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  1. Peak 10 solutions engineer Steve Hasselbach talks IT strategic partnerships

    Many healthcare organizations are running the numbers on IT investment, weighing the costs versus the benefits of what type of system to use.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  2. 5 things to know about the State Innovation Model program

    CMS announced $665 million more in funding for its State Innovation Model program in December 2014. The announcement also indicated11 more states have joined the program.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  3. Data collection company ERT to acquire PHT Corp.

    Data collection company ERT announced its plans to acquire patient-driven mobile app company PHT Corp.  By Elizabeth Earl -

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  1. Effectiveness of mHealth integration mixed, survey finds

    The use of mobile health methods to manage chronic diseases has mixed effectiveness depending on how it is used.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  2. Allscripts, NantHealth announce precision health partnership

    NantHealth and EHR provider Allscripts have announced they will partner to develop and provide precision medicine solutions.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  3. DoD aims to have EHR operable by end of 2015

    The Department of Defense plans to have its EHR up and running by the end of calendar year 2015.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  4. University of Washington Medicine launches telehealth service

    UW Medicine, the Seattle-based University of Washington's healthcare organization, launched a telehealth service in January.  By Elizabeth Earl -

Integrated networks and population health 

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  1. Samsung holds patents in digital health, genomic analysis

    Samsung Electronics filed nine patents in the fields of digital health and genomic analysis in 2014.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  2. Cerner offers incentives for employees to leave to eliminate overlaps

    Cerner announced a "voluntary departure" option for select U.S. employees last week to eliminate redundant positions after its purchase of Siemens' Health Services.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  3. Telehealth for chronic conditions projected to increase

    Patients with chronic diseases are increasingly turning to telehealth services to replace constant in-person visits to manage their conditions. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Illinois attorney general to investigate patient record disposal

    After a Chicago journalist reported a woman selling patient records she found in a dumpster, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has opened an investigation into a company transferring files for a medical clinic.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  1. Top 5 areas needing IT talent

    In 2013, business executives indicated analytics and data science as the area with the highest need of IT talent, according to a McKinsey & Company survey. In 2014, it remained the top area executives need talent, but the need became even greater, according to the latest McKinsey & Company survey. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital to go-live on Epic EHR

    Geisinger-Lewistown (Pa.) Hospital is preparing to launch Epic's EHR platform, according to a Lewistown Sentinel report. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Opinion: What happens to the ONC in a post-MU world?

    When the EHR incentive program's funds run dry, the ONC's role will change, but its direction is uncertain.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  4. Opinion: Government shouldn't pay 'ransom' to EHR vendors to share data

    Interoperability remains a political hot spot for the health IT industry, as vendors, providers and the government are all seeking to comply with the HITECH Act while also protecting their best interests. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  5. Allscripts Q4, FY 2014 reports indicate slight uptick

    Allscripts has announced its Q4 and FY 2014 financial results, indicating a slight decline for the quarter but a slight increase for the year compared to last year. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. A cheatsheet for 25 health IT terms

    A straightforward guide to some of the hottest terms in health IT.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  7. ChartSpan app raises $3M in capital funding

    ChartSpan, an app for patients to upload their medical records from paper to digital, has raised $3 million total in venture capital funding.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  8. HIT Application Solutions changes name to Notifi Health

    HIT Application Solutions announced Feb. 27 that it would officially change the company name to Notifi Health.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  9. Telepsychiatry program in Idaho receives $100,000 grant

    The Telepsychiatry Improves Outcomes in Frontier Communities program in Boise, Idaho, has received a $100,000 grant in conjunction with an award from Premier Inc.  By Elizabeth Earl -