Today's Top 20 Health IT StoriesRSS
  1. HHS announces round two of State Innovation Model funding

    HHS is providing more than $660 million to 32 awardees in round two of the State Innovation Models initiative. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. 5 must-have IT skills for 2015

    The IT world is constantly changing with the development and adoption of new systems and services. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. University of Kansas Medical Center partners with Techstars, Sprint for mHealth innovation

    The University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City has joined forces with startup accelerator Techstars to support mHealth startups. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

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  1. Consumer group urging patients to opt out of Cal Index HIE

    A consumer advocacy group is urging patients to boycott a statewide California health information exchange until the exchange addresses privacy concerns, according to a Los Angeles Times report. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Data security, mobile apps and big data: 18 key findings from Dell

    Technology and IT systems are no doubt growing and spreading. But how often and easily are such systems being adopted? By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. 257,000 clinicians face meaningful use penalties in 2015

    Starting next month, approximately 257,000 eligible professionals will face Medicare payment adjustments for failing to meet requirements of the meaningful use EHR incentive program, according to a Medscape report. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. 11 hospitals & health systems making health IT work for population health

    Keeping a close watch on population health is more important for hospitals now than ever before, as they pursue value-based frameworks, take on more responsibility for patient outcomes outside the hospital and work to understand the factors that contribute to readmissions and failed care. The following 11 hospitals and health systems across the country have put health information technology to work for population health management in successful and innovative ways.  By Ellie Rizzo -
  1. 5 keys to consider when storing and transferring medical images

    The process of storing and transferring large medical images—such as CT scans, MRIs and X-rays— is a critically important one, and not without its own set of complications.  By Yvonne Li, Co-founder of SurMD -
  2. McKesson launches solution to boost pharmacy-based savings

    McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions, a division of McKesson Corp., has launched a new platform designed for pharmacists to provide enhanced care at the point of dispensing. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. ChartSpan is the most downloaded medical app in America

    Just two months after its initial release, ChartSpan has become the most downloaded medical app in America in the iTunes store. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Sony says employees' 'HIPAA-protected health information' may be compromised

    The protected health information of Sony Pictures Entertainment employees may have been compromised in the giant hack and subsequent release of company information, emails and documents, according to a company letter distributed to employees.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  1. Cleveland Clinic achieves HIMSS Stage 7 EMR Ambulatory Adoption

    HIMSS has awarded the Cleveland Clinic its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award, recognizing the health system for achieving the highest level of HIMSS' EMR Adoption Model. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Google Ventures healthcare investment up 300% in 2014

    In 2014, the largest portion of Google Ventures' investment pie was directed toward healthcare, according to a Wall Street Journal report. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. When patients have control over health data, they restrict providers, study shows

    When patients can choose who views their health data, 50 percent restrict healthcare provider access, according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.  By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. 96% of mid-sized organizations using the cloud: This and 9 more key findings

    If you are a mid-sized organization, chances are you're using or planning on using the cloud, according to the Dell Global Technology Adoption Index Survey, which found 96 percent of surveyed healthcare organizations are using or considering using the cloud. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  5. Former competitor EHR vendor executives collaborate to improve population health

    Once competitors in the EHR space, leaders of Lightbeam Health Solutions and Allscripts are joining forces to boost population health and reduce healthcare costs. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. For science, patients willing to forgo data-sharing consent

    Whether or not patients have qualms about their health data being shared depends on the purpose for sharing it, according to new research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. By Ellie Rizzo -
  7. VA signs $16M contract with Watson to study PTSD

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has signed a $16 million contract with IBM to employ Watson to study post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a report from The Washington Post. By Ellie Rizzo -
  8. VCU Health mistakenly donates CDs with patient data

    An employee at Richmond-based Virginia Commonwealth University Health System accidentally donated compact discs storing protected health information to a children's art project from approximately January 2012 through October 2014. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  9. How telehealth can help organizations beat the competition

    The healthcare industry is still feeling out the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but there are a handful of trends that have clearly emerged. By Akanksha Jayanthi -