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  • December 23, 2015 23 Dec'15

    Amid holiday cheer, OCR issues warnings in form of resolution agreements

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ HIPAA-enforcing arm, OCR (Office for Civil Rights), has bestowed a few early Christmas presents on healthcare providers and their business ...

  • December 23, 2015 23 Dec'15

    Providers leery of cloud, but not vendor neutral archives

    While providers are tying imaging to EHR-based workflows via vendor neutral archives and PACS, many are still leery of the cloud, imaging expert Michael Gray said in this video.

  • December 22, 2015 22 Dec'15

    Text messaging in healthcare study delivers decisive results

    Text messaging in healthcare can be more than an administrative function and serve a greater purpose than being a new way to deliver appointment reminders to patients. Texting can nudge people to ...

  • 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 14, 2015 14 Dec'15

    Vendor neutral archives will coexist with PACS 3.0

    Vendor neutral archives, PACS 3.0 let healthcare providers use medical images from diverse sources, independent consultant Michael Gray said in this video from RSNA 2015.

  • 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 09, 2015 09 Dec'15

    RSNA 2015 drew international crowds, new imaging tech

    RSNA 2015, the biggest North American healthcare tech conference, featured an international crowd and medical imaging innovation. Meanwhile, the ICD-10 transition has been smooth.

  • December 08, 2015 08 Dec'15

    RSNA 2015 features fun, cosmopolitan radiology technology

    RSNA 2015, the biggest North American healthcare tech conference, featured the latest radiology IT and hardware tools -- as well as fun, benign chaos and an international flavor.

  • 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

    New medical imaging technologies shown at busy RSNA 2015

    Medical imaging vendors showcased new IT systems, as prospective users roamed the bustling show floor at the RSNA 2015 conference and attended educational sessions.

  • 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 ...

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