviews with senior executives from...

On Same Day as Premera Cyberattack Disclosure, Healthcare Security Officers Discuss Challenges

March 17, 2015   |  David Raths
The March 17 announcement of a cyberattack at Premera Blue Cross that could impact as many as 11 million people would come as no surprise to the healthcare security officers who participated in a roundtable discussion earlier in the day at the National HIPAA...

Survey: Data Breaches Put Fear Into Patients

March 12, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Nearly half (45 percent) of surveyed patients reported that they are at least moderately concerned about a security breach involving their personal health information, according to new research from the Austin, Tx.-based electronic health record (EHR) selection...

An Inside Look at What’s Trending in the New Healthcare

March 5, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
B.E. Smith’s 2015 Healthcare Trends white paper reveals several developments related to health IT and policy. Two the firm’s executives recently spoke to HCI about their findings.

A New Approach To Protecting Healthcare Data Security

March 2, 2015   |  Marc Probst, vice president and CIO at Intermountain Healthcare
To tackle the problem of cybercrime, the vast cadre of talent in the industry should take a new approach: curtail the current “audits and penalties” approach and work together to fix the root of the problem by building an infrastructure that can truly protect...

Live from the iHT2 Miami Health IT Summit: The Imperfect Way to Securing ePHI

February 11, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
At the iHT2 Miami Health IT Summit, expert panelists discussed the best ways to protect patient data, agreeing that the vulnerability of the healthcare industry and the value of medical data makes the sector ripe for attack.

Live from the iHT2 Miami Health IT Summit: How Cleveland Clinic is Changing the Healthcare Delivery Model

February 10, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
At the Cleveland Clinic, technology-based tools have helped transform the healthcare delivery model from provider-driven to consumer-driven, according to C. Martin Harris, M.D., Cleveland Clinic’s CIO, and the chairman of the organization’s IT division.
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