Technology

Under Healthcare Reform, Where Do Practicing Physicians Go From Here?

June 30, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
blog
Physicians in all settings in U.S. healthcare—private practice, medical group management, and association leadership—are living through the inevitably messy transition to the new healthcare

HHS Recognizes Winners for Healthcare Innovation

June 29, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced the seven winners of the 2015 HHS Innovates Awards, a program designed to reward creative solutions developed by HHS employees in response to some of the nation’s most...

Time to Apply Pressure for Hemodynamic Standards

June 26, 2015   |  Joe Marion
blog
It's time to apply pressure on vendors and standards agencies to create a standard for hemodynamic system interoperability.

Why Hackers Love Healthcare Organizations

June 26, 2015   |  Barry Shteiman, director of Exabeam Labs
article
If you look at all the data breaches that took place in 2014, you might conclude that healthcare organizations have lax cybersecurity protocols. You’d be wrong, but it’s not hard to see how you might reach that conclusion.

At AMDIS, AMIA’s Fridsma Promotes the Rethinking of MD Documentation for EHR Usability

June 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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On June 24 at the AMDIS Physician-Computer Connection Symposium, Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D. urged CMIOs to help rethink usability and function in EHRs

Healtheway Rebrands, Now Called “The Sequoia Project”

June 25, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Healtheway, the McLean, Va.-based public-private collaborative that supports the eHealth Exchange and Carequality, is being renamed and will now be known as The Sequoia Project.

Report: Healthcare Industry in Midst of Digital Revolution

June 24, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Healthcare executives expect that, within the next three years, their industry will need to focus as much on training machines as they do on training people, according to a new report by the New York City-based Accenture.

ONC’s Michael McCoy, M.D. at AMDIS: Information-Blocking for Proprietary Reasons Is “Just Wrong”

June 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Health information blocking was a highlighted subject of the presentation given by ONC chief health information officer Michael McCoy, M.D. June 24 at the annual AMDIS Physician-Computer Connection Symposium

NYU Langone’s CIO on Becoming Paperless One Application at a Time

June 24, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
article
Thanks to leadership at NYU Langone Medical Center, trees will be able to sleep a little easier. Clipboards on the other hand? Not so much.

Eight Charged for Stealing Medical Data from Montefiore Medical Center

June 24, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Eight people, including an individual from the Bronx, N.Y.-based Montefiore Medical Center, have been indicted for stealing and using patients’ personal identifying information to make thousands of dollars in purchases at department stores and retailers in...

Cedars-Sinai’s Scott Weingarten, M.D. on the Hard Work—and Vision—of Clinical Transformation

June 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
article
On the eve of the annual AMDIS conference, Scott Weingarten, M.D., of Cedars-Sinai Health System talks about the hard work—and the vision—of true clinical transformation

What Margo Channing Would Say About the Current Instability in Health Plan Business Activity—And Why CIOs Should Worry

June 23, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
blog
As we enter a period of unprecedented instability in health insurer business activity, many of the best-laid plans of healthcare IT leaders are at practical risk
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