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Senate to Vote on 21st Century Cures Monday

December 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Following the U.S. House of Representatives passing the 21st Century Cures Act earlier this week, the Senate is expected to vote on the legislation Monday, Dec. 5.

AHA Outlines Healthcare Policy Priorities in Letter to President-Elect Trump

December 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Hospital Association (AHA) has written a letter to President-elect Donald Trump outlining the organization’s public policy priorities for the new administration—including reducing regulatory burden for providers and continuing to advance health...

LIVE from RSNA 2016: An Oklahoma HIE Powers the Diagnostic Image

December 1, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Brian Yeaman, M.D., chief administrative officer of Coordinated Care Oklahoma, discusses the journey that he and his colleagues have been on, around powering the image within their HIE

U.S. House Passes 21st Century Cures Legislation

November 30, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. House of Representatives today passed in a 392-26 vote bipartisan legislation, called the 21st Century Cures Act, that includes billions in funding for NIH research and contains several provisions that directly impact health IT policy.

Seven Vendors Earn RSNA Image Share Validation

November 30, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), in collaboration with The Sequoia Project, announced the first seven vendors to successfully complete the RSNA Image Share Validation program.

LIVE from RSNA 2016: Joe Marion Considers the Present—and the Future

November 29, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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One of the most respected consultants in the imaging and informatics industry, Joe Marion, sat down at RSNA 2016 to discuss the big trends shaping the radiological world right now

WEDI Announces New 2017 Board of Directors

November 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), a nonprofit organization that aims to advance the use of health IT, announced the election of four new board members to its Board of Directors, as well as the re-election of eight previous board members to...

Final 21st Century Cures Act Scheduled for House Vote This Week

November 28, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the 21st Century Cures Act, a $6.3 billion package of medical innovation bills that includes $4.8 billion to the NIH as well as $1 billion in state grants to fight opioid abuse.

ASCO’s CancerLinQ is Harnessing Big Data to Build a Learning Health System

November 22, 2016  | 
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Robert Miller, M.D., a board-certified medical oncologist and informaticist and medical director at ASCO's CancerLinQ, discusses the progress, to date, to build the CancerLinQ research data network to enable oncologists to improve care quality.

European CIOs Share Successes and Challenges around Moving into the New Healthcare

November 22, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Healthcare IT leaders from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, and Ireland shared lessons learned from organization-wide, region-wide, and nationwide initiatives, at WoHIT2016 in Barcelona

Washington Debrief: Lawmakers Explore Cyber Risks of Connected Devices, IoT in Hearing

November 21, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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The House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a joint hearing last week to examine the role of connected devices, including medical devices, and their role in recent cyber attacks.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Recognized as HIMSS Stage 7

November 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Hartford, Conn.-based Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has been recognized as an Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 7 organization by HIMSS Analytics for its collaboration among operational, IT resources and partnering vendors to...

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