Technology

The Worldly XDS

March 26, 2015     Joe Marion
blog
Some would say that the IHE XDS Profile is premature. World case studies examples may suggest otherwise, and that is it time for greater application of the profile in the U.S.

Beyond the Hype: Can Apple, Others Bring PGHD to the EMR?

March 26, 2015     Gabriel Perna
article
Rob Faix, principal advisor at the Naperville, Ill.-based consulting firm, Impact Advisors, joins the Healthcare Informatics podcast to discuss all things patient-generated health data. Specifically, he discusses the challenges of bringing together patient and...

States to Investigate Premera Data Breach

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

Roe Reintroduces Legislation for Integrated Military EHR System

March 26, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
news
On March 24, Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) reintroduced legislation that calls for an integrated electronic health record (iEHR) for military members and veterans, with $50 million going to the creator of the system.

MU Maintenance: Solving the Patient Engagement Pain Points

March 25, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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When it comes to meeting MU requirements, it’s no secret that providers across the country have struggled with the patient engagement aspect of the mandate. One consultant offers strategies that could help and takes a look ahead to Stage 3.

CommonWell Health Alliance Names Executive Director

March 25, 2015     Gabriel Perna
news
CommonWell Health Alliance, a nonprofit trade group comprised of major electronic health record (EHR) vendors trying to create a national health identifier, has named Jitin Asnaani its founding executive director.

Health IT to Support ACOs: Process and MD Alignment Challenges Set Obstacles, Healthcare IT Leaders Say

March 24, 2015     Mark Hagland
article
A panel of industry leaders from organizations pioneering in the ACO and risk contract-based space offer their perspectives at the World Health Care Congress

Survey: Doctors and Patients See Benefits in Mobile Apps

March 24, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
news
Nearly half (46 percent) healthcare professionals say that they will introduce mobile apps to their practice in the next five year, according to the Plano, Tex.-based Research Now Group.

At the World Health Care Congress, Industry Experts Agree: Managing Big—Or Even Bigger—Data Will Require a Great Deal of Thought

March 23, 2015     Mark Hagland
article
Industry experts participating in a panel on care delivery transformation through data agree—how to manage data-driven processes is itself a work in process

Leading Edge in Interoperability: Splunk

March 23, 2015     Kayt Sukel
article
The 2015 winner in the category of Interoperability is Splunk, Inc., a San Francisco, California-based company focused on optimizing operational intelligence. Healthcare Informatics spoke with Tapan Bhatt, vice president of business analytics and Randy...

Leading Edge in Enhancing Workflow: Imprivata, Inc.

March 23, 2015     Kayt Sukel
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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...

For U.S. Physicians, the Healthcare Policy Train Has Already Left the Station

March 21, 2015     Mark Hagland
blog
With two tremendously significant healthcare policy developments taking place within the same week, no one can doubt any longer the broad direction of federal healthcare policy—especially for practicing physicians
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