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  • July 29, 2016 29 Jul'16

    Gender pay gap among health IT workers grows wider

    Female health IT professionals in the U.S. are paid less than their male counterparts, and the wage gap between the two has only grown larger over the past decade. In 2006, the average female ...

  • December 17, 2015 17 Dec'15

    Bitglass report: Cloud adoption on the rise in healthcare

    The healthcare world has been wary of the cloud for a while now, citing possible HIPAA violation as the main concern and reason for not adopting the cloud. But according to a recent report by ...

  • December 16, 2015 16 Dec'15

    HIE on the rise, new government study shows

    Health information exchange (HIE) has accelerated, particularly in hospitals, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and ...

  • December 15, 2015 15 Dec'15

    Data breaches and shaky future of meaningful use on DirectTrust's 2016 prediction list

    Many of this year's most-discussed health IT topics will figure prominently in next year's healthcare technology landscape, though some of those conversations will take on a new tone. The third ...

  • December 10, 2015 10 Dec'15

    3D printing becoming prevalent in healthcare

    If you're a health IT professional and you're not looking into 3D printers, you might want to start now. Some hospitals have already got a jump on this not-so-new technology that is helping some ...

  • December 10, 2015 10 Dec'15

    Health plans moving quickly to value-based payments

    For its fifth annual “State of the Payor” survey, HealthEdge polled 100 senior executives at payer organizations and found that 80% of health plans following Medicare are shifting to value-based ...

  • December 08, 2015 08 Dec'15

    HIMSS Value Score to quantify worth of health IT

    It's difficult to predict how adopting health IT will change an organization's productivity or quantify how well a technology measured up to its expectations. The Healthcare Information and ...

  • December 03, 2015 03 Dec'15

    KPMG survey results support idea that ICD-10 was a Y2K event

    After all the anticipation – and after some experts predicted that ICD-10 would be a disaster with little value -- it seems ICD-10 has turned out to be a Y2K-type of event so far, in which expected ...

  • December 01, 2015 01 Dec'15

    Hospital fined $850,000 for ePHI breach

    A stolen laptop can be worth more than $800,000. At least that was the case with a laptop taken from Lahey Clinic Hospital, Inc. in 2011. The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently ruled that ...

  • November 24, 2015 24 Nov'15

    Epic's response to critical Mother Jones article

    Mother Jones recently published a highly critical article on Epic Systems, claiming that the EHR vendor's product lacked interoperability and therefore was hurting patients. Well, Epic has ...

  • November 24, 2015 24 Nov'15

    Department of Agriculture to distribute $23.4 million in telemedicine grants

    Observers of last week's National Rural Health Day had something extra to celebrate this year, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) promised telemedicine grants to 31 states. The USDA ...

  • November 19, 2015 19 Nov'15

    Epic gets flak again on interoperability, this time in Mother Jones article

    Epic Systems has been criticized for its lack of interoperability before, and now, in a recent Mother Jones article entitled "Epic Fail", the EHR vendor is being put on the spot again. For the ...

  • November 18, 2015 18 Nov'15

    Study shows lower hospitalization rate for patients treated with precision medicine

    The precision medicine approach to healthcare is thought to be a more personalized model that will improve individual and population health outcomes. That assertion now has more evidence in its ...

  • November 16, 2015 16 Nov'15

    Lawyer suggests strategies to avoid texting risks with PHI

    Healthcare providers and their business associates are fast getting hip to the reality that it’s not OK to text protected health information (PHI). Not only does unsecure texting of PHI run afoul ...

  • November 12, 2015 12 Nov'15

    ICD-10's appearance at my doctor's visit

    As a health IT journalist, it's always interesting when you experience what you write about in real life. In my case, this happened when I went to the doctor yesterday. I was sitting in the ...

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