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  1. How CIOs can leverage IT decisions to improve costs

    No longer just a steward of IT, the CIO position is simultaneously attaining higher value for its influence on a number of facets of healthcare, while the expectations for competencies placed on those filling the role are expanding. One area the role of CIO is undoubtedly growing to encompass is cost improvement, according to Liz Kirk, senior vice president of cost improvement for Chicago-based Strata Decision Technology.  By Max Green -
  2. Praise, criticism & everything in between: 14 physicians sound off on EHRs

    What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about EHRs? Becker's Hospital Review asked physicians to share their thoughts on the EHR user experience and where these systems fit in the future of healthcare. Responses ranged from frustration and resignation to applause and hopefulness. Here are thoughts from 14 physicians working in various areas of the healthcare industry. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. MEDITECH's new EHR pushes intuitive design for quick adoption

    EHR usability is an often-cited concern among clinicians, and it is one concern MEDITECH is trying to address with its new mobile, web-based EHR. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

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  1. A Thanksgiving surprise, Centene off the hook, babies' information missing: 12 latest data breach newsbites

    The following data breach stories have been reported on Becker's Hospital Review the past three weeks.  By Max Green -
  2. The latest technology hospitals should implement to cut nurses response times

    Workflow in a hospital needs to be efficient in order to avoid chaos and implementing technology to cut nurse's response times and reduce patient wait times will not only make a nurse's day go more smoothly, it can dramatically boost a hospitals' bottom line.  By Edward Baird, Director of Sales at Beacon Communications -
  3. Atlanta VA Medical Center gives veteran his medical record…and those of 10 others

    When Ken Newton, a Vietnam veteran who lives in Canton, Ga., requested a copy of his medical record from the DeKalb County VA Medical Center, he received an incomplete copy, along with 10 additional medical records belonging to eight men and two women he'd never met.  By Max Green -
  4. RCM Perspective: Technology’s impact on credentialing and enrollment

    I have worked my entire professional career in the healthcare field and have a wealth of experience in physician practice management, medical billing (central billing office), software applications development, information technology management, including electronic medical records implementation and integration.  By Anthony Cottone -

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  1. Cerner to demo DHMSM EHR at HIMSS

    HIMSS attendees will be able to see a demonstration of the EHR Cerner is developing for the Department of Defense. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. UPMC leads $17M funding round for mental health app

    Lantern, an online mental health wellness service, has closed a $17 million funding round, led by Pittsburgh-based UPMC. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. 7 of health IT's biggest & wealthiest names

    Health IT is a booming industry. EHRs, telemedicine, clinical software and more; technology is now integral to healthcare. As the demand for this technology grows, many of the people behind the companies and solutions in health IT have become millionaires and even billionaires. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Telemedicine company First Stop Health raises $2.1M

    First Stop Health, a Chicago-based company that provides 24/7 telemedicine services, recently completed a seed round of funding, according to a vatornews report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. University of Maryland Medical Center wins Intelligent Health Association awards

    Extension Health, a clinical communication and workflow company, nominated the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore for the 2016 Intelligent Health Association Awards. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. UPMC CIO Ed McCallister: 5 thoughts on healthcare in the cloud

    The cloud will be a part of healthcare going forward, but questions remain. How much data will go to the cloud? How will information be securely moved to and from the cloud? Here, Ed McCallister, CIO of UPMC in Pittsburgh, offers insight into the promise, risks and future of the cloud in healthcare. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 8 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported in the past week.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. IBM Watson exec leaves after 9 months on the job

    The recently appointed head of IBM's Cognitive Business Solutions group has stepped down from his position, reports the Wall Street Journal. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  5. Great Lakes Health Connect invests $250k in Flint area hospitals

    A health information exchange in Michigan has invested $250,000 to link the electronic health records of the people in Flint, Mich., where high levels of lead have been found in the water, reports ABC12. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. Mercy, UNC Health Care to share telemedicine services

    Mercy Virtual, the telehealth program of Chesterfield, Mo.-based Mercy, is collaborating with University of North Carolina Health Care in Chapel Hill.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  7. Babies have data, too, and it can be compromised — OHSU neonatal ICU announces breach

    Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University has begun to notify the parents of babies enrolled in a research study in its neonatal intensive care unit in 2013 that their children's data may have be compromised after a hard drive was reported stolen from a student's car. The number of potentially affected individuals is unknown, as the incident is not yet listed on HHS' Office of Civil Rights data breach portal.  By Max Green -
  8. Interview with Dick Foster of Lux Capital, part I: Hospital technology trends

    Dick Foster knows a thing or two about healthcare. A 31-year McKinsey veteran, he was one of the founders of McKinsey's healthcare practice, authored two bestselling business books: "Innovation: The Attacker's Advantage" (1986) and "Creative Destruction" (2001), led the Study Group for the Council on Foreign Relations on Innovation and Economic Power, was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the President's Circle of the National Academies, and has been on the boards or advisory boards of many healthcare enterprises, including the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Yale School of Medicine, athenahealth, LeanTaaS and more.  By Staff -
  9. Finally, ZocDoc-GrubHub data correlation proves sick patients comforted by soup

    A not-so-surprising and rather cozy graph has outlined a positive correlation between individuals turning to digital health marketplace ZocDoc to book cold and flu appointments and the amount of soup orders fielded by food-delivery middleman GrubHub.  By Max Green -

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