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UNC Health Care Receives HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Designation

April 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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UNC Health Care, an integrated health care system based in Chapel Hill, N.C., has achieved Stage 7 designation on the HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

St. Jude Launches Cloud-Based Genomics Data Platform for Researchers

April 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital announced this week the launch of St. Jude Cloud, an online data-sharing and collaboration platform that provides researchers access to what St. Jude describes as the world's largest public repository of pediatric...

VUMC Launches Precision Medicine Subsidiary, Nashville Biosciences

April 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Officials with Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have launched a subsidiary to house the organization’s genomic and bioinformatics resources to advance drug and diagnostics discovery and development.

Allscripts Ransomware Update: Outages Expected through Monday

January 22, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Chicago-based Allscripts, one of the most prevalent EHR (electronic health record) vendors in the world, is still working to restore some of its IT systems following a ransomware attack last week.

FirstHealth Reports Network Impacted by New WannaCry Malware

October 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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FirstHealth of the Carolinas announced that it shut down its computer network last week after a threat from a new version of the WannaCry malware virus, and the system is continuing to operate on standard downtime procedures.

At the Health IT Summit in Raleigh, a Nuanced Discussion of CISO-Level Challenges

October 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Raleigh, CISOs and other cybersecurity experts engaged in a nuanced discussion of the complex issues facing healthcare IT leaders right now industry-wide, as they work to establish and optimize cybersecurity frameworks

At the Raleigh HIT Summit, Henry Ford Privacy Chief Harper Urges HIT Leaders to Action

October 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Henry Ford Health System chief privacy officer Meredith Harper kicked off the Cybersecurity Forum—day two of the Health IT Summit in Raleigh—with a compelling presentation on the journey of her organization into intensified IT security readiness

UNC Health Care’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Forecasts the Future of Digital Health

October 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Michael Levy, entrepreneur-in-residence at UNC Health Care System's Center for Health Innovation, shares his perspective on building a digital health program at UNC Health Care and his forecast for digital health's impact on healthcare delivery.

As North Carolina Moves Towards Medicaid Managed Care, Its Leaders Approach the Operational Issues

October 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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As North Carolina moves to transform its Medicaid program into a managed care one, its operations leaders are tackling the process and IT challenges involved, notes Sam Gibbs, a speaker at the upcoming Health IT Summit in Raleigh

VA Issues Proposed Rule to Allow Home-Based Telemedicine for Veterans

October 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a proposed rule this week that would allow VA healthcare providers to provide medical care via telehealth across state lines and regardless of the location of the provider of the beneficiary.

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.

In Raleigh, North Carolina’s HIE Moves Forward—under a State Government Mandate

September 28, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The North Carolina Health Information Exchange Authority, or NC HIEA, is advancing rapidly in its statewide HIE capabilities—with the rock-solid support of a state government mandate, and funding

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