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  1. CIO Joel Vengco: A leader driving IT partnerships

    As vice president and CIO of Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health, Mr. Vengco oversees the technology, vision, strategy and operations of four hospitals, more than 80 medical practices and a health plan. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. CIO Pamela McNutt: A 19-year career in health IT

    Since April 1993, Pamela McNutt has served as senior vice president and CIO of Dallas-based Methodist Health System. She also served as the system's privacy officer from 2002 to 2011. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. The hybrid cloud

    As the computing needs of healthcare organizations expand and evolve, forward-thinking hospitals and health systems are looking to the cloud as a cost effective way to house infrastructure as well as applications. One specific type of cloud configuration—the hybrid cloud—involves leveraging public and private cloud resources along with dedicated servers to realize a computing model that delivers scalability, security, speed and performance.  By Shane Aubel and Chris Jackson, Systems Made Simple -

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  1. Universal viewers: The future of image viewing

    As a pervasive problem in healthcare, it may come as no surprise that a lack of IT interoperability is a huge barrier to enterprise-wide image viewing.  By Staff -
  2. 10 most popular health IT stories of November

    The following are the top 10 most-accessed health IT stories of November, beginning with the most read.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. VA wants new commercial patient scheduling system

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking a commercial vendor to build a new patient scheduling system for the department. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. USDA awards $8.6M in grants for rural telehealth

    The United States Department of Agriculture has committed $8.6 million in grants for rural telehealth projects across the country. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  1. Franciscan Health System reports security breach, $100K of equipment stolen

    A former IT contractor for Tacoma, Wash.-based Franciscan Health System stole nearly $100,000 in computer equipment after his employment contract ended, according to The News Tribune. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. CMS extends Medicare meaningful use attestation deadline to Dec. 31

    Eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals now have until Dec. 31 to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. In transition to value, CIOs must buy services — not software

    "IT should be one of the places healthcare organizations actively look to save money. This will create an unusual opportunity for CIOs to become the value-based champions every healthcare organization wants on staff."  By Dick Escue, CIO, Valley View Hospital -
  4. Apple vs. Android: Which apps are hacked more often?

    The use of mHealth apps is increasing, both on the consumer-facing side and the clinician-facing side. However, app security is still lacking. Arxan Technologies has released a report, "State of Mobile App Security," which finds most apps, both paid and free, have been hacked. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  1. How Wikipedia could forecast, monitor global disease outbreaks

    A study in Plos Computational Biology found Wikipedia to be an effective tool to predict and survey infectious disease outbreaks. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Beth Israel Deaconess to pay $100K to settle data breach

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston has agreed to settle a previous data breach for $100,000, according to a Boston Globe report. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Could EHRs uncover hidden drug benefits?

    EHRs could assist researchers in repurposing drugs, according to new research from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. Florida Blue installs telehealth kiosk at Miami Children's Hospital

    Florida Blue has installed a telehealth kiosk in its Miami facility, which will use Miami Children's Hospital physicians and nurses to provide remote pediatric treatment, according to a report from South Florida Business Journal. By Ellie Rizzo -
  5. Americans unconcerned about health data privacy, poll shows

    Americans are more comfortable sharing their health information than social media or credit card purchase information, according to a poll from Truven Health Analytics and NPR Health.  By Emily Rappleye -
  6. Truman Medical Centers awarded CHIME, HIMSS awards for leadership, EHR-driven clinical progress

    Kansas City, Mo.-based Truman Medical Centers has received two health IT awards: the 2014 CHIME/AHA-Transformational Leadership Award and the HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award. By Ellie Rizzo -
  7. 9 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following vendor contract and IT go-lives were announced within the past week.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  8. Genesis HealthCare partners with 2 companies to evaluate bundled payment success

    Post-acute care provider Genesis HealthCare has selected DataGen and Single Track Analytics to analyze and support Model 3 of the Medicare Bundled Payment for Care Improvement By Ellie Rizzo -
  9. New threat: Wireless hacking of computers that aren't online

    As it turns out, there's more to worry about than hacking from the cloud. New research from Ben-Gurion University in Israel has shown it is possible to hack into computers that aren't connected to the Internet, according to a report from Bloomberg. By Ellie Rizzo -