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  1. Georgia's mental health department reports stolen laptop

    The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities has notified patients that a laptop that potentially contains their protected health information was stolen from an employee's car, according to The Newnan Times-Herald. 
  2. Why one Aussie physician thinks mHealth apps are 'useless'

    While new mHealth apps are being developed and released daily, one physician suggests such apps are not worth anything, as they focus on programs that don't actually address any issues within the healthcare system, according to a report by The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  3. ResMed launches HIE platform

    ResMed has launched ResMed Data Exchange, a suite of software and services for home medical equipment and healthcare providers that allows access to critical patient information. 

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  1. CMS to host call on Certified EHR Technology Flexibility Rule

    CMS is set to host a call on the 2014 Certified Electronic Health Record Technology Flexibility Rule to educate providers on how to use the rule to meet meaningful use incentives in 2014.  
  2. HIMSS honors Mercy in Cincinnati with stage 7 award

    Four hospitals and all associated ambulatory clinics in the Cincinnati-based Mercy Health system have received HIMSS Analytics' Stage 7 Award, the highest level of electronic health record progress a healthcare organization can attain.  
  3. How Texas Health Presbyterian altered its EHR after initially missing Ebola diagnosis

    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas first asserted then denied an EHR workflow error led to physicians missing Thomas Eric Duncan's travel history and not initially testing him for Ebola. However, the hospital has made some modifications to its EHR since that missed diagnosis. 
  4. 12 states revisiting their telemedicine policies

    Currently, 12 states are revising their telemedicine regulations through rulemaking or other means, according to a report in Politico. 
  1. Survey: EHRs major factor in where nurses decide to work

    More than three-quarters of job-seeking nurses say the reputation of a hospital's EHR system is one of their top three considerations when deciding where to work, according to a survey from Black Book Market Research. 
  2. Fitbit-Apple split traced to Fitbit's own smartwatch plans

    Earlier this month, Fitbit announced its popular fitness trackers would not integrate with Apple's HealthKit mobile platform.  
  3. Health IT boom fueling medical identity theft

    While increasing digitization of health information has been an important advance in the history of medicine, it has also led to a serious consequence — an increase in identity theft from medical records, according to a report from Fortune. 
  4. How to make meaningful use physician-friendly: AMA speaks

    The American Medical Association has released a blueprint for the future of meaningful use, which includes plans for how to make the incentive program physician-friendly, according to a report from Medical Economics. 
  1. Industry works to ensure EHRs help, not hinder, Ebola diagnoses

    On Oct. 2, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas released a statement pointing to a workflow issue in the hospital's EHR as a reason clinicians initially did not test Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan for the deadly virus. 
  2. Mayo Clinic extends telemedicine pilot to Texas

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic continues its pilot project examining the feasibility of using kiosks to deliver care remotely. 
  3. New University of Memphis center seeks to make sense of health sensor data

    At a new National Institutes of Health-funded center at the University of Memphis (Tenn.), researchers are working on software solutions to help healthcare providers and others better analyze and use data collected by wearable devices. 
  4. Physician EHR satisfaction higher with mobile access

    The ability to access EHRs from smartphones or other mobile devices is associated with higher physician EHR satisfaction, according to a report from Software Advice.  
  5. How much Epic, Cerner, other vendors spent to lobby Congress

    In July, Rep. Phil Gingrey, MD (R-Ga.) blasted electronic health record giant Epic during a hearing on technology and healthcare hosted by the Subcommittees on Communications and Technology and Health, saying the platform is not interoperable. He was soon joined by other lawmakers questioning the EHR vendors' data-sharing abilities.  
  6. 92% of RNs dissatisfied with their inpatient EHRs

    The vast majority of nurses are not happy with their inpatient EHR systems, according to a survey from Black Book Market Research.  
  7. Bug causes Apple to temporarily pull glucose monitoring feature from Health app

    Apple has temporarily removed the glucose monitoring functionality from its Health app to fix a data unit issue. 
  8. Portland, Maine invests in medical informatics research, jobs

    Portland, Maine, will use $50,000 in grant funding to assess the current state of healthcare informatics and evaluate the potential of building an informatics training and research center in the area. 
  9. RWJF wants to know how data can improve health

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched Data for Health, a large-scale research project designed to determine how big data can be used to improve population health.