Technology

New York City HHC Former Employee Inappropriately Accesses PHI

May 22, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) has notified approximately 90,000 patients that one of the medical organization's former employees inappropriately accessed their protected health information (PHI).

At iHT2-Boston, HealthInfoNet’s Dev Culver Offers a Success Story Around Predictive Analytics for Population Health

May 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Innovation is proceeding apace in Maine, where HealthInfoNet, Maine’s statewide HIE, is now leveraging predictive analytics to support care management for its stakeholder provider organizations

Cyberattack on Health Insurer CareFirst Affects 1.1M Members

May 20, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, a Washington, D.C.-based health insurer, has acknowledged a cyberattack on its company where approximately 1.1 million current and former members had their data compromised.

Can Middleware Technology Solve Healthcare’s Interoperability Problems?

May 20, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A recent Black Book survey found that the healthcare industry appears a ways away from achieving meaningful interoperability. However, one medical expert says there is a technological answer that solves this problem.

Health IT Standards Committee Members Question Reorganization

May 20, 2015   |  David Raths
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The May 20 meeting of the Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC), one of the Office of the National Coordinator’s federal advisory committees, grew contentious after Jon White, M.D., acting deputy national coordinator, announced plans to replace the committee’s...

Cleveland Health System Suffers Malware-Related Breach

May 19, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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MetroHealth System in Cleveland suffered a data breach that exposed the information of nearly 1,000 patients thanks to malware on three computers.

Live from iHT2-Boston: Care Management In the Trenches: One MD Leader Shares a Success Story

May 19, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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In his keynote address at the Health IT Summit in Boston, David Ramirez, M.D. of the CareMore healthcare delivery system shared with his audience some of the secrets so far of his organization’s care management work

Survey: Underserved Populations Struggle with Patient Engagement, mHealth Adoption

May 18, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Urban and rural community health centers and clinics report that patient engagement has been challenging, particularly in areas related to the adoption of healthy behaviors and compliance with standard care recommendation and treatment protocols, according to a...

Study: Even PCMH-Recognized Practices Fall Short on Stage 3 Care Coordination Requirements

May 18, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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Even among the top health IT-enabled primary care practices, a large amount of physicians are still doing care coordination the old fashioned way.

What Will CIOs Most Need for the Journey Ahead? Halamka and Branzell Urge CIOs To Be “Revolutionaries”

May 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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In opening addresses to the CHIME LEAD Forum Boston, John Halamka, M.D. and Russ Branzell urge their CIO colleagues to get the big picture and move forcefully and consistently towards it

What Federally Qualified Health Centers Can Teach their Provider Peers About Data and Population Health

May 17, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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As she prepares to participate in a panel at the Health IT Summit in Washington, DC, HRSA’s Suma Nair discusses the progress being made nationwide among federally qualified health centers in leveraging data and IT for population health

An Exclusive Interview with Robert Wachter, Author of Digital Doctor (Part 2 of 2)

May 15, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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Part two of HCI's interview with Robert Wachter, M.D., author of Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age. He talks alert fatigue, Epic vs. athenahealth, and meaningful use.
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