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White House Proposes Restructuring, Renaming HHS as Part of Broad Reorganization Plan

A sweeping government reorganization plan released by the White House Thursday proposes restructuring and renaming HHS, including moving many public assistance programs from USDA to HHS.

CMS Introduces Data Element Library

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the launch of its Data Element Library (DEL), with the overarching goal to support the exchange of electronic health information.

Data Breach at Health Billing Company Exposes PHI of 270,000 People

A healthcare data breach at Med Associates, a Lathan, N.Y.-based health billing company, that may have exposed the protected health information (PHI) of 270,000 people, according to local media reports.

CMS to Host Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host the first Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the General Services Administration national headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.

House Passes Bill to Align HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill designed to align 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA for the purposes of health care treatment, payment, and operations. One goal of the change is so that care can be better coordinated and providers can have appropriate access to all of a patient’s medical record, including information about substance use disorders.

MedStar Health Awarded Grant to Pilot Apps for Patient-Reported Outcome Data

A team of researchers from Maryland-based MedStar Health has been awarded an 18-month contract from AHRQ to support the development and testing of technical tools and apps that can be used to collect patient-reported outcome data.

Presidio and VMware Team Up to Tackle Healthcare

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For one multi-site health system, our partnership’s infrastructure virtualization and consolidation generated nearly $17 million in savings over five years.

In Nashville, a History of Collaboration is Spurring Healthcare Innovation at an Accelerated Pace

June 22, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Nashville has a legacy of healthcare leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation, and the city is in the midst of a venture capital boom, with healthcare IT leading this surge in investment.

CEO and CIO Priorities for Tech-Enabled Healthcare

June 21, 2018  |  Jason Fortin, Impact Advisors
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During the recent 2018 Scottsdale Institute Annual Conference, a group of 22 CIOs from leading health-delivery organizations across the country gathered to discuss their CEOs’ top IT-related priorities. From that discussion, five key themes emerged.

Dr. Atul Gawande Tapped as CEO of Amazon/Berkshire/JP Morgan Chase Joint Healthcare Venture

June 20, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Nearly six months after Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced a joint healthcare venture, the organizations today tapped Atul Gawande, M.D., as CEO of the initiative.

How Providence St. Joseph Health is Moving Along on its Data Transformation Journey

June 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A PSJH senior executive discusses the chief data officer role, how the health system is making better use of its data, what’s new on the analytics front, and how challenging PSJH’s innovation journey has been thus far.

At the HIT Summit in Minneapolis, an MD Informaticist’s Perspective on Clinical Transformation

June 18, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Karl Poterack, M.D. spoke at the Health IT Summit in Minneapolis about the role of clinical informatics in standardizing physician practice—and moving the needle forward on clinical performance improvement

Optimize Compliance, Collaboration, Care, and Your Future

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With the right technology and strategy, healthcare organizations can stay compliant and connected — with minimal havoc. Register for this webinar today.

Alaska HIE Reboots With New Name, Architecture, Features

June 15, 2018  |  David Raths
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Things are changing fast for the statewide health information exchange in Alaska, with a name change, new technology architecture and additional interoperability offerings in the works.

Telehealth and Cancer Care

June 15, 2018  |  Emily Walsh
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Perhaps the greatest telemedicine impact has been felt within the cancer community through the continued development of teleoncology.

Taking a Deep Dive into the Healthcare Informatics 100—and the Health IT Market, Broadly

June 14, 2018  |  Michelle Mattson-Hamilton and Ben Rooks, ST Advisors
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Executives from ST Advisors take a deep dive into the 2018 Healthcare Informatics 100 and weigh in on the biggest market deals of the past 18 months

One Technology Executive on How to Bring Amazon-Style Digital Innovation to Healthcare

June 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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At Providence St. Joseph Health, technology leaders and their digital innovation teams are keenly focused on leveraging technology to provide patients and consumers better access, convenience and personalization to drive ongoing engagement.

Researchers Find a Bundle of Complications Around Bundled Payment Outcomes

June 14, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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An article published in the current issue of Health Affairs uncovers some of the complexities of mandatory and voluntary bundled payment programs, and some of the implications for their policy and payment future

eBook: Say Hello to the Right Technology: A Guide to 2017 Connectivity Solutions

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It can be hard for today’s businesses to create a truly integrated work environment. Having an infrastructure built on outdated technologies can further complicate the situation, resulting in a variety of business challenges that fall under four distinct...