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Report: athenahealth Has Multiple Bidders for Sale of the Company

Watertown, Mass.-based health IT company athenahealth has attracted interest from at least five potential bidders for a possible sale of the company, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

Minnesota DHS Acknowledges Increase in Targeted Phishing Attacks

Two phishing attacks on employees at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) resulted in the possible leakage of about 21,000 Minnesotans’ personal information.

Carequality Seeks Input on FHIR-Based Exchange

Carequality is seeking input from the healthcare community as it looks to add support for FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource)-based exchange.

Social Determinants Data Project Wins Indiana Tech Challenge

A project involving social determinants of health data from Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI took home the top prize in the inaugural Indiana Inject Tech Challenge from BioCrossroads.

NLM’s Flatley Brennan to Receive AMIA’s Morris Collen Award

Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D., director of the National Library of Medicine, will be awarded the 2018 Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence by the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).

Brigham Health’s Kachalia Takes Position Overseeing Patient Safety Initiatives at Johns Hopkins

Allen Kachalia, M.D., J.D., the chief quality officer and vice president for quality and safety at Brigham Health in Boston, will become the director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and the senior vice president of patient safety and quality for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Lessons Learned from the Retail Industry: Healthcare Needs a CRM Focus

Healthcare needs to leverage the best of retail and CRM techniques to better understand patients. Our health, patient satisfaction and patient engagement depend on it.

New DirectTrust CEO Sees Potential for Applying its Trust Framework in Other Healthcare Contexts

October 15, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
Interoperability In July the nonprofit DirectTrust named former Cerner executive Scott Stuewe its new CEO to replace founding CEO Dr. David Kibbe. In a recent interview with Healthcare Informatics, Stuewe spoke...

VA-DoD Leaders Signal Commitment to Achieving Interoperability, but What Uphill Challenges Will They Face?

October 15, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Interoperability DoD and VA leaders' commitment to achieving interoperability could drive meaningful healthcare interoperability forward, but this effort faces substantial challenges.

Nemours Children’s Health’s New CEO: “The Most Exciting Time in Healthcare”

October 12, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
Leadership R. Lawrence Moss, M.D., who joined Nemours Children’s Health as CEO on Oct. 1, discusses the challenges and opportunities facing children’s hospitals and healthcare in the current environment

How a Data-Driven Approach Can Bolster the Fight Against Opioid Abuse

October 12, 2018  |  Steve Bennett, Ph.D., Industry Voice
Analytics The opioid crisis has been so difficult to curtail, in part, because of the inability to integrate data from various stakeholders and systems. Better data and analytics can help in a variety of different ways.

DOJ Approves CVS-Aetna $69B Merger, On Condition Aetna Divest Part D Business

October 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Analytics The Justice Department has approved a $69 billion merger between mega-pharmacy retailer CVS Health and health insurer Aetna, on condition that Aetna divest is Medicare Part D prescription drug plan business.

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

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 categories:

CMS Announces 1,300 Participants for New BPCI Advanced Initiative

October 10, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Payment CMS has announced that nearly 1,300 hospitals and physician group practices have signed agreements with the federal agency to participate in the Administration’s BPCI Advanced model.

Health2047 Spin-Off Focuses on Prediabetes Coaching

October 9, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
Patient Engagement Health2047 Inc., a Silicon Valley-based innovation company founded by the American Medical Association (AMA), has spun out its second startup, First Mile Care, a preventive chronic care...

A Data-Driven Effort to Tackle Indiana’s COPD Problem

October 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Analytics Although reduction in avoidable readmissions after COPD-related hospitalizations is a national objective, in one Indiana community it’s moved its way up to the very top of the healthcare priority list.

CISOs, CIOs Not Confident in Their Medical Device Security Strategy, New KLAS Research Finds

October 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Cybersecurity A new report from KLAS Research sheds light on the current state of the medical device security industry, including the finding that one-third of connected medical devices are "unpatchable."

At the HIT Summit in Raleigh, a Health Plan Executive Points to the Future of Value-Based Care

October 8, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
Value-Based Care Speaking at the HIT Summit in Raleigh last month, Humana’s Ben Lunsford offered attendees insights into the future of value-based healthcare, and his health plan’s future intentions

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Featured Commentary

Are Disruptive Forces in U.S. Healthcare Accelerating Now? Notes on the Now-Approved CVS-Aetna Deal

Value-Based Care The Department of Justice’s approval Wednesday of the CVS-Aetna merger signals a new phase in the healthcare business world—and it’s time for patient care executives to rethink the meaning of...

In New Opioids Legislation, Patient Privacy Holds Serve

Privacy Congress’ sweeping opioids legislation has created much debate in recent days and weeks, as stakeholders sit on different sides of the table over a key patient privacy element.

Managing the Consumer Data Deluge

Value-Based Care In-home monitoring and diagnostic devices are likely to create substantial new diagnostic data to manage

Who Will Watch the Apple Watch?

Mobile It does no good to have devices like AW4 generating data if we don’t know what to do with it or don’t have processes in place to reliably respond.
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