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Cerner boasts largest global EMR hospital market share; Intermountain joins American Well Exchange & more — 14 health IT key notes

Indiana University medical school uses virtual EHR to train residents in geriatric care

A virtual electronic health record (EHR) is helping medical residents at the Indiana University School of Medicine navigate the complexities of …

MGH doc: To make EHRs less burdensome, focus on value-based payments

Widespread implementation of EHRs has left the majority of physicians spending more time at a keyboard than with patients. A massive shift toward …

HHS’ New Health IT Lead Speaks Out on EHR Usability, Interoperability | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology

Health and Human Services (HHS) deputy assistant secretary for health technology reform, John Fleming, M.D., spoke at an event on May 24 where he …

Health Care

Data Analytics, Collaboration Critical to MACRA Implementation

Nightmare scenario: Only 5% of hospitals annually test medical device security

Both device manufacturers and providers lack confidence that devices are secure and most won’t get a bigger budget to protect them until a breach …


Up-and-Comers 2017: PeraHealth and its Rothman Index Tackle EHR Data | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology

Each year, to accompany our <i>Healthcare Informatics 100 list</i> of the largest companies in U.S. health information technology, we profile six …

Medical Technology

UPenn Uses Machine Learning, EHRs to Target Severe Sepsis

May 25, 2017 - Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Health System have developed a machine learning tool that helps predict patients at …

Machine Learning

Trump's budget guts ONC even deeper than it seemed

Health IT agency will run on a lot less cash and without a slate of operating units.

Health Care

'Careless handling' of private patient information leads to $387,000 HIPAA fine for St. Luke's-Roosevelt

The settlement stems from 2014 OCR complaint that staff member from Spencer Cox Center disclosed a patient's protected health information.

Health Care

WannaCry and now EternalBlue threats prove cybersecurity review is a must

First National Technology Solutions says software updates, constant patching and employee education are musts.


OIG stings Virginia for failing to secure Medicaid data

The state’s Department of Medical Assistance Services didn’t meet federal security requirements, which could have compromised the integrity of the …

Health Care

Trade groups pan Trump's cuts to health IT

HIMSS, AHIMA, AMIA all say the drastic cuts to ONC and other agencies will hamper patient safety and new cures, send innovation in a downward spiral …

Health Care

2017 KLAS Report Names Epic, InterSystems Worldwide Frontrunners

May 23, 2017 - EHR purchasing spiked worldwide with Epic Systems and InterSystems snagging more clients than their competitors in 2016, according to …

Health Care

Top DRaaS companies to watch

Forrester Research recently released its report naming Sungard AS, Bluelock, IBM and iland as the top disaster recovery-as-a-service companies.<p>With …


Where is the future of HIPAA enforcement headed?

Enforcement activity under the HIPAA Security Rule has picked up steam in recent years. HIPAA establishes various privacy, information security, and …

Medical Technology

Is a takeover of athenahealth inevitable?

Industry watchers are already speculating about who might acquire the cloud-based EHR vendor, and Cerner and Epic are both on the list.

Health Care Technology

Machine learning will replace human radiologists, pathologists, maybe soon

As artificial intelligence, cognitive computing and machine learning systems become better than humans at medicine and cost less, it might even …

Machine Learning

Execs agree: IoT will disrupt healthcare in next 3 years

Accenture finds 73 percent of healthcare execs say the Internet of Things is poised to upend industry, but only 49 percent think their organization’s …

Internet of Things

Selecting the Right Person to Manage a Server-Based EHR

The most common way practices have managed EHRs is keeping that responsibility in-house, meaning that the role is “owned” by an internal employee, …

Digital Health

Integrating device data with EHRs requires focus on governance, privacy

Flowing outside data into existing electronic health records can be a difficult undertaking, AHIMA says, but there are ways to make it work best.

Medical Technology

Report: Clinical, IT Leaders Need to Increase Collaboration on IT Investments

Heather LandiA HIMSS Analytics and Vocera survey report examines the collaboration between clinical and IT leaders on clinical IT investments and …

Medical Technology

Why providers should push for patient ownership of medical records

Healthcare IT executives may believe the digital revolution is mostly behind them, after the long push to implement EHRs. They will be surprised that …

Medical Technology

Failure to Translate: Why Have Evidence-Based EHR Interventions Not Generalized? | THCB

The adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) has increased substantially in hospitals and clinician offices in large part due to the “meaningful …

Health Care

Siemens, Relaymed ink deal to automate POC test result delivery to EHRs

Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it inked a deal with Relaymed to provide cloud-based connectivity for Siemens DCA Vantage analyzer and …

Digital Health

EHR natural language processing isn't perfect, but it's really useful

Advocate Health Care informaticist says there are both challenges and opportunities for as technology becomes more widely used in clinical settings.

Machine Learning

Athenahealth makes a big push for more HIT innovation

Ambulatory and hospital electronic health records vendor athenahealth is offering space in its San Francisco office for as many as 200 …


NIST Guide Focuses on Healthcare Wireless Network Security

May 18, 2017 - Clearwater Compliance announced its partnership with NIST and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) to help …