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More Links Found Between China and Anthem Hack

March 2, 2015
A cybersecurity firm in Virginia has connected the massive hack of health insurer Anthem to Chinese government-sponsored researchers, according to a report from the Washington Post.

Study: Electronic Alerts Increase Interventions, Don't Improve Care

March 2, 2015
The use of clinical decision support alerts by hospitals can increase interventions without improving care, reveals the results of a recently published study by Yale researchers.

New ICD-10 Survey: Despite Minimal Prep, Providers Are Optimistic

February 27, 2015
Only 21 percent of physicians feel they are currently on track with ICD-10 preparation efforts, according to a new survey from the Duluth, Ga.-based healthcare billing and payment solutions vendor Navicure.

Merge Acquires DR Systems for $70 million

February 27, 2015
Merge Healthcare, a Chicago-based imaging vendor, has dipped its toe in the acquisition pool, grabbing San Diego-based DR Systems for $70 million.

One Million Patient Records Secured for MetroChicago HIE

February 27, 2015
Only six months live and one million patient records secured by the MetroChicago Health Information Exchange (HIE).

Survey: Reliability is Most Important When Choosing Cloud Provider

February 26, 2015
Reliability, more than cost, is most important to healthcare organizations when choosing a cloud provider, according to a new survey from the Vernon Hills, Ill.-based vendor CDW.

Rural Mental-Health Telehealth Initiative Receives $100,000 in Funding

February 26, 2015
A telehealth initiative in Idaho providing mental health services to a remote population of at-risk patients is receiving a $100,000 grant from Premier Inc., the Charlotte, N.C.-based healthcare alliance.

New Website Reveals Healthcare Costs

February 26, 2015
The Health Care Cost Institute, a non-profit organization based in Washington D.C., launched a consumer-focused website that lists pricing information for common health conditions and services using claims data from multiple payers.

Despite Deadline Extension, AMA Still Has MU Concerns

February 26, 2015
The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced that it supports Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)’ decision to extend the deadline for eligible providers to attest to meaningful use, but concerns still remain.

CMS: First Week of ICD-10 Testing a Success

February 25, 2015
Of the approximately 1,500 test claims received by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) during ICD-10 testing week, 81 percent were accepted, CMS announced.

Cerner Offers Voluntary Buyouts

February 25, 2015
Cerner, the large Kansas City-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, is offering voluntary buyouts to certain employees whose age and years of service total 65.

CMS Pushes Back Deadline for Medicare EHR Incentive Program

February 25, 2015
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is giving Medicare-eligible professionals a few extra weeks to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year.

KLAS: Competition Between Epic, Cerner Stiffens

February 25, 2015
Stiffer competition between key vendors is causing a growing number of providers to be undecided about which electronic medical record (EMR) to purchase, according to a new report from the Orem, Utah-based KLAS research.

Pentagon Whittles Down Contenders for Mega EHR Contract

February 24, 2015
A recent report from NextGov indicates that the Pentagon has whittled down the contenders for the Department of Defense's mega electronic health record (EHR) contract, valued at approximately $11 billion, to three teams.

Data Security Expert: Cost of Anthem Breach Could Exceed a Billion

February 24, 2015
A recent research report on data breaches in healthcare indicates that the hack of Anthem could end up costing more than a billion.
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