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Boston Children's Accelerates Data-Driven Approach to Clinical Research

In an effort to bring a more data-driven approach to clinical research, Boston Children’s Hospital has joined the TriNetX global health research network.

Paper Records, Films Most Common Type of Healthcare Data Breach, Study Finds

Despite the high level of hospital adoption of electronic health records and federal incentives to do so, paper and films were the most frequent location of breached data in hospitals, according to a recent study.

AHA Appoints Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has announced that John Riggi has joined the association as senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk.

Report: Healthcare Accounted for 45% of All Ransomware Attacks in 2017

Healthcare fell victim to more ransomware attacks than any other industry in 2017, according to a new report from global cybersecurity insurance company Beazley.

Study: Use of EHRs Does Not Reduce Administrative Costs

A recent study by Duke University and Harvard Business School researchers found that costs for processing a single bill ranged from $20 for a primary care visit to $215 for an inpatient surgical procedure, or up to 25 percent of revenue.

Kibbe to Step Down as CEO of DirectTrust

David Kibbe, M.D., M.B.A., announced he would step down as president and CEO of DirectTrust at the end of the year.

Payer Provider Employer Collaboration and Convergence Improves Lucy's Care

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Lucy's physician, health plan and employer are using a shared analytics and care management platform to easily collaborate in a way that improves care for Lucy and rising-risk patients like her.

Rethinking the Multi-Institution Clinical Data Repository

February 22, 2018  |  David Raths
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The evolution in approach at Health Sciences South Carolina may signal a sea change in how large clinical data repositories work.

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First-Place Winning Team—UnityPoint Health

February 22, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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An enterprise-wide data analytics and AI project—centered around preventing readmissions through patient-level “heat maps”—emerged at UPH, and was so innovative that it received first-place status in Healthcare Informatics’ 2018 Innovator Awards Program.

Industry Associations Line Up to Offer Comments on ONC’s TEFCA

February 21, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal and David Raths
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An array of healthcare IT trade groups have sent in comments offering insight and recommendations on ONC’s draft Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Second-Place Winning Team—Adventist Health System

February 21, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System are moving forward to master bundled payment performance around joint replacement, and that initiative has borne abundant fruit with dramatic gains in clinical and financial performance.

The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Third-Place Winning Team—Rhode Island Quality Institute

February 20, 2018  |  David Raths
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A dashboard tool created for nurse care managers by the Rhode Island Quality Institute connects opioid treatment teams in the Ocean State. For this effort, RIQI has been named a winner of one of Healthcare Informatics’ Innovator Awards for 2018.

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...

Where Is Network Segmentation Headed? One Industry Expert Has a Good Idea

February 19, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Impact Advisors’ John Robinson shares his perspectives on the new thinking around network segmentation, including around micro-segmentation and software configuration—and urges CIOs, CISOs, and other healthcare IT leaders to move quickly away from old tactics...

Innovator Awards Program 2018: Semifinalists

February 19, 2018  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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We at Healthcare Informatics were ecstatic with the exceptional quality of the submissions we received from innovating patient care organizations across the U.S. Here are the 14 teams in the Provider Division that received semifinalist status this year.

Looking at the CVS-Aetna Deal: One Academic Sees Major Disruptive Potential

February 16, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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One academic researcher looks at CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna, and shares her perspective that the proposed deal could have a very big disruptive impact on U.S. healthcare—including on provider organizations

HL7 Meeting to Focus on Intersection of Clinical Genomics, AI

February 16, 2018  |  David Raths
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Grant Wood, a member of the HL7 Clinical Genomics Work Group and a senior strategist at Intermountain Healthcare’s Clinical Genetics Institute, talks about the confluence of genomics and artificial intelligence

Enhancing Pediatric EHR Functionality: In North Carolina, One Organization Won’t Give Up

February 15, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Even today, several issues specific to children raise the risk that EHR usability can contribute to medical errors. In North Carolina, one organization is determined to change things.