Stephen McCallister

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Lviv: the hidden coffee capital

The FT’s Natalie Whittle discovers the story of a cafe that helped prize-winning mathematicians to solve some of their toughest problems<p>August 15, …

10 MDs to follow on Twitter

HARMONY HEALTH IT: Big Five EHR’s Sweep up System Replacement Business and Expand Need for Legacy Data Solution

These statistics are based on the proportion of hospitals that reported using the developers’ solutions as a part of the Medicare EHR Incentive …


Community Health Systems Inc. (CHS) investigated as part of meaningful use - Nashville Business Journal

By Joel Stinnett <br>– Reporter, Nashville Business Journal<p>Aug 14, 2018, 7:04am CDT<p>Franklin-based Community Health Systems Inc. is under investigation in …

Health Care

By 2020, 1-in-5 healthcare orgs will adopt blockchain; here’s why

While the financial services and shipping industries have been quick to deploy blockchain, the healthcare industry could soon follow their lead as it …


CMS Administrator Seema Verma calls for an end to physician fax machines by 2020

CMS is also seeking Blue Button 2.0 app developers, Verma says at second interoperability forum hosted by the Office of the National Coordinator for …

Health Care

Apple health exec says hospitals are at a convergence point

Tech, policy and an ecosystem of smartphone platforms are all cause to be very optimistic, says Ricky Bloomfield.

Digital Health

Healthcare cybersecurity is in a rut, and hackers keep swinging

Tied down by staffing and budget issues, while the industry is still debating the best way to fix healthcare’s security woes, hackers are only …


Community Health Systems under scrutiny for EHRs, meaningful use

In an SEC filing, the for-profit chain says it is cooperating with an investigation into its hospitals' participation in the federal incentive …

Community Health

Using social media safely in general practice

OPINION<p>The NHS recently hit the headlines as the world’s biggest purchaser of fax machines. That’s really quite impressive considering that nearly …

Social Media

3 Ways to Promote Clinician Engagement During EHR Implementation

August 13, 2018 - EHR implementation projects are notoriously stressful for hospital management and staff as providers, administrators, IT staff, and …

Digital Health

City break in Lviv: What to see and where to stay on a weekend trip to Ukraine

There are now direct flights from the UK to Ukraine’s westernmost city, a cultural confection where bargain prices await.<p>Travel essentials<p><b>When to …

European Travel

Is 'Snapchat dysmorphia' really something to be worried about?

Ever heard of “Snapchat dysmorphia?”<p>The term resurfaced on social media this week when The Journal of the American Medical Association published a …

Social Media

3.15M Records Exposed by 142 Healthcare Data Breaches in Q2 2018

In the second quarter of… read more


Community Health Systems facing EHR Meaningful Use investigation

One of the nation’s largest for-profit health systems is under investigation regarding the company’s adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and …

A ‘Google’ for Clinical Notes Draws Interest

David RathsA grant from the National Cancer Institute will allow five academic medical centers to deploy EMERSE, which allows users to search …


Northwestern lays off 60 IT workers after Epic EHR rollout

Breaking Down How the Apple Health Records EHR Data Viewer Works

The Apple Health Records... read more

Digital Health

How Hospitals Can Manage Patient Surges Using Social Media

Before hospitals triage patients, they triage information to ensure they have the right resources in place to provide the highest standard of care. …

Social Media

HIPAA Security Rule Requires Secure Disposal of ePHI-Laden Devices

The HIPAA Security Rule… read more


How New Federal Regulations Affect EHR Vendors, Health IT Innovation

The shift to a value-based... read more


Complementary Upgrades Help Hospitals Get the Most out of EHR Deployments

When MD Anderson Cancer Center’s IT team researched options to replace its homegrown electronic health records system, it learned that vendors …

Digital Health

'Snapchat dysmorphia' has social media users seeking plastic surgery

Everyone seems to look perfect on Snapchat. That's thanks to a vast array of filters and editing options that can change our real-life appearance in an instant.<p>But obsessively tinkering with how we look on social media can have damaging effects. Doctors have coined a new term, "Snapchat …

Social Media

Using Big Data Analytics for Patient Safety, Hospital Acquired Conditions

Prediction and prevention are the two main goals for patient safety experts seeking to avoid adverse events and reduce the prevalence of hospital …

Health Information

Doctors With Disabilities Push For Culture Change In Medicine

Lisa Iezzoni was in medical school at Harvard in the early 1980s, when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She started experiencing some of …


Biometrics: obstacles and opportunities in healthcare

This is a guest post by Dan Cidon, Chief Technology Officer at NextGate. During the last decade a technological transformation...

Digital Health

Amazon's Healthcare Expansion: Analyzing Privacy Concerns

As Amazon expands its activities in healthcare, include a high-profile venture into the pharmacy business, the online retail giant will face a wide …


CMS drops new EHR incentive requirements

<i>With help from Arthur Allen (@arthurallen202) and Darius Tahir (@dariustahir)</i><p><b>CMS DROPS NEW EHR INCENTIVE REQUIREMENTS:</b> CMS issued a 2,693-page payment rule Thursday outlining new requirements for doctors and hospitals participating in its EHR incentive programs, now known as "promoting …


Allscripts, Cerner offer a glimpse at tech priorities in new earnings reports

Allscripts' revenue was up 23 percent and earnings up 142 percent for the second quarter of 2018. Cerner's revenues were up 6 percent, but earnings …


Initial Providers Go Live with CommonWell-Carequality Connection

CommonWell has met all... read more

Digital Health