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Change Healthcare Becomes First HIT Org to Join Blockchain Collaborative at Top Level

May 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance blockchain technology, has announced that Change Healthcare has become the first healthcare organization to join at the initiative’s top membership level.

DSS, Inc. Awarded $19 Million VA Contract to Develop Mobile Patient Scheduling Tool

May 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Juno Beach, Fla.-based health IT company Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS, Inc.) has been awarded a $19.6 million contract to install an online patient self-scheduling system for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Why Would You Ever Do THAT? A Perspective on Why Healthcare Lags Behind Other Industries

May 18, 2017  |  Glenn Pearson
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I firmly believe that population health management, readmissions reductions and value-based purchasing are not possible without tapping into today's exciting technology-supported processes which didn't exist even 10 years ago.

Exclusive Report: What Can U.S. Healthcare IT Leaders Learn, in the Wake of Wanna Cry?

May 17, 2017  |  Mark Hagland and Heather Landi
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Industry leaders credit the Wanna Cry, or Wanna Decryptor, ransomware virus that struck the world on Friday, May 12, with offering U.S. patient care organizations a jolt of recognition around what must be done now to secure our clinical IS

Four Finalists Advance to Next Round of CHIME’s National Patient ID Challenge

May 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Four finalists were selected to the “Prototype Testing Round” of CHIME’s Healthcare Innovation Trust National Patient ID Challenge, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based College of Healthcare Information Management Executives announced this week.

Closing the Healthcare Industry’s Skills Gaps

May 15, 2017  |  By Terry McDonough, CEO of Strayer@Work
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Healthcare hiring managers are having a particularly challenging time filling positions that require information technology skills. The healthcare industry also faces a growing need for leaders and strategists.

Docs Getting Lab Results on Smartphones Could Help Discharge Patients Faster

May 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Patients with chest pain who are in the emergency department, and whose attending emergency physicians received lab results directly to their smartphones, got discharged faster than patients whose doctors didn’t get that data on their smartphones.

Cedars-Sinai Using SaaS Platform to Incorporate Patient-Generated Health Data

May 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Various clinical departments at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai have announced they are leveraging a software as a service (SaaS) platform to integrate previously unavailable patient-generated data directly into their electronic medical record (EMR).

Wanna Decryptor and the National Health Service’s Fatal Vulnerability: Lessons Learned?

May 14, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The Wanna Decryptor 2.0 ransomware virus severely disrupted the British National Health Service’s capabilities to provide patient care across England and Scotland last week: what have British—and European, and American—healthcare leaders learned?

Accenture: Internet of Health Things Could Lead To Big Cost Savings for Orgs

May 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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If healthcare organization leaders don’t take full advantage of the Internet of Health Things (IoHT), they could risk missing out on substantial cost savings, according to findings from a new Accenture report.

Survey: Enterprise Approach to Telemedicine Becoming More Common

May 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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As the telemedicine industry continues to mature, U.S. hospitals are increasingly using a centrally-managed enterprise approach, according to the results from the REACH Health 2017 U.S. Telemedicine Industry Benchmark Survey.

A Nursing Informatics Leader Parses the Challenges of EHR Optimization

May 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Joyce Sensmeier, R.N., vice president of informatics at HIMSS North America, shares her perspective on the critical role nursing informaticists play in helping health systems realize value from health IT investments and achieve improved outcomes.

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