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Report: Advanced Hacker Group, Orangeworm, Targeting Healthcare Industry

A new attack group, dubbed Orangeworm, is conducting targeted cyber attacks against healthcare organizations in the United States, Europe and Asia, according to a new report from researchers at cybersecurity firm Symantec.

EHR Capabilities Impact Patient Satisfaction Levels, Report Finds

Electronic health record (EHR) technology and the ways that providers use it to communicate with their colleagues and with patients is affecting how satisfied consumers are with their hospital organizations, according to a new Black Book market research.

A New Massachusetts Study Finds Consumers Slow to Make Use of Cost Estimate Tools

A new report has found that, even as health insurers in Massachusetts, under pressure to provide cost-estimating tools for their members, are giving them more information, plan members are still largely not taking advantage of new tools

Seven PA Health Systems Partnering on Healthy Food Access Pilot

Seven health systems in the Philadelphia are are partnering with community organizations, public health departments and insurers on a Healthy Food Access Pilot aimed at addressing food insecurity in the region.

Independence Health, Comcast to Partner on Healthcare Technology Platform

Independence Health Group, parent of Independence Blue Cross, and Comcast announced a partnership to launch a patient-centered technology and communications platform that seeks to improve the overall efficiency and experience of the care delivery process between providers and patients.

Health IT Trade Groups Push CMS for MIPS 90-Day Reporting Period

MGMA, AMA and 47 other physician organizations have sent a letter to CMS, calling for the federal agency to reduce the burden of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) by shortening the quality data reporting period from 365 to 90 days.

Be Recognized as a Data Analysis Expert

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As healthcare evolves into a data-driven world, organizations are seeking health data analysts who understand how to interpret and provide value to data and analytics. AHIMA’s Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) credential holders have the power to spearhead...

One Consultant’s Take on GDPR and How It Raises the Stakes for U.S. Healthcare Organizations

April 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect May 25. John Barchie, a senior fellow at Arrakis Consulting, discusses the implications for U.S. healthcare organizations and what steps organizations should be taking now to be GDPR-compliant.

In Asking for MIPS Flexibilities, Providers Make Legitimate Points

April 23, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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I was quite intrigued to see the specifics in the recent letter that healthcare provider groups sent CMS about reducing the burden that MIPS requirements have put on clinicians.

Why “Skin in the Game” Turns Out To Be Not Enough to Motivate Consumers to Check Healthcare Prices

April 22, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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An experiment in pricing transparency in Massachusetts reveals some hard truths about what happens when health insurers offer their plan members data on provider prices, and why “skin in the game” is not enough

At One Florida Practice, MD Leaders are Leveraging Telehealth to Bridge Gaps in Care for Pediatric ADHD Patients

April 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A leading private pediatric practice in Jacksonville, Florida is seeing success with the use of a telehealth platform targeting a particular population of pediatric patients, children diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

What Nebraska’s Physician Shortage Says About the Emerging Healthcare System Nationwide

April 17, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A report issued earlier this month by leaders at the University of Nebraska Medical Center looks at the cornhusker state’s physician shortage—with strong implications for the role of healthcare IT in the emerging healthcare system

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.

Combining Criminal Justice, Health Data Creates New Opportunities for Meaningful Interventions

April 17, 2018  |  David Raths
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Cross-sector data analysis found that a small number of Camden, N.J., residents have a disproportionate impact on the healthcare and criminal justice sectors, neither of which is designed to address the underlying problems those residents face.

Could Apple be the Tech Company that Finally Brings Health Records to Patients? Why One Expert is Bullish

April 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Patients of 39 health systems now can see their medical records right from their iPhones. Leaders at Dignity Health, one of the organizations involved in this Apple initiative, are optimistic that this could help transform healthcare.

At Lakeland Health, IT Leaders are “Changing the Storyline” on Cybersecurity and Seeing Significant Results

April 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Lakeland Health earned semifinalist status in the 2018 Healthcare Informatics' Innovator Awards program based on an enterprise-wide initiative to improve the organization's cybersecurity program, with cultural change being a key focus.

A Conversation with Shaye Mandle, President and CEO, the Medical Alley Association

April 16, 2018  |  Pamela Tabar
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Breaking down healthcare’s information siloes has become a mission for Shaye Mandle, president and CEO of the Medical Alley Association in Minneapolis, one of the largest medical technology consortiums in the country

Connecting Healthcare with Food and Health: First Attempts Are Showing Real Promise

April 14, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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With health plans like Kaiser Permanente Colorado, and patient care organizations like Geisinger Health System, beginning to work on the issue of food insecurity, as it relates to diabetes, the possibilities of real convergence are many

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...