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Sony Pictures, North Korea, Cyber-Attacks, and… Healthcare?

December 20, 2014     Mark Hagland
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The fact is, say healthcare data security experts, the potential for hostile foreign governments to hack into the information systems of U.S. healthcare organizations is strong and growing by the day

UC Davis Doc Gets Grant to Study Telemedicine in EDs

December 19, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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A grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will fund an investigation that will look at how telemedicine consultations in emergency departments impact clinical outcomes, including cost effectiveness.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Signs Value-Based Care Agreements with Six Hospital Systems

December 17, 2014     John DeGaspari
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Six Michigan health systems have signed new value-based reimbursement agreements with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). To date, 18 Michigan hospital systems, including 71 hospitals, have adopted this innovative payment model.

Survey Reveals Both Common Ground and Gaps between Patient and Provider Outlooks on Healthcare

December 17, 2014     John DeGaspari
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Both providers and consumers feel some degree of anxiety about the future of healthcare, according to a study released today by Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs.

Identity and Access Management: HCA Healthcare’s Big-Scale Approach

December 15, 2014     Mark Hagland
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At the vast HCA Healthcare, a focus on deploying comprehensive, manageable identity and access management solutions across 165 hospitals

At iHT2-Houston, THR’s Ed Marx Shares Eight Essential Principles for Governance Success

December 13, 2014     Mark Hagland
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In a wide-ranging keynote presentation at the Health IT Summit in Houston, Texas Health Resources CIO Ed Marx offers a set of eight bedrock principles on which to base good IT governance—anywhere

Mayo Clinic, McKesson Launch Programs Aiding, Funding Entrepreneurs

December 12, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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A big name provider organization and health IT vendor have separately announced this week their intentions to aid the development of innovation in healthcare. The Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and the San Francisco-based McKesson are both getting in the...

Report: Health Informatics Labor Market Lags Behind Demand For Workers

December 12, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The demand for health informatics workers is projected to grow at twice the rate of employment overall, but there is strong evidence that the nation already faces a shortage of qualified workers in this field, according to a new report from the Boston-based...

Internet Searches Can Predict ED Visit Volume

December 10, 2014     John DeGaspari
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The correlation between Internet searches on a regional medical website and next-day visits to regional emergency departments was “significant, suggesting that Internet data may be used in the future to predict the level of demand at emergency departments.

At iHT2-Houston, Some Consensus on Data Security and the Cloud

December 10, 2014     Mark Hagland
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As providers move more and more into cloud-based computing, strong data security and data privacy regimens are possible, say panelists at iHT2’s Health IT Summit in Houston

ICD-10: One CMIO Questions Its Value

December 9, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Although a recent HBMA survey found that its members are more prepared for ICD-10 now than perhaps ever before, not everyone agrees on the purpose of this mandate.

Done with Politics Yet? Not So Fast!

December 9, 2014     Pete Rivera
blog
Selecting a vendor can be tricky. Your new CIO may have their personal preferred vendor list, the CFO is sweating the added expense, and the department director needs all the work to be done externally because internal resources are fully committed to existing...