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Live from iHT2-Miami: Getting Beyond the Buzzword: Is Progress Being Made on Interoperability?

February 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Miami, sponsored by iHT2, Monday morning panelists discussed the tangle of issues facing the push towards true interoperability in U.S. healthcare

The 2016 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program: Semifinalists

February 1, 2016  |  the Editors of HCI
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Inside, please find descriptions of the initiatives of the eight teams whom we have awarded semifinalist status in this year’s program.

Majority of Patients Trust Healthcare Providers with Personal Information, Study Finds

January 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Cybersecurity is a growing concern for healthcare organizations, yet despite major breaches this past year, 74 percent of respondents to a survey said they trusted healthcare providers to handle personal information responsibly, according to the TRUSTe/National...

Survey: ACOs Challenged by Health IT Integration, Few Use Single EHR

January 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Many accountable care organizations (ACOs) are wrestling with challenges related to health information technology integration and the effectiveness of health IT support tools, according to a study by the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute.

USC Picks Eight Partners for its Virtual Care Clinic

January 27, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The University of Southern California (USC) has announced eight partners for its Virtual Care Clinic (VCC), a digital healthcare model does not require patient or care providers to be present in the same place.

AHRQ Urged to Review More Studies, Broaden its Evaluation of Telemedicine’s Benefits

January 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS) and the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) are urging the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to review international studies as well as individual studies in order to have more...

EHNAC, NH-ISAC Sign Memorandum to Support Cybersecurity Initiatives

January 26, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, a standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Health...

Senate HELP Committee Releases Draft Bill to Improve Health IT

January 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee has released for comment draft legislation aimed at making electronic health records (EHRs) more interoperable.

Consultants Weigh In: The Biggest Health IT Trends to Watch For in 2016

January 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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2016 already is shaping up to be a very interesting year for healthcare leaders and the health IT landscape. Harold (Hal) Wolf and Daniel Herman with The Chartis Group, a Chicago-based consulting firm, share their perspectives about the health IT trends and...

At the Health IT Summit in San Diego, Pondering What It Will Take to Get to “Patient-Centric”

January 21, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Given that authentic initiatives to make care more patient-centric in the U.S. are still relatively recent, gathering, analyzing, and sharing data to support such efforts will be essential to their success

Survey: U.S. Adults Becoming More Open to Sharing Health Data with Providers

January 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Americans are becoming increasingly willing to share their health information with providers, according to a recent survey from the Pew Research Center.

CHIME Launches $1M National Patient ID Challenge

January 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) announced today a National Patient ID Challenge, a $1 million crowdsourcing competition to incentivize the private sector to develop a fail-safe patient identifying solution.

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