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CMS Announces Star-Rating System for Hospitals

April 16, 2015
Like restaurants, hotels, and movies, hospitals will be judged prominently on a star-rating system, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) latest announcement.

Integrating Genomic Data into the Clinical Workflow

April 16, 2015
The era of clinical genomics is upon us. In yesterday's compelling HIMSS15 E-Session, the question was raised: What will it take for hospitals and physicians to be ready?

Elekta Launches New Analytics Platform

April 15, 2015
Elekta introduced Elekta Healthcare Analytics, a solution for accelerating data analysis for clinical and operational decision-making, at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s 2015 conference (HIMSS15).

Partners Healthcare, Samsung Come Together for New Mobile Health Offerings

April 15, 2015
Partners HealthCare announced a new partnership with Samsung Electronics at HIMSS15 to develop new personalized digital and mobile solutions for health and wellness.

TigerText Announces Secure Enterprise App for Apple Watch

April 15, 2015
TigerText announced the launch of TigerText for the Apple Watch, a secure enterprise messaging app that allows users to securely send and receive messages to anyone within their organization in a hands-free fashion.

IDC Rates Analytics Among Top Areas of Spending Growth

April 15, 2015
IDC Health Insights estimates an annual growth rate of 8-11% in the analytics market--placing analytics among one of the top areas of spending growth in healthcare in this decade.

Information Gaps and Mass Casualty Incidents

April 15, 2015
In the HIMSS15 E-Session, Managing Patient Information during a Mass Casualty Incident, Jonathan Teich and Adam Landman discuss the importance of information technology when handling MCIs--based on what they learned at Brigham and Women's Hospital after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

Philips Survey Highlights Future Healthcare IT Investments

April 15, 2015
Royal Philips announced the results of a new healthcare IT spend survey. They learned that enhanced electronic medical record (EMR) functionality and clinical improvements will be the focus of healthcare information technology investments in 2015.

ReelDx Rolls Out Asynchronous Video Telemedicine with medvid.io Platform

April 14, 2015
ReelDx's medvid.io APIs now available to developers to integrate HIPAA-compliant video creation, storage, and sharing with any healthcare application.

Concurrent eCQMs and abstracted CQMs Key to Good Quality Management

April 14, 2015
Fernando Velasco, CHIO of Texas Health Resources, and Maggie Lohnes from Sound Informatics, discuss the quality management ecosystem--and how healthcare organizations can best navigate the ever-evolving quality management maze.

Sectra Launches New Pathology Imaging Solution

April 14, 2015
Sectra has launched a new pathology solution for storing, viewing and sharing digital pathology images.

HIMSS15 Survey: Informatics Nurses Have Big Impact in Healthcare Orgs

April 14, 2015
Informatics nurses bring continue to bring great value to the use of clinical systems and technologies at their healthcare organizations, according to the 2015 HIMSS Impact of the Informatics Nurse Survey.

Royal Philips Launches New CareEvent Mobile Application

April 14, 2015
Philips announced its new mobile application, CareEvent, which transforms smartphones into a valuable clinical tool for nurses and caregivers who are constantly on the go within the hospital.

HIMSS Analytics Announces EMRAM Stage 7 Revalidation Process

April 14, 2015
HIMSS Analytics announced a new Stage 7 revalidation process for the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

Surescripts Rolls Out National Record Locator Service

April 14, 2015
Surescripts will implement its National Record Locator Service with leading electronic health record (EHR) vendors--allowing more than 480,000 providers to locate and exchange patient health records stored in any healthcare location across the country.
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