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  1. Portable electronic device management in healthcare

    Portable electronic devices including mobile phones, pagers, tablets, laptop computers and workstations on wheels, are increasingly important tools for healthcare workers and support staff in healthcare facilities.  By Peter Teska, Infection Prevention Application Expert, Diversey Care and Jim Gauthier, Senior Clinical Advisor, Diversey Care -
  2. Driving physician referrals with healthcare information technology at Children’s Mercy

    Hospitals invest a significant portion of their budget on technology, but not all think of using this asset to grow their business.  By Karen Holzberger, Vice President and General Manager of Diagnostics at Nuance -
  3. As Fitbit shifts to clinical technology, FDA likely to add scrutiny

    After finding success with a series of fitness trackers, Fitbit is looking to make the next step and transform itself into a digital health company that relies less on fitness consumers and more on the healthcare industry. The transitional push could draw the attention of the Food and Drug Administration, according to Bloomberg.  By Brian Zimmerman -

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  1. 5 most-read health IT stories from April

    The following are the most popular health IT stories read on Becker's Hospital Review in April. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. NY's statewide HIE launches patient lookup tool

    The Statewide Health Information Network for New York now offers a patient record lookup service that enables providers to search for and access individual patient records from across the state. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Calif. chiropractor burgled, warns 600 patients of potential data breach

    A chiropractor's office in Berkeley, Calif., is notifying patients of potential data breach after burglars stole a laptop and backup hard drive containing patient information. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Google permitted unrestricted access to 1.6M NHS patient records

    A data-sharing agreement between Google and the United Kingdom's National Health Service allows a company owned by the tech giant access to comprehensive healthcare data at three hospitals to help build an app to help hospital staff monitor patients with kidney disease, reports New Scientist. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

Leveraging Technology to Enhance Patient Care: How Good Samaritan Medical Center Optimized the Rounding Process

Rounding on patients during the hospital stay is recognized as an industry-wide best practice for ensuring positive outcomes and patient experiences.
  1. Jonathan Bush: The ACA is bad for healthcare, but 'quite good' for athenahealth

    Jonathan Bush, co-founder and CEO of athenahealth, has openly been a critic of the Affordable Care Act, saying healthcare reform is a hindrance to innovation and having widespread coverage minimizes the value of care. However, in a recent interview with Bloomberg, Mr. Bush said athenahealth has grown and expanded as a result of physicians being required to comply with the new rules. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network to launch Cerner EHR

    Allentown, Pa.-based Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network plans to implement Cerner's EHR and revenue cycle management solutions at three inpatient and more than 40 outpatient facilities. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. EHR replacements causing more harm than good, survey finds: 10 key findings

    Regret and frustration appear to be common feelings among hospitals and health systems that switched EHR systems in the past three years. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. American Dental Association sends malware-infected flash drives to members

    The American Dental Association is notifying members after learning it may have inadvertently sent them malware-infected USB flash drives, reports KrebsOn Security. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  1. Amazon sees 28.2% revenue increase

    Amazon's recently released financial results from the first quarter show its profits were the highest ever, according to The New York Times. By Erin Marshall -
  2. Apple employee's death was apparent suicide, coroner says

    More details have been released regarding the death of a male employee at the Cupertino, Calif.-based headquarters of Apple, according to The Mercury News. By Erin Marshall -
  3. IT executives' confidence decreases during Q2, study finds

    IT industry executives are feeling a little less confident due to decreasing corporate budgets, according to The Wall Street Journal. By Erin Marshall -
  4. 5 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported within the past week.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  5. MDTECH joins Allscripts Developer Program

    Medical Design Technologies is the latest company to join the Allscripts Developer Program, where it will use the Allscripts Open API to build integration tools.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. athenahealth reports 24% revenue growth in Q1

    For the first quarter of 2016, Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth grew its revenue over the previous year's quarter and also reduced its total net loss for the quarter. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  7. House bill seeks to establish CISO at HHS

    A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives aims to boost cybersecurity at HHS by creating the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  8. Not-so-sensitive data: The case for unprotected health information

    When the U.S. government rallies against an enemy, it often turns to its citizens for help in some way.   By Max Green -
  9. Apple employee found dead at headquarters

    A male employee was found dead in a conference room at the Cupertino, Calif., headquarters of Apple, according to the San Jose Mercury News. By Erin Marshall -

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