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Mac McMillan Live at the CHIME Lead Forum-Atlanta: Cybersecurity Must Move Beyond Defending the Perimeter

December 1, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Once again, prominent data security guru Mac McMillan, CEO of the Austin, Tx.-based consulting firm CynergisTek, told attendees at the CHIME Lead Forum-Atlanta that healthcare organizations must do more when it comes to protecting their data.

ONC Report: Personal Health Records Should be Integrated into HIEs

November 30, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
A report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) recommends that patients’ personal health records (PHRs) be implemented in health information exchanges (HIEs).

On the Eve of RSNA: Scanning the Imaging Landscape with Joe Marion

November 27, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
As tens of thousands prepare to gather for the annual RSNA Conference at Chicago’s McCormick Place Nov. 29-Dec. 4, industry expert Joe Marion shares his perspectives on the massive changes taking place in the radiology and imaging informatics world

As the Diagnostic Imaging World Shifts, Time for Radiologists to “Get Out of the Dark Corners of the Reading Room”

November 25, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
UPMC’s Rasu Shrestha, M.D. shares his perspectives on the vast changes roiling the world of imaging: it’s time, he says, for radiologists to “get out of the dark corners of the reading room and lead dialogue”

DoD, VA Say Interoperability Requirements Have Been Met

November 24, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Department of Defense (DoD) says that it has met the interoperability requirements for electronic health records (EHRs) as called for in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2014.

What New Orleans Healthcare Leaders Understood—and What HCI’s Innovator Awards Winners Are All Doing

November 24, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
The Louisiana Public Health Institute’s leaders went full-bore to create strong connections around care management for providers and patients—and won second place in our Innovator Awards Program as a result

GUEST BLOG: Let’s Think About the Deeper Implications of the Interoperability Push

November 23, 2015  |  John Lee, M.D., CMIO, Edward Hospital
Making a dent in overall U.S. healthcare costs will require bringing the right data to physicians at the point of care; and to do that, we need interoperability. And to get to interoperability, we need to rethink standards.

Washington Debrief: Medical Identity Theft a Concern for Congress; CMS Releases New FAQs on MU

November 16, 2015  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
Leaders of the Senate Finance and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committees last week sought answers from the Obama administration on what’s being done to assist victims of medical identity theft.

EHNAC Accredits Two Data Registries for Handling PHI

November 16, 2015  |  Heather Landi
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) has granted full accreditation status to two beta test participants, Alpha II, LLC and FIGmd, Inc., for its Data Registry Accreditation Program (DRAP).

EHRA Holds its Ground in Response to ONC Information Blocking Report

November 16, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The HIMSS EHR Association (EHRA) has provided some more clarification on its position regarding the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) report on information blocking that it released this past April.

Shifting Landscape: In the Imaging Informatics World, Everything Is Changing

November 16, 2015  |  Mark Hagland
Healthcare system reform, consolidation on all fronts, and changing technologies, are combining to create an unprecedented landscape of questions and instability in imaging informatics. How should healthcare IT leaders proceed? Strategically and thoughtfully,...

Research: Hospital EHR Adoption Increases, but Challenges Continue

November 12, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
While electronic health record (EHR) adoption has increased steadily in U.S. hospitals since 2010, challenges—such as getting small and rural hospitals to adopt the technology—do remain, according to new research published in Health Affairs.
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