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The 2018 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Co-Third-Place Winning Team—St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

February 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Clinical, pharmacy and informatics leaders at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital led a strategic effort to improve patient quality and safety practices by establishing interoperability between the EHR and IV infusion pumps to reduce medication errors.

Tennessee Hospital’s EHR Hacked by Cryptocurrency Malware

February 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Decatur County General Hospital, a 40-bed hospital located in Parsons, Tennessee, has informed its patients about a security incident in which its electronic medical record (EMR) system was hacked, impacting 24,000 patients’ records.

Randy McCleese on What it Means to Be CIO of the Year

February 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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McCleese recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about rural healthcare obstacles, what winning this award means to him, how he’s been able to have success in this role, and how he sees the policy landscape shaking out.

Two Large N.C. Healthcare Orgs Collaborate on MyChart Record Sharing

January 29, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The two largest healthcare organizations in Winston-Salem, N.C.—Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health—are now collaborating on an initiative that will merge critical health information for patients.

Randy McCleese Named CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year

January 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Randy McCleese, CIO of Methodist Hospital in Henderson, Ky., has been named 2017 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year award by CHIME and HIMSS.

Humana’s Chief Medical Officer Shares his Perspectives on Driving Forward into Value-Based Care

December 15, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Humana chief medical officer Roy Beveridge, M.D., shares his perspectives on the findings of a recent value-based care study and the implications for providers making the transition to value-based reimbursement model agreements.

Appalachia Project to Study Relationship Between Increased Broadband Access, Improved Cancer Care

December 13, 2017  |  David Raths
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The Federal Communications Commission and the National Cancer Institute have joined forces to focus on how increasing broadband access and adoption in rural areas can improve the lives of rural cancer patients.

Mississippi Division of Medicaid, Hattiesburg Clinic Exchange Clinical Data in Real-Time

November 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) has worked with Mississippi-based Hattiesburg Clinic to establish an automated system for sharing clinical data in real time, according to a recent announcement.

UMMC, MUSC Recognized as Telehealth Centers of Excellence

October 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency within HHS, has designated the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Medical University of South Carolina as the only two national Telehealth Centers of Excellence.

Leveraging IT to Optimize Revenue Cycle Management

September 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Practice leaders are increasingly automating and streamlining RCM processes and seeing marked improvements to the bottom line due to decreases in denial rejections and optimized reimbursements.

Change Healthcare Announces “Enterprise Blockchain for Healthcare” Solution

September 25, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Nashville-based Change Healthcare today announced the first blockchain solution for enterprise-scale use in healthcare, according to its officials.

Predicting Patients’ Next Healthcare Moves: How HIT Stakeholders are Keying in on Advanced Population Health Management

July 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Providers, payers and vendors are well-aware of the changing healthcare paradigm in front of them, and how value-based care has become a driver for more enhanced population health management.

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