Technology

Is It Time to Encrypt Data Even Inside the EHR? Maybe So, Says Mac McMillan

July 28, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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In the wake of the data breach at UCLA Health and other recent data breaches, data security guru Mac McMillan says it’s time to think about internal data encryption inside the EHR

What the Senate’s Push for a Stage 3 Delay Might Mean—If Anything

July 27, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Last week, during a Senate hearing, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said that he has asked HHS to delay Stage 3 of the meaningful use program. Will his request have an impact?

Washington Debrief: Senate Hearing Includes Calls to Delay MU Stage 3 Rulemaking

July 27, 2015   |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
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During a Senate hearing last week, Congressional leaders called for a delay of Meaningful Use Stage 3 rulemaking and removal of gag clauses from EHR contracts.

When In Belgium… OK, Time to Rethink Phishing Drills

July 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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What managers in the Flemish regional government in Belgium learned when they tried to test employees for phishing vulnerability

EDITOR'S NOTES: Have You Met the Four Villains of Decision-Making?

July 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Thinking narrowly and being over-confident can prove disastrous when it comes to scanning the landscape to plan for the future

Senate HELP Committee Chairman Says “Information Blocking” Stands in Way of Patients, EHRs

July 23, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During a hearing on the practice of “information blocking” on July 23, Senate HELP committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) spoke openly about how information blocking is an obstacle to interoperability in healthcare.

At iHT2-Denver, a Broad Look at an Inflection Point in Telehealth Expansion Nationwide

July 23, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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In a wide-ranging discussion on Wednesday as part of the Health IT Summit in Denver, experts parsed the challenges and opportunities facing telehealth expansion nationwide

MOST INTERESTING VENDORS: At IBM, Providing Insights Beyond Human Cognition

July 23, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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This week, we present profiles of our "Most Interesting Vendors," healthcare IT vendor firms making waves in the industry, and whose trajectories speak to broader trends. Few areas of health and medicine have gone untouched by the technology,...

Survey: Docs Going Mobile to Access Patient Data

July 23, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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More than half of ambulatory practice physicians currently access patient records and/or reference data from a mobile device, according to a new survey from Black Book Market Research.

MOST INTERESTING VENDORS: Cerner’s $1.3 Billion Bet

July 22, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
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This week, we present profiles of our "Most Interesting Vendors," healthcare IT vendor firms making waves in the industry, and whose trajectories speak to broader trends. On Aug. 5, 2014, the healthcare IT world was stood on its head when Cerner...

Hackensack University Medical Center ‘FHIR-Enables’ Its Clinical Data

July 22, 2015   |  David Raths
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The 900-bed Hackensack University Medical Center has changed the way its data is structured and standardized to pave the way for using Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standards to exchange information.

Is the Collective Will Present for a Concerted Push on Cybersecurity?

July 22, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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It was very gratifying to moderate a panel discussion at the Denver CHIME Lead Forum on “Healthcare Cybesecurity Solutions,” as the industry hurtles forward into uncharted territory in that arena
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