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Imagine the state of healthcare and healthcare information technology in five years. What will it look like? Will healthcare provide more -- or less -- value? Will care be better coordinated? Will patients be more engaged? What about interoperability? more
In case you forgot, allow a new OIG alert to remind you: Healthcare providers and EHR vendors who engage in information blocking might get in serious... more
The University of California-San Francisco is using tools, such as Windows tablets with Oneview software, to bridge communication gaps and empower... more
Chip Kahn III, President and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals, is not shy about giving his opinion. After all, he's been steeped in... 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
One doctor's first week of coding under the new classification system has been frustrating, to say the least. She shares her experience and... more
Periods of change are when organizations are most vulnerable to security breaches -- especially healthcare entities and the technology vendors that... more
University of Missouri Health Care is one of the latest two health systems to receive the global HIMSS Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of... more
Not all healthcare organizations are as prepared for ICD-10 as they should be. And a lot of it comes down to not having enough skilled coding... more
Policy leaders and military officials will be honored with NHITWeek awards at a ceremony Monday night. Here's a look at those awardees. more
In a "bonanza day" for health IT policy, CMS and ONC dropped final meaningful use rules, EHR certification criteria and a final... more
It's final. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and ONC have released final rules for the EHR Incentive Programs, which they say will... more
The highly-anticipated document is a palpable call to action for public health, private providers and U.S. states to work toward enabling health data... more
HIPAA was passed before smartphones, tablets and many of today's medical devices were commonplace and, according to one industry association... more
To all the healthcare info security folks out there: You may have a big trust issue on your hands. As, according to a new survey, the lion's... more
Brian Krebs said that executives are falling short of keeping their enterprises apprised of threats, while criminals are becoming increasingly... more
With a wide variety of program options available, it is crucial that ACOs focus on the "gold standard" of online behavioral telehealth... more
Data security firm Digital Guardian has acquired Code Green Networks, which provides data loss prevention technology for the network, cloud and... more
New Hampshire hospitals Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Elliot Health System and Frisbie Memorial Hospital are joining with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care to... more
Making its debut during Hurricane season, the new national platform houses resources for all kinds of disasters that include information sharing,... more
Amid calls to delay the meaningful use program, the Government Accountability Office published a report outlining some of the reasons that sharing... more
In the continued absence of a meaningful use final rule, physicians have been left hanging, according to the American Medical Association, which is... more
Many have asked John Halamka, MD about the first few days of ICD-10. The answer for his institutions is that other than a few small refinements, the... more
The new company will deliver Coding InSight to help customers improve efficiency and optimize risk scoring, officials said. more
As much as the discussion about patient engagement relates to how tricky it is for doctors, just imagine what it feels like for the patients. more
Retired Army Captain hopes his story can remind health IT stakeholders of the value and importance of their work as well as what drew them to it in... more
The code set conversion has been a long time coming. Let's take a look back across the years at some of the most important aspects along the way. more
The proliferation of mobile device technology has given physicians the freedom to assess and diagnose disease from wherever they may be, but they... more
Northern Arizona Healthcare has broadened the scope of its home health monitoring program, Care Beyond Walls and Wires. The trend of expanding the... more
Royal Philips has teamed up with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to research the use of Philips ultrasound technology and MIT physiological... more
"There is no reason not to take time to do it right," said Republican Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander on Thursday, as he called on the... more
It's October 1 and the federal government has yet to deliver guidelines for the 90-day reporting period. CMS might be out of options on this one. more
Healthcare IT News and sister site Healthcare Finance reported on the changeover throughout October 1, using this live blog to highlight the latest... more
Providers have placed a strong reliance on EHR, RCM and coding outsourcing vendors, according to a recent Black Book report. more
The need for healthcare systems to exchange patient information quickly, affordably and safely makes a national patient-matching program critical,... more
Looking to slash your readmission rates using big data but not sure where to start? It's best to hear the stories from the folks who have done... more
There's a lot still to know about how ICD-10 will play out, but one thing seems clear: Even the most well-prepared health organization, with the... more
Healthcare IT News reached out to a broad swath of the industry to learn about what consultants, hospitals and vendors are doing on ICD-10 day. more
Phishing is much more than just a creatively-misspelled word. It's a key motivator for health organizations' increased focus on security.... more
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will employ software from PeraHealth to improve clinician awareness of children who may be at risk for... more
AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon says she's confident the transition that begins Thursday will go off with few, if any, glitches. As she sees it,... more
As ICD-10 looms, value-based reimbursement remains clouded in uncertainty and many technology vendors under-deliver on their promises, more and more... more
Think you've seen a lot of intrusion attempts and malware at your hospital? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which operates some 1,700... more
Mark Dill, director of information security at the Cleveland Clinic, talks about keeping data secure at one of the best known academic medical... more
The trick is in helping people make their own decisions without being overly prescriptive. more
Patients are growing weary of having to carry their records from one provider to the next and many are evaluating whether or not doctors use... more
As part of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, HHS will dole out $685 million more to help health networks, group practices and other... more
A group of individuals has slapped two D.C. hospitals with a class action lawsuit, alleging that their charges for requesting medical records --... more
Joining elite company, Pennsylvania's Reading Health System is the latest provider to earn Stage 7 distinction from HIMSS Analytics, ascending... more
Refrain from finalizing Stage 3 meaningful use, implored 100 members of Congress in a September 28 letter to Shaun Donovan, director of the Office of... more
We highlight six of the most talked about new products on display and available for demo at the 2015 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit. more

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