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Health care IT management and organization

  • July 26, 2018 26 Jul'18

    Expert questions funds for interoperability challenges in healthcare

    Up to $2 million will be provided by the ONC to two recipients to address interoperability challenges in healthcare, but one expert questions if it will be enough.

  • July 17, 2018 17 Jul'18

    CMS creates chief health informatics officer position

    The newly created chief health informatics officer position for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will focus on developing a health IT strategy for CMS.

  • July 11, 2018 11 Jul'18

    To fix healthcare IT, start with medical appointment reminders

    All the talk about interoperability in healthcare misses the point, according to Rick Halton, vice president of Lumeon, a European automated care pathway platform provider that moved in to the US ...

  • July 06, 2018 06 Jul'18

    Can value-based care models cut costs? Yes, they can

    While value-based care efforts can be hard to implement and aging technology services don't always support them, these efforts are gaining a foothold and saving money.

  • June 26, 2018 26 Jun'18

    News briefs: Study outlines best practices for patient matching

    Two organizations seek to improve patient identity management. A cybersecurity firm published a study on PHI sold on the dark web. And the FDA permitted the marketing of an AI algorithm for wrist-fracture detection.

  • June 30, 2017 30 Jun'17

    HHS to award $195 million for health IT use in opioid treatment

    The Department of Health and Human Services will award $195 million to community health centers to expand substance abuse and mental health services that focus on awareness, prevention and opioid ...

  • 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 ...

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