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Healthcare IT News' 4th annual Best Hospital IT Departments
Money may talk, but when it comes to creating a great workplace, that talk is barely a whisper. In reading the 25 profiles of this year's winners in Healthcare IT News' 4th annual Best Hospital IT Departments program, you'll see only one reference to salary and benefits. more
It seems like we're finally just getting used to the idea of 3D printing -- that something that seemed so fantastical, so recently, is now a... more
Physicians are becoming a more empowered link in the healthcare chain, due in large part to their adoption and deployment of information technology,... more
The Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use August 29 that offers hospitals and physicians... more
It has historically been difficult for public health officials -- especially at cash-strapped state and local departments -- to gauge whether their... more
Brighter than ever, the spotlight at the MGMA 2014 Annual Conference Oct. 26-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center will be on healthcare information... more
In testimony before ONC's Health IT Policy Committee in August, Epic President Carl Dvorak made his case that the EHR giant is far more engaged... more
Stage 2 of meaningful use requires at least 5 percent of a given provider's patients to be engaged in their own care either through an online... more
Comments from the Premier healthcare alliance in late August were just the latest in a deluge of opinions and wish lists inundating Capitol Hill,... more
As the dust settles from the recent mammoth $1.3 billion merger, Siemens Health Services CEO John Glaser tells Healthcare IT News what led up to the... more
Working to advance standards for health information management and technology workforce curricula around the world, the American Health Information... more
In August, Sharp HealthCare in San Diego disclosed that two months earlier it had become the 10th of 32 original participants in Medicare's... more
CMS and ONC disappointed many CIOs and IT teams around the country on Aug. 29 when it issued a final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use that lacked the... more
Apple has been making headlines again, which is not unusual for a company that sets trends and moves markets. more
When asked how big his security team is at the 25-hospital Texas Health Resources, Chief Information Officer Ed Marx responds in a serious manner:... more
Dignity Health announced this past month it would build a cloud-based data analytics platform to improve care and drive sown costs. A library of... more
North Shore-LIJ Health System has launched HealthForce, a new business unit that will offer coding services to other healthcare organizations... more
By mining state Medicaid data and utilizing a population health platform, the Wyoming Department of Health was able to slash its Medicaid-related... more
Optum, the health IT division of UnitedHealth, will acquire MedSynergies -- which makes practice management, revenue cycle, physician referral... more
As health information managers gathered in San Diego this week for the AHIMA annual convention, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that could... more
An overarching theme from a vendor's first analytics conference is similar to something that EHR vendors have been saying for years: workflow... more
Known for his rapid fire, entertaining talks on the condition of U.S. healthcare today, the famed cardiologist and innovator paused to answer... more
ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, MD, promised an audience of AHIMA members that the government would act "fast into interoperability." She drew... more
Among the many new products being showcased at AHIMA in San Diego this week: analytics focused on revenue cycle enhancement, tools for computer-... more
In the second biggest HIPAA breach ever reported, one of the nation's largest healthcare systems has notified some 4.5 million of its patients... more
Upon announcing his company's seismic $1.3 billion acquisition of Siemens Health Services this past summer, Cerner CEO Neal Patterson noted the... more
When you picture the first handful of providers able to successfully attest to the rigors of Stage 2 meaningful use, a place like tiny Cottage... more
You might say the CIO and IT team at Harrisburg Medical Center is hands on. When it came to tackling the toughest piece of meaningful use Stage 2,... more
Money may talk, but when it comes to creating a great workplace, that talk is barely a whisper. In reading the 25 profiles of this year's... more
If Tom Johnson, CIO of DuBois Regional Medical Center, had to pick one word to describe his hospital's success -- particularly on the meaningful... more
The Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston is using an mHealth platform to help diabetics and their caregivers control a potentially fatal side effect of... more
Nuance Communications has shared 3 billion medical images through its cloud-based PowerShare Network, a feat company executives hail as "an... more
With nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes -- and racking up $245 billion in costs each year -- many stakeholders have been looking for... more
Health IT companies once again made it to the list of fastest growing companies this year, with three big name EHR vendors chief among them. more
A startup that plans to take Google Glass to healthcare and other markets has landed $8.4 million in venture capital. more
The message that Allscripts Healthcare Solutions CEO and President Paul Black wanted to share was simple. more
Here's the good news: 77 percent of free-standing physician practices have an ambulatory electronic medical record system installed, and a... more
A mail merge gone wrong has officials at the University of Florida and Texas Health and Human Services rushing to send patient notification letters... more
The Health Information Trust Alliance has put out a word of warning about Shellshock, a system vulnerability it says could wreak much more damage... more
Amidst the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which has claimed the lives of some 3,000 people thus far, government entities in the U.S. and abroad... more
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange this week shared the results of its latest ICD-10 survey with HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell. It... more
Neglected to pick up your prescription? Now, there's a good chance your doctor will know and do something about it, thanks to a slew of new... more
The use of cardiac telemetry at Christiana Care Health System improved patient care and proved to be a boost for the Delaware hospital's bottom... more
Now in its eighth year, the annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference has evolved from a showcase for not-ready-for-prime-time apps that wouldn't exist... more
Thirteen of the nation's major healthcare systems are one step closer to interoperability, after they are now able to electronically share... more
Most accountable care organizations have health information technology in place to improve quality and lower costs, but many say difficulties with... more
Cerner will get a little help from its prestigious client, Intermountain Healthcare, when it prepares its bid for the Department of Defense EHR... more
Meaningful use audits are nothing to play around with. They're time consuming and could signify thousands or millions of dollars in lost... more
A lot has been said about ICD-10 over the years, along the winding and surprise-packed road toward the looming Oct. 1, 2015, compliance date. But few... more
This past summer, AHIMA launched what it calls the first major survey taking stock of healthcare's information governance practices. The verdict... more
The healthcare industry has traditionally been knocked for its slowness in adopting technology. A new Harvard study suggests that being late to the... more

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