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In many ways, mobile device security is an oxymoron in its current state. In fact, if you're using an Internet of Things-type device, chances are it has an average of 25 hidden vulnerabilities, according to new research, making it a ripe target for hackers. more
As the U.S. population grows, the physician workforce shrinks, and information technology fundamentally changes the way care is delivered, the... more
Getting physicians on board with cost cutting measures proves to be one of the healthcare industry's top challenges, one that has become... more
Former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as new Veterans Affairs secretary secretary on Tuesday,... more
Glenn D. Steele Jr., MD, president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, will step down next summer. more
Not all medical infrastructure and equipment is created equal, as healthcare providers can attest. This year, after analyzing feedback from thousands... more
Electronic health records have a big role to play in improving hospitals' medication reconciliation, a new study finds, but challenges related... more
In the realm of e-prescribing, there remains one key issue to bring to light, says John Halamka, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and... more
A new state health information exchange has officially signed on with the eHealth Exchange, bringing an additional 16 million patient records into... more
More than 5,000 IT staff from 194 nominated hospitals completed the 79-question online survey. To qualify to be considered a top hospital, at least... more
Expanding on a partnership announced this past spring, athenahealth and Henry Schein will integrate their respective technologies to better enable... more
For at least the last decade, the health IT field has seen a scholarly back-and-forth on the effectiveness of electronic medical records. As soon as... more
Second quarter financial results were not a disappointment for EHR behemoth Cerner Corp., as officials announced Thursday afternoon a record "... more
After landing 11 new grants, clinicians at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are gearing up for projects aimed at boosting care and... more
Federal government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration,... more
A Rhode Island hospital, who nearly two years ago notified 14,000 patients of a HIPAA breach involving their data, agreed Wednesday to hand over $150... more
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, with more than 1,400 CIO and IT team members, has released a case study that delves into... more
The EHR vendor market landscape may be poised for a shakeup, as according to recent reports, Cerner may be exploring the possibility of acquiring the... more
The joys of unintended consequences never end. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act required hospitals to get paid based on how much they... more
On the up side, more hospitals are adopting computerized physician order entry, which has proven to reduce medication error. On the down side,... more
Mergers and acquisitions for the health IT market continue to see big numbers, with total deal volumes increasing 18 percent since the second half of... more
When researchers at UPMC's Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh reviewed more than 1,000 pediatric consultations offered in Latin America via... more
Johns Hopkins Health System will hand over $190 million to settle a class action privacy lawsuit involving one of its former gynecologists who... more
Hospitals participating in Independence Blue Cross' accountable care contracts are reducing costs, improving care and earning incentives,... more
Seven health IT startups have landed a spot in the 2014 New York Health Accelerator. The accelerator, a program run by the New York eHealth... more
Patient advocate and researcher Jessie Gruman died July 14 at the age of 60, after living with cancer for the better part of her life and turning her... more
2014's second quarter brought with it a boost in earnings for cloud-based EHR company athenahealth, which reported gains this time around after... more
MemorialCare Health System, a top 100 integrated delivery network, implemented awareness computing technology at the Orange Coast Memorial Medical... more
Investors such as Mayo Clinic, Rush University Medical Center and more are backing DICOM Grid, which develops a cloud-based platform for medical... more
Massachusetts healthcare providers are adopting health information technology and health data exchange and drawing consumer support for going digital... more
It's a chilling reality -- one often overlooked in annual mortality statistics: Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.... more
Geisinger Health System announced a new initiative this week that will offer patients access to advanced cancer treatment protocols and clinical... more
When it comes to preventing adverse drug events, some suggest that traditional evidence-based prescribing must be enhanced with "person-based... more
Jonathan Bush, former ambulance driver, founder of birthing centers in San Diego and co-founder and CEO of athenahealth, a public company valued at... more
Venture capital funding for health information technology surpassed $1 billion for the first time in Q2 2014 -- far surpassed, in fact, with $1.8... more
Sure, HIPAA adds a layer of privacy protection for certain health data -- if organizations actually comply with it -- but there remains myriad... more
There has been no increase in new patient visits since the Affordable Care Act took effect. This, according to ACAView, a report from cloud-based EHR... more
As IBM and Apple team up for a new "mobile first" platform, we could be seeing what happens when the power of Watson analytics is put into... more
The prevalence of prescribing via electronic health record has skyrocketed over the past decade. Almost unheard of in 2006, nowadays more than 70... more
For the first time, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., claimed the No. 1 spot on U.S. News & World Report's annual list of top hospitals,... more
BlackBerry continues to expand further its scope in the healthcare arena after one of its subsidiaries unveiled a new clinical operating system for... more
Few healthcare IT policies these days are as delicate, sensitive and potentially emotionally explosive as efforts to restrict or regulate employee... more
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT continues to reshape itself as it adjusts to funding limits. To that end, National Coordinator... more
As David Blumenthal, MD, sees it, Stage 2 is where the rubber meets the road for the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program -- the government's... more
The College of American Pathologists, along with the Association of Pathology Chairs and the Association for Pathology Informatics, has launched a... more
The EHR Association, which is made up of nearly 40 EHR companies, urged the Office of the National Coordinator and the Centers for Medicare and... more
Electronic health records incentive payments to eligible hospitals and providers have continued their upward trend, with the Centers for Medicare and... more
If there is one emerging pattern within the clinical informatics field, it is the quest to make data "actionable" for users. However,... more
Brigham and Women's Hospital is working on a half-dozen projects aimed at lowering healthcare costs through the use of big data. more
It will either be a passing breeze or the early rumblings of a storm to come. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' revealed the... more
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is adding momentum and new capabilities to its interoperability and population health initiatives. more

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