At the Crowded HIMSS Conference, Making Sense of a Crowded mHealth Space

April 24, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
To get some clarity on a congested mobile health market, Healthcare Informatics Senior Editor Gabriel Perna spoke with The Advisory Board’s managing director Kenneth Kleinberg at the annual HIMSS conference, this year held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

In Tacoma, Harnessing Data for Clinical Performance Improvement

April 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Leaders at the Tacoma, Washington-based MultiCare Health System are harnessing data for clinical performance improvement, across numerous areas of activity

VC Funding for Digital/Health IT Drops in Q1 2015

April 23, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Venture capital funding for health IT and digital health companies dropped by 35 percent in the first quarter of 2015, according to a report from the Austin, Tx.-based consulting firm Mercom Capital Group.

In The Grand Canyon State, Behavioral Health Data Exchange Gets Steeper

April 23, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
In terms of healthcare technology, behavioral health has long taken a back seat to physical health. In Arizona, however, a recently launched HIE is looking to put that notion to bed.

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Cybersecurity Bill with Data-Sharing Protections

April 23, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The U.S. House of Representatives on Apr. 22 passed a cybersecurity bill providing legal protections for companies that share cyberthreat information with each other and with the federal government, but Senate passage may be delayed

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.

“HIE is Hard, HIE Sustainability is Really Hard”

April 22, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
By giving up as executive director of Inland Empire HIE, Richard Swafford, Ph.D. is the latest example that those aiming to create regional and statewide health information exchanges (HIE) are doing yeoman’s work. As Swafford said, “HIE is hard.”

NIH Awards $20B to Improve Health IT

April 22, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) is awarding $20 billion in funds to 65 companies to provide the entire federal government with IT solutions.

How Duke is Using HealthKit to Get Patient-Generated Data into the EHR

April 21, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
At HIMSS15, in front of an inquisitive audience at the McCormick Place Convention Center on April 15, Ricky Bloomfield M.D., director, mobile technology strategy at Duke Medicine, gave an overview of how Duke is using Apple’s HealthKit to get patient-generated...

Ed McCallister’s Vision for UPMC: “The Patient Has To Be At the Center”

April 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Ed McCallister, who in October became CIO of the vast UPMC Health System, shares his thoughts on putting patients at the center of all innovation in healthcare—and what that means for today’s CIOs

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.”

At HIMSS15, the Signs Were Everywhere—and They Were All Pointed Towards the Future

April 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
All the signs and signals at HIMSS15 were clear—and promise an exciting, challenging rocket ride for healthcare IT leaders in the next year, before HIMSS16
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