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Industry Groups Urge ONC to Reorient Goals of EHR Reporting Program, Focus on Health IT Safety, Security

October 18, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
EHR AMIA questioned the "constrained scope" of the EHR Reporting Program, noting the program should be closer to a post-implementation surveillance ecosystem, not a government-sponsored "consumer reports."

GUEST BLOG: The Cybersecurity Shortage: Closing the Gap

October 17, 2018  |  Mac McMillan, Industry Voice
Cybersecurity The gap between the level of cybersecurity preparation that should exist in the current environment, and the reality, is both troubling and in need of closer examination, says Mac McMillan

MUSC Telehealth Leaders Share Their Roadmap to Success

October 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Telemedicine Three key telehealth leaders at the Medical University of South Carolina share lessons learned in building a robust program of telehealth services to serve patients across the state.

Six Lessons From Boston Children’s ‘Hacktivist’ Attack

October 17, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
Cybersecurity Boston Children's Hospital CIO Daniel Nigrin, M.D., discussed how the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack his organization endured in 2014 spurred it to action.

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...

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.

Heritage Medical Systems’ Voyage to Value—and How Physicians are Leading the Way

October 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Value-Based Care Mark Wagar, president of Heritage Physician Organizations, recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about his organization’s value-based care journey, its ACO progress, and how physician...

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

October 10, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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...

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.

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