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A snapshot of what rose to the top of the social media buzz at the record-breaking HIMSS conference. more
Two reports from two separate research firms -- Kalorama and Black Book Rankings -- indicate the market for EMRs is still healthy, even as incentives... more
If you think your hospital IT department is one of the best in the U.S., nominate it for Healthcare IT News' 5th Annual BEST Hospital IT... more
CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, says the requirements for Stage 3 meaningful use are over the top, and its... more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has paid out more than $30 billion in EHR incentive payments to hospitals and providers who have... more
A two-hospital health system in Indiana is notifying its patients that their protected health information and Social Security numbers have been... more
In what the government describes as the largest research grant ever from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Health and Human Services... more
Two members of Congress are proposing a bill that would eliminate even more barriers for veterans receiving telemedicine care. more
Could chronic care management be the new meaningful use? Some entrepreneurs see even greater financial incentives on the immediate horizon. more
Artist Regina Holliday is the subject of a USA Today article on her artistic advocacy on behalf of patient rights. more
Oncology focused health IT companies Varian Medical Systems and Flatiron Health have forged an alliance aimed at eradicating cancer sooner rather... more
"Both Epic and athena are justifiably proud of their products and their people, and both defend their worldview with great passion and (... more
There are as many definitions for the phrase as there are people willing to address the question. But within those are some common characteristics... more
Hospitals are recognizing the value of interoperability between EHRs and automated dispensing cabinets. Beyond eliminating redundancies during the... more
At Hunterdon Healthcare System, patient engagement is an all-hands-on-deck project, says its chief medical information officer. A new engagement tool... more
Steve Shirley, chief information officer at the 350-bed Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado, has been in information technology for some 35... more
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has approved $120 million to fund 34 clinical comparative effectiveness research studies on a range... more
The House Energy and Commerce Committee gave the 21st Century Cures bill a unanimous sendoff Thursday, voting 51-0 to approve. But the proposed... more
It took a health insurance company almost a year to notify some 1.1 million of its members that their personal data had been swiped by hackers. What... more
Chicago-based EHR company Allscripts will lay off 250 employees across the company, with 60 of the cuts to occur at its Raleigh, North Carolina... more
The Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General, an independent government watchdog, has found the Coast Guard seriously... more
Chicago's Advocate Health Care has 13 hospitals and one of the largest accountable care organizations in the U.S. With population health... more
What to make of the newest Congressional wrangling over the conversion to ICD-10 and the rekindled debate that has followed. Also: the one thing... more
As it aims to broaden its predictive analytics and personalized health capabilities, Welltok, developer of the CaféWell health optimization platform... more
The small physician practice isn't what it used to be. Today, solo docs and small practices are most likely a bit more technologically savvy and... more
Payer report cards released today by health IT company athenathealth and healthcare communications firm ReviveHealth show insurers strong on... more
Our columnist considers what the new culture of technology-enabled instant gratification means for patient satisfaction. Can providers better... more
As the healthcare industry moves toward a more precise definition of its biggest new buzzword, providers and payers are facing some serious technical... more
A trigger tool developed to scan the electronic medical record of pediatric patients was able to identify that 45 percent of patient medical errors... more
John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, Calif., has hired Thomas August as its new chief information security officer. more
Dick Daniels, who took the reins as Kaiser Permanente's executive vice president and chief information officer this February, explains how IT is... more
The list of organizations lining up against ICD-10 is growing -- as is the ferocity of their tone, as the latest in the fray is a conservative think... more
Surescripts processed some 6.5 billion electronic health data transactions across its network in 2014 -- more over the course of the year than either... more
The Office of the National Coordinator has shared the reams of public feedback it's received in response to the first draft of its Shared... more
Around the turn of this century, a saying popped up in certain IT circles: We're all going to agree on specification and compete on... more
The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada (also known as "SickKids") has appointed Sarah Muttitt, MD, to the position of chief... more
The Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2015, the bill filed earlier this month by Republican Texas Rep. Ted Poe that would prohibit HHS from replacing ICD-9... more
Just 60 percent of hospitals reporting to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey complied with all 21 the National Quality Forum endorsed safe practices on... more
TriHealth, a four-hospital health system based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has named John Ward its new chief information officer. more
Clinical workflow efficiencies, greater security for mobile users and quantitative ROI were running themes this week at Citrix Synergy 2015, which... more
Mayo Clinic will collaborate with Baylor College of Medicine to launch a study of 10,000 Mayo biobank members for potential risk of drug reactions or... more
To date, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has paid out more than $30 billion in EHR incentive cash to hospitals and providers that... more
One thing about ICD-10 is becoming crystal clear: The compliance deadline is not going to arrive without Congressional resistance. A new GOP-... more
The market for technology aimed at closing gaps in patient care is set for big growth in the next five years, as vendors aim to "smooth the pain... more
Developing new cures for the thousands of diseases for which there is none may seem all well and good -- but some patient advocates say the 21st... more
Two big-name California health systems have officially signed on with the San Diego Health Connect health information exchange, a deal poised to put... more
While Jackson Health System CISO Connie Barrera's main job is ensuring security, she must also balance functionality and consumption. If a... more
If you haven't gotten serious about data cyberattacks at your organization, now's the time to do so. Because they're about to hit... more
The 21st Century Cures bill put forth by the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health, is set for markup Thursday, a process in which... more
In a merger of two major health information management companies, HealthPort, which specializes in information access management and compliance, will... more
Prior to the deployment of its virtual desktop infrastructure, clinicians at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles had been logging into desktops... more

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