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  1. Dr. Karen DeSalvo leaves ONC to join Ebola response team

    National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, has stepped down from her position at the ONC to join HHS' Ebola response team, effective immediately, according to the American Journal of Managed Care.  
  2. Microsoft teases wearables market with health-tracking smartwatch

    Tech giant Microsoft has announced it will join the smartwatch market — competing major players Apple and Google, among others — before the holiday shopping season, according to a report from Business Insider. 
  3. RightCare is UHC Startup Innovation Competition finalist

    RightCare, a medical technology company that helps hospitals and health systems reduce readmissions and optimize post-acute care, has been named a finalist for the Second Annual UHC Startup Challenge: Innovation Delivered. 

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  1. 5 things to know about Viewics

    Healthcare data analytics company Viewics has secured $8 million in funding from the Canvas Venture Fund to enable continued growth and product development. 
  2. The life of a healthcare CIO: Houston Methodist's Robert Eardley

    In collaboration with CHIME, Becker's Hospital Review's "Life of a Healthcare CIO" series features leading hospital and health system CIOs from across the country who are sharing their experiences, best practices and challenges. 
  3. CHIME launches two organizations for IT professionals

    The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has launched two new member associations for executives in health IT. 
  4. Geisinger, NIH launch online genomic patient portal

    Investigators at Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System have launched an online portal allowing patients to upload genetic testing results for analysis by the Clinical Genome Resource. 
  1. Are former employees threatening your IT security?

    Just because an employee leaves a company doesn't mean they also leave behind access to that company's IT systems. 
  2. Tufts Medical Center launches teleneurology program

    Tufts Medical Center in Boston has partnered with Specialists on Call to provide a teleneurology support option to community hospitals in Massachusetts. 
  3. The life of a healthcare CIO: Broward Health's Dr. Doris Peek

    In collaboration with CHIME, Becker's Hospital Review's "Life of a Healthcare CIO" series features leading hospital and health system CIOs from across the country who are sharing their experiences, best practices and challenges. 
  4. New tool integrates wearable data for provider review

    Nudge, a health and fitness app company, has released a HIPAA-compliant tool that allows health providers to view health data integrated from consumer wearables — such as Fitbit or other fitness tracking devices —  on a web-based platform that is the first of its kind. 
  1. Under a physicians’ microscope; medical and technology mash-ups

    There is no question that EMR's are tools in the healthcare system, and not the brains behind treatment, decisions, or the delivery of care. EMR's are at the center of healthcare delivery as a documentation, order placement, order retrieval tool, alerts, and the repository for patient data and more. However, hospitals are still being held back with the same old issues of lack of EMR interoperability, leaving doctors to continue going on a scavenger hunt for often timely patient data.  
  2. Rulings protect hospitals from lawsuits after data theft

    Mirage, Calif.-based Eisenhower Medical Center and Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health have both won lawsuits filed against them following data breaches, in landmark rulings for hospital liability following loss of patient information.  
  3. JASON co-chairs suggest interoperability should be solved by market forces

    JASON task force co-chairs David McCallie Jr. and Micky Tripathi have suggested the U.S. government's role in interoperability should be to guide the process while market forces determine the avenues through which it will occur, according to a report from Information Week. 
  4. CORHIO announces new board members

    The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, a nonprofit dedicated to helping healthcare organizations successfully implement health information technology, has elected four new board members. 
  5. When communications work, patients win

    In every hospital, communication is at the heart of what care teams do. Physicians need to communicate with one another for consultations; nurses need to reach physicians to update physicians and receive orders. Case managers need to communicate with nurses and physicians to ensure on-time discharges and proper care transitions.  
  6. Epic, NCCN partner to integrate chemotherapy ordering into EHR

    Epic Systems and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network are working in collaboration to integrate the NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates into Epic's Beacon Oncology Information System. 
  7. Baptist Health names regional director for clinical IT

    Polly Bechtold, RN, has been appointed regional director for clinical IT at Baptist Health Paducah (Ky.) and Baptist Health Madisonville (Ky.). 
  8. 98% of nurses excluded from technology decisions, survey finds

    Nurses are more dissatisfied than ever with EHR systems, according to the Q3 2014 Black Book EHR Loyalty survey. 
  9. Small providers spend less than 10% of IT budget on security, survey finds

    Although 85 percent of small healthcare facilities feel their IT systems adequately limit the risk of a data breach, one-third of those facilities spend no more than 10 percent of their IT budget on protecting patient data, according to a survey conducted by CSID, a fraud detection technology provider.