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Here are some quotes from anonymous hospital CIOs that may sound familiar: "Morale is really bad; folks are burned out." "ICD-10 will never happen, we'll just keep spending money on it." "Doing more with less can only go so far." But there are reasons for optimism these days that shouldn't be forgotten. more
California state officials this week released its second annual data breach report, and spoiler alert: the numbers for the healthcare industry aren... more
Cleveland Clinic unveiled Wednesday its 9th annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that are likely to have major impact on improving patient care... more
Research by Accenture has found that nurses frequently use a wide range of communication technologies. Although these technologies can help... more
While consumer-facing mobile apps garner much of the spotlight, mHealth devices, hardware and software are all starting to gain purchase within... more
Patient engagement is one of the more popular topics in the mHealth landscape these days, and with the mHealth Summit right around the corner (really... more
The American Medical Association launched what its leaders call a first-of-its-kind resource aimed at helping physicians and other healthcare... more
Add Google's product roster to the ranks of primarily consumer-centric tools making a play for enterprises. The search giant has effectively... more
Purchasing spree continues as Optum gains chronic condition management, smoking cessation and other services. more
When Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell snagged national coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, to help in the Ebola fight, neither entity... more
The American Medical Association released a statement Monday that points to the organization's concern over the recent departure of key leaders... more
More than 83 percent of physician practices do not believe current Medicare physician quality reporting programs enhanced their physicians'... more
There are at least 30 ways to grow patient satisfaction at your healthcare facility, but 10 key service standards should do the trick. more
The topic at the Cleveland Clinic annual summit this Monday was healthcare innovation -- what's impeding it, what more is needed to foster it... more
The healthcare breakthrough of the 21st century may not come in the form of a miracle drug from the pharmaceutical industry. Rather, it's more... more
What propels a group practice to fifteen-fold growth? At Westmed Medical Group, in New York's Westchester County, the surge can be attributed... more
Among the 71 mobile and telemedicine projects underway at Intermountain Healthcare are a smartwatch clinicians use, the gyrometer given to patients... more
Technology company Aramark opened a new Healthcare Technology & Innovation Center in Charlotte, N.C. earlier this month, touting the new venture... more
IBM will use its engagement and analytics technology to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa, company executives announced today. The... more
In the first batch of financial results reported since its acquisition of Siemens was announced in August, Cerner Corporation showed a robust third... more
The exodus of top-tier ONC leaders continues. In fact, it might now officially be called a brain drain. Not long after news broke that National... more
When faced with the fact that just 5 percent of the patient population was responsible for nearly half the money it spent on healthcare each year,... more
National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, is stepping into a new role within Health and Human Services -- with a focus on Ebola and other public health... more
With basic health IT now near-ubiquitous across healthcare, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell has announced substantial new... more
Operating costs, ICD-10, keeping pace with new technologies, and surviving in a world of changing payment models -- those are just some of the... more
Commercial insurers inaccurately process about 20 percent of claims filed by medical practices. It's an industry standard that has weathered the... more
With more than 350 exhibitors on the show floor, including many for the first time, MGMA's exhibit hall is expected to be abuzz with activity... more
"I've never seen this level of frustration in our membership, as I have in the past six to eight months or so," says MGMA Senior... more
The healthcare industry is swimming in Social Security numbers, thanks to the necessities of patient record management technology. But balancing... more
In what's being hailed as a "spectacular success story," the World Health Organization has declared Nigeria free of the Ebola virus... more
Boston Children's Hospital has named three finalists to compete for $30,000 and investment advice from industry leaders in the hospital's... more
"It isn't out of the realm of the possible" that medical device security flaws could "cause severe injury or death,"... more
While Ebola stokes public anxiety, more than one in six hospitals -- including some top medical centers -- are having trouble stamping out less... more
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences was announced as the latest HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 award winner on Wednesday. It's the most... more
With sights set on leveraging predictive analytics in the clinical setting, IBM and researchers at the University of Michigan have launched a project... more
Wes Wright, chief information officer of Seattle Children's Hospital, had a couple big reasons for embracing a virtual desktop infrastructure... more
The Ebola cases in the United States, despite their limited numbers, have generated considerable discussion and anxiety. But the focus on EHRs in... more
For wearable technology to live up to the hype, especially when it comes to healthcare, it will have to be "interoperable, integrated, engaging... more
One of the most frequent complaints in John Halamka's email inbox these days is that electronic health records are filled with data, but little... more
Healthcare IT News is gathering information and input on patient engagement for a future project. As healthcare transitions to new value-based... more
Frustration with electronic health records has never been higher among RNs, with vast majorities complaining of poor workflows, bad communication and... more
The folks at Penn Medicine know a little something about putting data analytics to work. After identifying three years ago that their sepsis... more
One of the takeaways of a recent survey conducted by Software Advice indicates that mHealth users are better at using electronic health records --... more
Partners HealthCare CIO James Noga is just beginning to envision what the infrastructure for big data will look like for the Boston health system... more
In a congressional hearing Thursday, a Texas Health Resources executive joined other clinical stakeholders in the U.S. Ebola crisis to shed light on... more
Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, is the founder and director of the Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare in Boston, talks with mHealth... more
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which represents more than 1,400 CIOs, and Health Level Seven International are working... more
Charles Jaffe, MD, CEO of standards organization HL7, came away from the joint meeting of the federal Health IT Policy and Health IT Standards... more
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has teamed up with the Bay State's largest hospital in a new partnership aimed at addressing three... more
In a bid to drive better quality, wider access and improved care coordination through health information technology, the Centers for Medicare &... more
Integral to effective care coordination with Medicaid beneficiaries involves the ability to communicate with sick and chronically ill patients. But... more

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