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  1. Health information exchange company MRO acquires 2 EHR services

    MRO, a King of Prussia, Pa.-based protected health information exchange company, acquired two medical record service companies June 24: Garland, Texas-based AMRAS and Mansfield, Texas-based AKCopy.  By Max Green -
  2. Failure to report patient safety incidents: A tech-based solution

    Although providers, patients and policymakers look to patient safety incident records as a valuable source of information to promote accountability and improve safety culture, the amount of available reports is often limited. Limited staff reporting of patient safety incidents can be attributed to fear of blame, uncertainly regarding the impact the report will have and the complexity of reporting interfaces.  By Max Green -
  3. Using data and technology to encourage patient engagement: 5 tips from athenahealth

    The widespread collection of healthcare data provides an opportunity for both macro and micro feedback on the state of the industry like never before, Todd Rothenhaus, MD, CMO for athenahealth, wrote in a blog post for the Harvard Business Review.    By Max Green -

4 things the CFO needs to know

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In today’s ever-evolving healthcare environment, hospital CFO’s face a number of challenges including changing reimbursement levels, the transition to ICD-10 and trend of hospital consolidation among other factors. 
  1. Replacing physician appointments with apps could save healthcare $104B annually

    Trading telehealth services for standard brick and mortar physician visits for minor medical issues could save the industry $104 billion, according to new research from Goldman Sachs.  By Max Green -
  2. 25 things to know about telemedicine

    Healthcare may have been accused of lagging in technology adoption in the past, but health IT has made significant strides in the past few years. One of the biggest trends to emerge from healthcare's digital revolution is telemedicine. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. 8 Epic EHR implementations with the biggest price tags in 2015

    Investments in EHR systems are undoubtedly costly, but some implementations appear to carry more costs than others. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. 10 most-read IT stories in June

    The following are the top 10 health IT stories from June, starting with the most-read. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

The future of orthopedics

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With the disruptive changes in healthcare driving increased overhead, decreased reimbursement, and added financial risks, it is easy to quickly become overwhelmed at a high-level, needless to say within the specifics of a unique service-line’s needs.
  1. Opinion: Why IT departments don't need college grads

    CIOs, are you drinking the "up-credentialing Kool-Aid?" By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Beyond IT: One physician's 'modest technology agenda' to improve outcomes

    Technology isn't healthcare's magic bullet. Behind all the machines and software, medicine still requires the human touch, says Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD, professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco and a staff physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. How systems can use cloud computing to help hospitals prepare for ICD-10

    Preparedness for ICD-10 appears to be across the board. The latest CMS end-to-end testing week in April indicated 88 percent of test claims were accepted, but a February survey from billing and payment software developer Navicure found just 21 percent of physician practices are on track to be in compliance with the coding change. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Robotic telemedicine effective in NICU rounding, study finds

    When conducting rounds in a neonatal intensive care unit, using robotic telemedicine technology proved to be as effective as rounding in-person clinicians, according to a study in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  1. Investors funnel $2.8B into digital health in 2015: 11 largest deals of the year

    Digital health has attracted significant interest from investors. Thus far in 2015, 226 deals have occurred in the digital health space, adding up to $2.8 billion in funding, according to the StartUp Health Insights Digital Health Funding Rankings: 2015 Midyear Report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  2. Teladoc IPO: Shares priced at $19

    Teladoc is going public today, and the company's stock is priced at $19 per share, according to a USA Today report. By Carrie Pallardy -
  3. The 10 top software vulnerabilities in healthcare

    Software vulnerabilities can leave healthcare organizations susceptible to cyberattacks. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Data breach at Meritus Health puts 1,000 patients' info at risk

    Hagerstown, Md.-based Meritus Health began mailing notifications letters on Friday to more than 1,000 people whose data may have been stolen, after a routine audit revealed a security breach.  By Max Green -
  5. Texas Gov. signs bill promising improved data interoperability

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 2641 into law June 19, a measure that will help better define health information exchange within Texas statute and ensures all public systems are able to exchange patient health data securely and in accordance with national standards.  By Max Green -
  6. As ICD-10 looms, Office Ally offers free training to ease transition

    Vancouver, Wash.-based Office Ally has announced it will offer eight free training sessions throughout July to help assist healthcare providers become acclimated with ICD-10.  By Max Green -
  7. 20% of security incidents result in lost patient data: 14 findings on the state of security

    Cybersecurity is a growing business priority for hospitals and healthcare organizations. According to the 2015 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey, 87 percent of respondents said cybersecurity as a business priority has increased over the past year. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  8. Greenway Health launches interoperability university: 4 things to know

    Greenway Health, based in Carrollton, Ga., has launched the Greenway Interoperability University. By Carrie Pallardy -
  9. Union sues feds over data breach: 5 key points

    The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest federal workers union, has filed a class action lawsuit against the government in response to the massive data breach of the Office Personnel Management, according to The Hill. By Carrie Pallardy -

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