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As the summer dawns, we look back on the first six months of the year, highlighting the biggest stories -- from population health to ICD-10, meaningful use to privacy and security -- that had Healthcare IT News readers clicking, tweeting, liking, sharing and commenting. more
Health IT-enabled care coordination leaves much to be desired, according to a new survey of clinicians. The survey results were published online in... more
Kaiser Permanente's head of cyber risk defense says healthcare's escalating war against hackers requires a new, people-focused approach to... more
In a July 1 letter, to the Senate HELP Committee group working on improving EHRs, CHIME highlights correct patient identification as a critical need... 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
Patrick Soon-Shiong, businessman, surgeon, scientist and founder of health IT company NantHealth announced he plans to take the company public by the... more
Arguably just as important as ICD-10 readiness come time for October is also focusing on what's to happen afterward. And not all of what you... more
Once upon a time, security was simpler. Now it's a different world -- a more dangerous one, with omnipresent risks to patient data. That theme... more
The numbers should shake any provider still blissfully ignorant of privacy threats out of their complacency: Two-thirds of health organizations... more
As healthcare providers shift away from fee-for-service toward value-based payment models, they're hitting some serious roadblocks -- one of... more
In the national discourse about interoperability, much of the focus is on enabling a doctor using one electronic health record to access patient... more
The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., announced recently that five million medications have been tracked using radio frequency... more
In the newest payer-provider ACO partnership, UnitedHealthcare has teamed up with an eight-hospital health system to launch another accountable care... more
The LGBTQ community is the focus of a new study that will tap Apple's clinical research platform as a tool to identify health disparities. more
New geographic information system technology from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services aims to help community health agencies and... more
In its first five years, the Affordable Care Act has survived technical meltdowns, a presidential election, two Supreme Court challenges -- including... more
CVS Health has partnered with four health systems nationwide to provide them patient prescription and visit information, securely sharing data... more
Fostering innovation "is critical to effectively addressing the challenges of today and delivering for those we serve," said Secretary... more
If you haven't nominated your IT department for Healthcare IT News' 2015 BEST Hospital IT Departments program, you'd better hurry up.... more
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday voted 6-3 against the plaintiffs in the case of King v. Burwell. The ruling means more than 6 million residents in... more
The 2015 Direct Messaging Survey published this week by HIMSS shows growing use and appreciation for the secure, email-like method of data exchange.... more
Healtheway, the non-profit organization that supports nationwide interoperability and health information exchange initiatives, announced today that,... more
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization might be taking a telemedicine to global level, after looking into such a platform that would help the... more
Telemedicine can be "so easy." For Medicare patients, it’s also incredibly rare. Nearly 20 years after such videoconferencing technology... more
With an eye toward the "irreversible transition" toward value-based care, EHR analytics firm Arcadia Healthcare Solutions has acquired Sage... more
As the U.S. healthcare industry speeds toward an era where value-based reimbursement is the rule rather than the exception, hospitals are doing their... more
"It's not just talk about clinical integration ... you have to talk about what's next around value-based contracting," said one... more
As an academic medical center, University of Utah Health Care has some special security challenges unique to an organization of its size and scope.... more
The CommonWell Health Alliance continues to add new members as it works toward an ambitious goal of expanding its provider footprint to 5,000 sites... more
For those healthcare providers still resistant to technology, listen up: You're going to be left behind. From the "platform revolution... more
For the past five years, one analytics company has been compiling an annual list of the top 100 critical access hospitals in America. Just 16... more
A controversial ban on administering abortion drugs via a telemedicine platform in Iowa has been overturned by the state's Supreme Court. more
A former employee at a major New York health system has been indicted, along with seven others, for stealing personal data of 12,000 patients,... more
Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association this past week, two health IT researchers put forth five use cases that help... more
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is currently funded to the tune of about $440 million for fiscal year 2015. If the House... more
Rishi Sikka, MD, has a favorite superhero you may not have heard of -- one who can surf the time stream and predict the future. Superheroes, in fact... more
New research under way at University at Buffalo School of Nursing could lead to automating hospital discharge communication and reducing readmissions... more
The former chief financial officer of a now-closed Texas hospital, Joe White, has been sentenced to federal prison after admitting to meaningful use... more
Longtime health privacy expert Deven McGraw will join the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights as the... more
The global e-prescribing market, valued at $250 million in 2013, is expected to grow at a 23.5 percent compound annual rate, reaching an estimated... more
Aaron Martin did not have a healthcare background when he was hired by Providence Health & Services to be its senior vice president for strategy... more
No one questions that the era of big data is here, but Anthony Chang, MD, warns that the deluge of medical information is just beginning. That means... more
The lion's share of medical identity theft victims can expect to pay upwards of $13,500 to resolve the crime. What's more, about 50 percent... more
Frustrated with poor functionality and usability, more and more buyers of electronic health records find themselves having second thoughts and... more
Several healthcare industry trade organizations are asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to make changes large and small to its... more
The Personal Connected Health Alliance and HIMSS are partnering with the Games for Health Project, aiming to help increase the role of mobile and... more
The U.S. Treasury's CDFI Fund has awarded the Primary Care Development Corp. $55 million in New Markets Tax Credit allocation. The award will... more
More than one ICD-10 bill has been introduced in Congress recently aiming to create a "safe harbor" for physician claims denial post-... more
Royal Philips and Westchester Medical Center Health Network -- WMCHealth -- have entered into a multi-year, $500 million partnership aimed at... more
Epic founder Judy Faulkner is one of the latest billionaires to sign on to The Giving Pledge, the initiative launched by Bill Gates and Warren... more
In the 1990s, it was the Internet. In the early 2000s, it was about mobility. Now, it's the era of "living services," according to a... more

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