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eClinicalWorks sued for nearly $1 billion for inaccurate medical records

The class action lawsuit filed Thursday by the estate of a cancer patient, claimed he was unable to determine when cancer symptoms began due to the …

Medicine

Survey Gauges Health System Preparedness for Quality Payment Program

A new report based on a survey of 120 health systems and integrated delivery networks indicates that most healthcare organizations are relying on …

Health Care

Schneier: It's Time to Regulate IoT to Improve Cyber-Security

TORONTO — The time has come for the U.S. government and other governments around the world, to start regulating Internet of Things (IoT) security, …

Cybersecurity

New precision medicine tools mean CIOs have to push them into the clinical workflow

More and more vendors are introducing tools for specific precision medicine capabilities and that makes more work for hospital IT shops that support …

Digital Health

Want to cancel e-prescription? Not always easy; that needs change

Long-standing AMA policies advocate for the improvement of electronic health records (EHRs) and the advancement of health information technology …

Health Care

A CIO's journey to EHR success and stability

The numerous years spent planning, budgeting, organizing, pleading and addressing the daily unknowns are now behind many healthcare organizations as …

Health Care Technology

Providers need their EHRs for MACRA, but too bad they hate them

And that frustration could mean they fall short of payment incentive goals, SA Ignite says.

Health Care

Glean Key Points on 2018 QPP From AAFP Executive Summary

Family physicians likely are aware that on Nov. 2, CMS released an interim final rule(s3.amazonaws.com) with comment period covering the 2018 Quality …

Health Care

Industry Report Highlights Widespread Dissatisfaction with EHRs and PHMs for Quality Performance Management

<i>97% of Surveyed Health Systems Relying on Solutions Considered Unsatisfactory</i><p><b>CHICAGO – November 15, 2017</b> – SA Ignite Inc., a leading provider of …

Health Care

FDA OKs First Ingestible mHealth Sensor for Medication Adherence

November 14, 2017 - Federal regulators have approved the first digestible digital therapeutic, a pill with embedded sensors and an mHealth patch …

Digital Health

Exploring the Use of Blockchain for EHRs, Healthcare Big Data

The Office of the National Coordinator might not always get what it wants when it comes to industry cooperation, but ONC officials have been …

Bitcoin

How FHIR Offers a New Approach to Working with Healthcare Data

October 12, 2017 - Healthcare organizations seeking a simple, intuitive, and standardized way to solve many of their most pressing big data problems …

Digital Health

70% of Residents Feel Prepared for Population Health Management

Just under 70 percent of family medicine residents feel adequately prepared to handle the analytics and care coordination strategies involved in …

Health Care

If Medicare wants value, it should cancel MACRA

0 Shares<p>From the CMS website, October 30, 2017, “Today, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma discussed the …

Health Care

Consumers Split on Role of EHR Use in Improving Patient Safety

November 13, 2017 - Fifty-one percent of surveyed western New Yorkers believe EHR use improves patient safety, according to a recent survey by …

Health Care

Doctors spend too much time on EHRs? Most patients don't think so

Given all the hue and cry about electronic health records distracting clinicians and inhibiting their ability to make eye contact with patients …

Health Care

How Value-Based Care is Changing the Healthcare Landscape

<i>Healthcare is moving from Medicare Fee for Service (FFS) to quality payment models.</i><p>There has been a shift in our healthcare system, whereby providers …

Health Care

Digital divide for electronic health records worth investigating, researcher says

Over the past several years, most hospitals have adopted electronic health records — a digital version of a patient’s medical chart that can contain …

Stanford University

Built-in Keylogger Found in MantisTek GK2 Keyboards—Sends Data to China

<i>"The right keyboard can make all the difference between a victory and a defeat in a video game battlefield."</i><p>If you are a gamer, you can relate to the …

10 EHR failure statistics: why you need to get it right first time

31st October 2017<p>20% of EHR system installations could be considered a failure.<p>Although it is important to note this number may not be an exact …

Annals of Internal Medicine

How much EHR costs and how to set your budget

13th November 2017<p><b>38% of healthcare CIOs listed ‘EMR optimization’</b> as the top area of capital investment over the next three years.<p>So, needless to …

Health Care

Most Healthcare Execs Doubt EHR Use Can Support Population Health

November 13, 2017 - EHR systems do not yet have the necessary capabilities to support population health management and value-based care, according to …

Medical Technology

How to protect sophisticated printers from breaches

When healthcare organizations formulate their cybersecurity initiatives, they traditionally focus on protecting protected health information (PHI) by …

Security

Report: EHRs Fall Short, but So Does Physicians' Use

A recent report from Price Waterhouse Cooper’s Health Research Institute (HRI) says that, while electronic health records (EHRs) have become …

Health Care

It's unanimous: House passes bill to let VA providers cross state lines for telemedicine

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously voted to pass the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act of 2017 on Tuesday, which will …

Health Care

Hospitals plan to boost investments in clinical analytics by 17%

Whether you’re talking about predictive, prescriptive or just plain old analytics, the healthcare industry is gearing up to become more …

Business Intelligence

ONC contest winners find innovative algorithms to fix patient matching problem

Vynca, PIC-SURE and Information Softworks emerge from a crowded field with new strategies for probabilistic record matching.

Health Care

KLAS ranks enterprise imaging vendors, finds some PACS and VNA vendors struggling to innovate

GE Healthcare, Carestream and Agfa lead mindshare for international deployments, but not all customers are satisfied, says KLAS.

Health Care Technology