Today's Top 20 Health IT StoriesRSS
  1. Americans unconcerned about health data privacy, poll shows

    Americans are more comfortable sharing their health information than social media or credit card purchase information, according to a poll from Truven Health Analytics and NPR Health.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Truman Medical Centers awarded CHIME, HIMSS awards for leadership, EHR-driven clinical progress

    Kansas City, Mo.-based Truman Medical Centers has received two health IT awards: the 2014 CHIME/AHA-Transformational Leadership Award and the HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. 9 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following vendor contract and IT go-lives were announced within the past week.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -

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  1. Genesis HealthCare partners with 2 companies to evaluate bundled payment success

    Post-acute care provider Genesis HealthCare has selected DataGen and Single Track Analytics to analyze and support Model 3 of the Medicare Bundled Payment for Care Improvement By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. New threat: Wireless hacking of computers that aren't online

    As it turns out, there's more to worry about than hacking from the cloud. New research from Ben-Gurion University in Israel has shown it is possible to hack into computers that aren't connected to the Internet, according to a report from Bloomberg. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. VA fails cybersecurity audit 16 years in a row

    For the 16th consecutive year, the Department of Veterans Affairs failed its annual cybersecurity audit after auditors determined the agency did not meet the standards of the Federal Information Security Management Act, according to a Washington Post report. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. CMS announces 7 new telehealth reimbursement codes for 2015

    Starting in January, CMS will reimburse telehealth services that previously were not covered. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  1. Medical device industry could lose $34B over next 5 years: 5 reasons why

    It's is the beginning of the perfect storm. After years of growth and development, the medical device industry could face a collective revenue loss of $34 billion over the next five years, according to a study conducted by A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Closing the provider gap: How Georgia Regents' telestroke program addresses rural health

    Georgia Regents Medical Center is located in Augusta, Ga., a city of fewer than 200,000 citizens situated right on the Georgia and South Carolina border. Though there are a handful of other hospitals in the Augusta area, GRMC is the only academic medical center, and many patients in the surrounding area seek care at local hospitals between 25 and 100 miles away, oftentimes transported to GRMC. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Consumer and clinician opinions on big data, telehealth and mHealth: 8 things to know

    More and more rapidly, clinicians' attitudes regarding big data and digital technology-enabled healthcare are aligning with those of consumers, according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report.  By Shannon Barnet -
  4. CMS names Niall Brennan first chief data officer

    CMS has announced the formation of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics to help the agency make better use of its vast data collection resources. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  1. IBM, CPSI collaborate on point-of-care predictive analytics to reduce readmissions

    Health IT systems and services provider CPSI announced a collaboration with IBM to use predictive analytics to examine readmission risk. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Twitter could be the next big flu tracking tool

    Though users can only tweet 140 characters at a time, Twitter proves to be an accurate, up-to-date tool for tracking influenza-like illnesses, according to a study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. IBM Watson-powered app to deliver personalized health info

    IBM Watson Group has invested in Pathways Genomics to power and deliver a consumer-facing app that will use genomic data to deliver personalized health information. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Study: EMR-prompted alerts boost medication adherence

    EMR-linked automated reminder interventions may help improve medication adherence compared to usual care for patients with cardiovascular disease or diabetes, according to a study in American Journal of Managed Care. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  5. 12 recent data breaches

    The following data breaches were reported in the past seven weeks, starting with the most recent.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. CommonWell broadens its service agreements

    CommonWell Health Alliance, a Cerner-founded nonprofit trade association, is now offering broader service agreements to its members that will allow more patients and providers to access CommonWell services. By Ellie Rizzo -
  7. MATTER secures $4.4M in new funding

    Nearly one month after unveiling its first selection of 10 companies, Chicago-based health IT incubator MATTER has announced private-sector financial commitments of $4.4 million, bringing the total funding for the project to $8 million.  By Ellie Rizzo -
  8. EHR-based alerts can increase providers' intention to quit, study finds

    While alarm fatigue has been known to cause patient safety issues, a new study in the American Journal of Managed Care finds EHR-based alerts might also be associated with reduced clinician satisfaction and an increased desire to leave one's job. By Ellie Rizzo -
  9. Healium releases EHR productivity suite

    Health IT clinical tool developer Healium has released the first version of its EMR productivity suite, designed to increase provider efficiency and focus attention on patients, rather than technology. By Ellie Rizzo -