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August 25, 2016
If you're a patient of a hospital or physician that is using the technology of a CommonWell Health Alliance member—including Cerner Corp., athenahealth, Inc., and McKesson Corporation, to name a ...
August 12, 2016
In the waning days of the administration, ONC national coordinator Karen DeSalvo, M.D., leaves ONC to focus full time on her other post as acting assistant HHS secretary for health.
July 22, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is preparing to unleash some stark numbers on care quality at individual hospitals across the country. But before CMS publishes those star ...
June 15, 2016
Health IT is so often seen as central to creating efficiencies, maximizing reimbursement and helping spur advances in medical care, that its effect on patient safety is sometimes overlooked. But ...
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One healthcare organization is using Salesforce's Health Cloud as behavioral health tech to better schedule care givers, coordinate care and share patient information. Continue Reading
CIO Harun Rashid discusses the adoption of cloud in healthcare as well as the barriers and concerns many health IT professionals have when it comes to cloud computing. Continue Reading
In this Innovation Spotlight, SearchHealthIT looks at how an HIE reduced duplicate patient records by using NextGate's patient matching technology. Continue Reading
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Cloud-based pharmacovigilance systems help prevent lethal mistakes in clinical drug trials and other medication programs and can be used by provider systems and pharma companies. Continue Reading
As hospitals recede as the dominant focal point of healthcare, the consumerization of health is empowering people with access to their own health records and patient engagement. Continue Reading
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Healthcare cybersecurity is a mixture of employee training and technology, but how much of either? And what cybersecurity strategies should be used? A security expert explains. Continue Reading
HIPAA violation examples make headlines every now and then, often with a hefty fine. The Office of Civil Rights laid out the five most common mistakes healthcare organizations make. Continue Reading
When faced with a CMS risk assessment and HIPAA audit, Beaufort Memorial Hospital turned to Iatric Systems' Security Audit Manager to help it pass. Continue Reading
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More often than not, the information in a patient's medical record is incorrect, a physician says. Here's how to reduce EHR errors. Continue Reading
Hospital data security is at the forefront of everyone's minds in health IT, especially with the increase in ransomware attacks. Two CIOs discuss the essential technology. Continue Reading
CIOs share the healthcare cybersecurity strategies and technologies they are using to secure their organizations at HIMSS 2016. Continue Reading