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It sounds almost shadowy and top-secret: An innovation wing in Louisiana is home to cutting-edge work undertaken by Apple, Epic and a tech-savvy provider. That would be Ochsner Health System. more
At RSNA in Chicago today, Nuance announced it's joined forces with the The National Decision Support Company, unveiling new tools that combine... more
Innovations in healthcare face challenges without a continuous assessment of growing health IT needs. Furthermore, interoperability is crucial to the... more
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center has settled with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights for potential HIPAA... more
Healthcare and government have overtaken the retail industry, with the dubious distinction of being the "major sectors under siege" from... more
Hospital IT departments have a lot on their plates these days. So for the staffs of the 2015 Best Hospital IT Departments to still love their jobs so... more
As imaging and IT professionals look past Thanksgiving and toward RSNA, a new report spotlights emerging strategies for radiology technology: vendor... more
The rise of cybercrime is increasing the risk of healthcare institutions seeing a drop in their credit ratings. While cyberattacks don't drive... more
Mountain View, Calif.-based El Camino Hospital, an electronic health records pioneer for nearly five decades, has completed its customized $150... more
As healthcare shifts from being reactive to proactive, information technology is taking that move a step further through intuitive apps and programs... more
Big majorities of health systems are increasingly looking toward IT outsourcing for complex infrastructure services, citing access to a fully-trained... more
As more than 50,000 medical professional prepare to head to Chicago for RSNA next week, Dell has unveiled new imaging and analytics tools built on... more
Athenahealth subsidiary Epocrates pulled its Bugs + Drugs app from the App Store this past week, two years after it was found by physician reviewers... more
EHR implementation is on the rise in other countries and the market appears somewhat different than it does here in the United States. more
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the expansion of the USDA Rural Development's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program with $... more
Greenway Health announced that it's embedding CommonWell functionality into its Prime Suite platform, enabling customers to more easily exchange... more
Susquehanna Health System is one of the latest big providers to notch some big gains by linking EHRs and analytics across its campuses. The... more
In a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives this past week, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall... more
Healthcare IT News' focus is primarily on IT within the healthcare space, but there's also so much happening now within the broader realm... more
Recent security breaches, especially in healthcare, have put the spotlight on major companies to be diligent on revamping systems to prevent data... more
The view that cybersecurity is purely a technical, engineering challenge is a shortsighted one, and that is repeatedly proven by breaches that... more
The new MyCareLink Smart Monitor from Medtronic, just approved by the FDA, enables patients with implantable pacemakers to use their smartphones to... more
Technology has the "ability to change the marketplace" and the market is set to expand even further over the next two years. Companies are... more
CHIME this week implored CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt to address the overreaches of meaningful use, arguing that "the current... more
Apixio announced today the release of its new cognitive computing platform, Iris, which it says will bring advanced data insights to healthcare by... more
Since the first Internet worm in 1988, Randy Trzeciak, technical director of the CERT Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University's... more
A recent report from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General points out five ways its Office of Civil Rights... more
HIMSS and Healthcare Finance News are accepting topic and speaker proposals for the Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit, February 29 in Las Vegas at... more
As many hospitals pivot toward more advanced technologies to enable care coordination and population health management, a study in Health Affairs... more
As they look to population health management, nearly two-thirds of hospitals and healthcare systems and have adopted remote patient monitoring and... more
During a "State of Security" address at the Microsoft Cloud Forum on Tuesday, Microsoft's chief outlined a new, tougher approach to... more
CMS called for comments on Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, and it's raking them in. There are more than 170 comments on the... more
HealthMyne, a Madison, Wis.-based radiology startup, is working with nearby Epic Systems and UW Health to integrate its informatics platform with... more
Nine out of 10 physicians would use telehealth if they were properly reimbursed, according to a new survey conducted by Anthem and the American... more
A brand new browser extension collects information about what medical students are reading to ultimately enhance related Wikipedia articles. more
With every high profile breach of corporate information systems, the perception is growing that hackers have the upper hand on organizations that are... more
The Office of Inspector General in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released its work plan for 2016. Among its vast... more
A hospital in Kentucky is notifying patients of a security incident, after it was discovered that some of its computers had been infected with a... more
Pamela Arora, senior vice president and chief information officer at Children's Medical Center Dallas talks about her data security challenges... more
Geisinger Health System made waves this past week by announcing it will offer refunds for 'dissatisfied' surgery patients. Chanin Wendling... more
Despite the constant stream of data breaches and ever-larger criminal attacks against healthcare and other organizations, CIOs and CISOs still often... more
Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, offers his advice for developing a well-trained and proactive healthcare... more
It's not just hospitals. Or even payers. Some 392 million health records have been accessed in 1,931 PHI breaches across a staggering 90 percent... more
Intel-GE Care Innovations, which connects the care continuum to the home, has announced it will extend its collaboration with the University of... more
The lack of effective patient data matching is an ongoing obstacle to seamless information exchange between organizations, according to a new study... more
By necessity, the healthcare industry has seen big changes in its approaches to cybersecurity since 2008, according to a new HIMSS report, which... more
The Utah health system, a longtime IT leader, is consolidating revenue cycle functions -- totaling $5 billion in annual gross patient revenue --... more
ECRI Institute has released its 2016 list of worst technology hazards occurring today. Any of the items listed on the top 10 list could be deadly. more
In a novel initiative, Geisinger Health System is launching a refund program for patients not met with "kindness and compassion," President... more
A telling sign that Health Catalyst is gearing up for an IPO is the announcement today that Jack Kane (John A. Kane) is joining the board of the data... more
Epic President Carl Dvorak wrote much of the original code in the system and made some of the enduring architectural decisions empowering its growth... more

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