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  1. CVS Health partners with IBM's Watson to develop care management solutions for chronic illness

    Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM and Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS Health announced today that they have partnered to pair predictive analytics with IBM Watson's cognitive computing platform with an aim to transform care management services for chronic disease patients.  By Max Green -
  2. DoD picks Cerner, Leidos, Accenture team for EHR modernization contract

    The Department of Defense awarded Cerner its highly anticipated contract to modernize the agency’s electronic record system. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Health IT leaders offer DOD EHR contract predictions

    Politico surveyed 25 representatives of health IT vendors, tech firms, government agencies and consultants to see who the community anticipates will win the Department of Defense's $11 million EHR contract. Here are the results. Sixty-five percent expect the Epic Systems-led team will cinch the contract while 31 percent voted for Cerner's team. One respondent abstained and the Allscripts-led team received zero votes. The three teams are: Epic and IBM Cerner, Leidos, Accenture Federal and Intermountion Healthcare Allscripts, HP and Computer Sciences Corp. More articles on health IT:11 most interesting developments in health IT this yearSenate committee pushes to delay MU310 physician CIOs to know By Max Green -

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  1. mHealth study reports 95% success rate in patient medication adherence

    Tailored mobile health technology may ensure safety of care for patients with complex chronic diseases, according to a forthcoming study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  By Max Green -
  2. Health IT tip of the day: Making adoption inclusive will yield honest feedback

    The way an implementation is presented to a staff can have considerable impact on the culture, the way it is received and how successful it is overall.  By Max Green -
  3. Idaho creates state-level Cyber Security Task Force

    Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little will chair the newly formed Idaho Cyber Security Task Force, created after Gov. Butch Otter signed an executive order on Monday.  By Max Green -
  4. AHA message to Congress on EHR policy changes: 10 key takeaways

    Health information exchange is a cornerstone of the healthcare system of the future, AHA representatives wrote in a letter to Congress on July 23. However, for HIE to be effective, the policy framework for cybersecurity and interoperability needs to be laid out now, as many aspects of the necessary infrastructure are missing altogether.  By Max Green -

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  1. 10 physician CIOs to know

    Not all physicians dedicate their skills solely to clinical responsibilities. Many hospital and health system C-suites are staffed by physician executives. Here are 10 physicians who serve as CIOs. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. SNHHS announces launch of new scheduling system

    Southern New Hampshire Health System (SNHHS) announced in a press release that it is implementing a new online scheduling system for patients.  By Natalie Leoni -
  3. 5 things to know about EHRs in community hospitals

    Community hospitals may not have the resources of larger health systems, but these providers are still subject to the pressures of meaningful use. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 4 thoughts on Epic from healthcare leaders

    Epic Systems commands a large amount of EHR market share. There are hospitals and health systems willing to spend millions – and even billions – of dollars of implementing the company's EHR, but there are others that openly critique the company. By Carrie Pallardy -
  1. 3 hiring tips for CIOs

    For CIOs who are looking to expand their IT teams, a little bit of hiring strategy can go a long way. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Brain donor records missing from Partners HealthCare-affiliated hospital

    A psychiatric hospital owned by Boston-based Partners HealthCare has reported backup data tapes containing information on 12,600 people who donated their brains to research are missing. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. HP, Inovalon partner to provide Georgia with healthcare quality analytics

    Cloud-based analytics company Inovalon and Hewlett-Packard have partnered to provide healthcare quality analytics to the Georgia Department of Community Health's Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids programs. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. 2 fraud and abuse issues in clinical documentation & how to avoid them

    Copy/paste errors continue to plague EHRs as a serious issue in clinical documentation. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  5. ONC awards $38M in health IT, data exchange initiatives

    In an effort to create interoperable learning health systems, the ONC has granted $38 million to 20 awardees to support their health IT initiatives. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. Which are the top ranked mobile EHR apps?

    For the third year in a row, drchrono was ranked as the top mobile EHR app by practice management and physician leaders in a Black Book survey. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  7. Has your personal information been hacked? NYT offers tool to find out

    The number of large-scale cyberattacks appears to be growing, both inside and outside of healthcare. Key retailers such as Target and Home Depot reported hacks affecting millions of individuals, and the federal government's Office of Personnel Management recently indicated cyberattackers accessed sensitive information of 22 million people. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  8. Hospital threatens to cut EHR access for providers not prepared for ICD-10

    For employees at Charleston (W. Va.) Area Medical Center, preparing for the Oct. 1 ICD-10 transition isn't just a matter of preparedness; it's a matter of being able to do their job. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  9. 11 most interesting developments in health IT this year

    From an unprecedented number of data breaches to new regulatory guidelines to one of the costliest EHR implementations to date, 2015 has been an active year in the health IT sphere. The year is only halfway through, but here are 11 of the most interesting developments in health IT so far.  By Akanksha Jayanthi and Max Green -

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