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Report: Huge Growth Potential for Financial Modeling Applications in Hospitals

April 15, 2014
Financial modeling, bed management, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) have the highest potential for growth in terms of IT applications supporting the business of a hospital, says a new report from HIMSS Analytics.

Blackberry Makes Healthcare Move, Invests in NantHealth

April 15, 2014
Blackberry, a well-known smartphone Waterloo, Ontario company based in Canada, is making a move into healthcare, with an investment into NantHealth.

CMS Website Finally Recognizes ICD-10 Delay

April 15, 2014
Nearly two weeks after President Barack Obama signed the temporary Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) "doc fix" bill that included a one-year extension to ICD-10 implementation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has just now updated its website to acknowledge the delay.

Consumer Beware: Online Health Searches Carry Risk, Study Says

April 14, 2014
The quality of the information available on the Internet may depend on what is searched for, and the results could be hazardous to one’s health, according to a University of Florida study recently published in the journal Decision Support Systems.

Meaningful Use Does Not Indicate Higher Quality of Care, Study Finds

April 14, 2014
A new report on physicians indicates that those who were meaningful users of electronic health records (EHRs) did not consistently score higher on quality of care measures than those who non meaningful users.

Proposed Law in South Carolina Would Limit EMR Copying Charges

April 14, 2014
A law in South Carolina would limit the amount providers in the state can charge patients for receiving a copy of their electronic medical record (EMR).

Cloud-Based Predictive Software Developed for Addiction Treatment

April 14, 2014
Polaris Health Directions, a Langhorne, Pa.-based behavioral health technology provider, has been awarded a $1.1 million, two-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for the launch of the second phase of a project set to impact addictions outcomes.

Anthem Blue Cross, MemorialCare Medical Form ACO

April 11, 2014
Anthem Blue Cross and MemorialCare Medical Foundation, the physician division of the Calif.-based MemorialCare Health System, have announced that they are collaborating to form an accountable care organization (ACO) focused on providing coordinated treatment for Orange County, Calif. patients with chronic diseases.

NJ Launches Statewide HIE

April 11, 2014
The New Jersey statewide health information exchange (HIE) launched this week, according to the New Jersey Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd.

KLAS: Third-Party Vendors Outperform EMRs for Meeting Physician-Led ACO Needs

April 10, 2014
Third-party accountable care organization (ACO) vendors are outperforming electronic medical record (EMR) vendors when it comes to meeting the needs of physician-led ACOs, according to the latest report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS research.

GIS Technology Shows Potential in Hospital Patient Transport Services

April 10, 2014
Geographic information systems (GIS) technology could improve the effectiveness of hospital patient transport services, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati.

Google, Other Tech Giants to Reshape Healthcare, PwC Report Says

April 10, 2014
The healthcare industry will become more consumer friendly, thanks in large part to technology giants like Google, Apple and Samsung, according to a new report from the Health Research Institute at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Developers Challenged to Create Apps from Medicare Payment Data

April 10, 2014
In light of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) releasing Medicare claims payment data this week, the Health Data Consortium (HDC), a non-profit advocacy and membership organization, is challenging developers to create consumer-focused apps from the dataset.

UT Southwestern Develops Telestroke Program

April 9, 2014
UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas has launched a telemedicine program that will extend immediate access to UT Southwestern’s stroke care center during crucial time periods.

Digital Health VC Funding Continues Ascent

April 9, 2014
Funding in digital health continues to skyrocket, reaching new heights in Q1 of 2014, according to a new report from Rock Health, a company that provides funding and full-service support to start-up companies.
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