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Imaging Informatics: The Keys to Launching Vendor-Neutral Data

After multiple delays, healthcare organizations across the country are now required to code diagnoses and procedures using the 10th revision of International Statistical Classification of Disease and Related Health Problems, better known as ICD-10. Implementing this new coding system has been a pain point for many hospitals. With more than 68000 codes (up from ICD-9’s 14000), ICD-10 brings a variety of mapping and other technology issues that can hinder provider workflows and interfere with timely reimbursements. But with the October 15, 2015 deadline now passed, the onus is on hospitals, both in the business office and in the treatment room, to find creative ways to make it work. 

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Healthcare Leaders Look to Make True Interoperability More than Just a Dream

May 26, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Experts will agree that while “true” interoperability is taking place in certain pockets of U.S. healthcare, and while at least some progress has been made in other areas, several significant and core challenges remain.

Health IT Leaders Address Cybersecurity Responsibilities at HHS during Congressional Hearing

May 25, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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During a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing, healthcare IT leaders and security experts testified in support of proposed legislation to elevate and empower the CISO at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Kansas Heart Hospital Hit With Ransomware; Hackers Do Not Unlock Files After Receiving Ransom Payment

May 23, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Wichita, Kan.-based Kansas Heart Hospital was hit with a ransomware attack last Wednesday, but after the hospital paid an undisclosed ransom, the hackers demanded more, according to local news reports.

Washington Debrief: Ransomware Subject of Senate Hearing

May 23, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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The Senate Committee on the Judiciary examined what authority the nation’s law enforcement agencies need to pursue botnets and to prosecute those illegally accessing or manipulating data.

Potential Data Breach at Children’s National Health System Due to Vendor Misconfiguration

May 20, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has issued a notice about a potential data breach after a third-party vendor inadvertently misconfigured a file site that enabled patient information to be accessed online.

CHIME, AEHIS, Offer Suggestions to Lawmakers for Improved Cybersecurity

May 20, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) have written a statement to lawmakers offering suggestions for how to bolster healthcare cybersecurity.

Searching for the Cure to Healthcare Security

May 20, 2016  |  Jeremy Wall, director at Stax Inc.
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The healthcare security threat environment should create significant opportunity for managed security service providers (MSSPs) and security providers willing to take the plunge into the complicated world of healthcare.

CIOs Under Pressure to Keep Up With Interoperability, Big Data and Security Challenges

May 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare CIOs expect IT budgets to increase in the next two years, but, at the same time, healthcare IT leaders are facing pressing challenges related to security and compliance and the role of IT in driving revenue, according to a new survey report.

EMRAM 2.0: HIMSS Analytics Raises the Bar in its Push for Hospitals to Reach Stage 7

May 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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As IT implementation and optimization becomes more sophisticated across provider organizations, HIMSS Analytics plans to launch an updated version of its EMR adoption model.

DeKalb Health in Indiana Hit with Ransomware Attack

May 18, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Yet another healthcare organization, DeKalb Health, in Auburn, Ind., has been hit with a ransomware attack on its IT systems, according to various local media reports in the area.

Washington Debrief: Slavitt Asked to Give Providers 90-Day Reporting in MU During MACRA Hearing

May 16, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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Representative Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA-06) called-on the Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Andy Slavitt to give Meaningful Use program participants a 90-day reporting period.

ONC Task Force: No ‘Show-Stopping’ Barriers to API Requirements

May 15, 2016  |  David Raths
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A task force of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has prepared a series of recommendations to address privacy and security concerns around application programming interfaces.

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