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  1. More MEDITECH customers sign on for new web-based EHR

    More of Westwood, Mass.-based MEDITECH's customers are making the switch from the legacy platforms to the company's latest mobile, web-based EHR. By Erin Dietsche -
  2. Athens Orthopedic Clinic reports data breach

    Athens (Ga.) Orthopedic Clinic reported it was the victim of an EMR data breach, according to By Erin Dietsche -
  3. Nearly half of employers offered telemedicine benefits in 2015

    Almost half — 48 percent — of employers offered telemedicine benefits in 2015, according to a survey from the National Business Group on Health. So far in 2016, that proportion has increased to 74 percent, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. By Tamara Rosin -

Remote pharmacy services: Getting more than you expect from an RPS partnership

Learn how you can leverage remote pharmacy services, create a lasting partnership, discover opportunities for increased performance and patient satisfaction, and identify additional benefits of using RPS.
  1. Cerner still most-used vendor for hospitals attesting to MU

    Cerner maintains its rank as the No. 1 vendor used by hospitals participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program as of June 2016, according to the latest data from the ONC. MEDITECH and Epic Systems come in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively, remaining unchanged from ONC data released in March 2015. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. NantHealth, University of Utah's Heritage 1K Project to study genetic causes of 25 rare diseases

    A collaboration between data and genomics company NantHealth and Salt Lake City-based University of Utah seeks to analyze the genomic profiles of at least 1,000 individuals with a history of rare and life-threatening diseases with the hope of discovering the cause of these diseases. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. HHS to fund cybersecurity information sharing organization

    To help boost threat and information sharing and improve cybersecurity awareness, HHS, ONC and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response released two funding opportunity announcements to establish an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. 59% of hospitals had unplanned EHR disruption last year. Were they prepared?

    Nearly six in 10 hospitals last year experienced an unplanned EHR disruption that made their EHR unavailable to hospital staff, but hospitals appeared to be mostly prepared to handle such disruptions, according to a report on hospitals' EHR contingency plans from HHS' Office of Inspector General. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

Patients are today's new payers. How are you handling this change?

With the rising cost of health care, and the increased financial burden to patients as a result of cost shifting with HDHPs, patients are the new payer.
  1. Athenahealth, Inovalon partner to integrate EHR data

    Athenahealth and cloud-based analytics and data-driven intervention platform Inovalon are working together to interoperate. Under the partnership, structured and unstructured data from athenaClinicals will be automatically transferred to Inovalon's platform to support clients. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Burglary compromises 2,900 patients' data at StarCare Specialty Health

    A mental and behavioral health system in Lubbock, Texas, is notifying nearly 2,900 individuals of a potential data breach after five laptops were stolen from an administrative office. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. NewYork-Presbyterian introduces telemedicine platform NYP OnDemand

    NewYork-Presbyterian is expanding its telemedicine offerings with NYP OnDemand, a digital health platform that reaches across the health system and across the continuum of care. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Crysis: Security threat evolution in ransomware

    Cybersecurity threats are an ever-increasing risk, especially in the healthcare industry where data is quite sensitive, regulated and required for care. To protect patients' safety and the continuity of operations, healthcare providers must be wary and proactive.  By Derek Brost, CISSP, Bluelock -
  1. CMS seeks CTO

    CMS is looking for a new chief technology officer to work in the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. McKesson recognized for philanthropic giving in Bay Area

    San Francisco Business Times released a list of 80 of the top corporate philanthropists in the Bay Area, and McKesson came in at No. 39. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. 86% of hospitals expect to submit electronic clinical quality measures by February deadline

    The first deadline for hospitals to submit measurements for the hospital inpatient quality reporting program is Feb. 28, and most providers feel confident in their ability to meet this deadline, according to a Joint Commission survey. However, respondents indicated they still have a lot of work to do to meet the deadline. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. University of Mississippi Medical Center to pay $2.75M to settle HIPAA violations over stolen laptop

    Jackson-based University of Mississippi Medical Center will pay $2.75 million and adopt a corrective action plan to resolve potential HIPAA violations concerning a stolen laptop that breached the protected health information of approximately 10,000 individuals. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  5. HHS awards $36M in grants to boost IT adoption in health centers

    To help support health IT adoption and use among safety net providers, HHS has awarded more than $36 million to 50 Health Center Controlled Networks in 41 states and Puerto Rico. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. Out to create health IT's nervous system: Mana Health CEO Chris Bradley on the future of interoperability

    In 2012, Chris Bradley and Raj Amin set out to get to the bottom of one of healthcare IT'stop problems: interoperability.  By Erin Dietsche -
  7. In the era of Dr. Google, a call to bring 'art' back to medicine

    The vastness of the internet is both a blessing and a curse for healthcare stakeholders. It can be a research tool where users can find answers and be more informed about matters regarding their health, for instance. But widely available clinical information can come at the cost of misinformation and misdiagnoses if individuals rely solely on information found online, and some experts argue excluding providers as an information resource threatens the art of medicine. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  8. Telemedicine companies join Uber, Lyft among most-funded companies

    Of the 10 most funded on-demand companies in 2016, including Uber, Lyft, GrubHub and Instacart, two are telemedicine companies, reports Forbes, citing an Accenture report. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  9. Combat visual hacking in healthcare

    Visual privacy vulnerabilities provide entry points to sensitive data in healthcare organizations  By Kate Borten, founder of The Marblehead Group consultancy, on behalf of the Visual Privacy Advisory Council -

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