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Report: No Single Vendor Controls the EMR Market

August 27, 2015
Despite the public at times thinking otherwise, no single health IT vendor has outright dominated the electronic medical record (EMR) market, according to healthcare market research publisher Kalorama Information.

Research: Electronic Triggers Reduce Delays in Cancer Diagnosis Evaluations

August 27, 2015
Electronic triggers designed to search for key data in electronic health records (EHRs) were able to identify and reduce follow-up delays for patients being evaluated for a diagnosis of colon or prostate cancer, according to researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Survey: 81 Percent of Healthcare Orgs Have Been Hacked in Past Two Years

August 27, 2015
Eighty-one percent of healthcare executives say that their organizations have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet, or other cyber attack during the past two years, and only half feel that they are adequately prepared in preventing attacks, according to a new survey from New York City-based KPMG.

CVS Health Partners with Top Telehealth Companies

August 26, 2015
CVS Health is partnering with three proven telemedicine companies to explore how direct-to-consumer telehealth providers, retail pharmacy and retail clinic providers can collaborate to improve patient care.

Medicare ACOs Produce $411M in Savings in 2014, Many Fall Short of Bonuses

August 26, 2015
In total, 353 Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) generated more than $411 million in net savings in 2014, although many of those ACO organizations did not generate enough savings to receive bonuses, according to an Aug. 25 announcement from CMS.

White House Asks for Stakeholder Help with Precision Medicine Initiative

August 25, 2015
The White House wants to hear from healthcare stakeholders about new activities that support the Administration’s precision medicine goals it laid out earlier this summer.

Analysis: Hospital M&A Activity Continues to Accelerate

August 25, 2015
Strong hospital merger and acquisition (M&A) activity continued in the second quarter of 2015, according to the latest analysis by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC, a provider of strategic, capital, financial, and transaction advisory services and software tools.

CVS Telehealth Pilot Generates Positive Reviews

August 24, 2015
New data from the CVS Health Research Institute shows very high levels of patient satisfaction with the quality of care delivered via telehealth at MinuteClinic retail medical clinics.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare Reaches HIMSS Analytics Stage 7

August 24, 2015
HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, has awarded four St. Elizabeth Healthcare hospitals, in Edgewood, Ky. with Stage 7 Awards, and 110 of its associated ambulatory clinics, located throughout Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana, with Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards.

Intel, Oregon Health & Sciences U. Launch Collaborative Cancer Cloud Platform

August 21, 2015
Intel and Oregon Health & Science University are collaborating to develop the Collaborative Cancer Cloud, a precision medicine analytics platform that allows hospitals and research institutions to securely share patient genomic, imaging, and clinical data for potentially lifesaving discoveries.

Survey: Texas Docs not Ready for ICD-10

August 21, 2015
Just 10 percent of Texas physicians are confident that their practice is prepared to transition to ICD-10 on Oct. 1, according to a new survey from the Texas Medical Association (TMA).

PCORI Board Approves $65.7 Million in Research Awards

August 20, 2015
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors has approved $56.7 million for four large patient-centered studies, and $9 million for PCORnet obesity studies.

AHA Releases ICD-10 “Homestretch” Checklist

August 20, 2015
With just over a month to go until the ICD-10 implementation deadline, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has released a checklist for provider organizations.

Black Book: EHR Satisfaction Growing Among Large Physician Practices

August 20, 2015
There appears to be a shift upward in physician experience across the large practice and clinic sector when it comes to electronic health record (EHR) satisfaction, according to an annual survey by Black Book Market Research.

Wrong Mailings Lead to HIPAA Breach in Colorado

August 19, 2015
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing have announced that protected health information from 1,622 households was exposed unintentionally during a recent mailing.
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