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05/22/2015
21st Century Cures Package Passes Full Committee

On Thursday, May 21st the full House Energy and Commerce Committee voted unanimously 51-0 to approve the committee’s 21st Century Cures legislation.

05/22/2015
DHS Releases Report Tasking Coast Guard to take steps to Improving Health Data Privacy

DHS’s findings during the evaluation found that USCG faces challenges in protecting privacy data effectively because it has not placed a priority on resolving privacy issues.

05/22/2015
Health IT Role in Chronic Disease Control Report Released

The report describes examples of collaboration in which stakeholders share health care data to inform public health action.

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HIMSS Blog

05/25/2015
Honoring All Veterans on Memorial Day

Both of my parents served in and survived World War II. My mom, Dorothy Arnett Lofstrom, was in the Women’s Army Corps. She worked stateside and helped schedule flights within the US for soldiers who needed flights home. Among her memories … Continue reading →

05/21/2015
October 1st is coming….will you be ready?

The Go-Live date for ICD-10 is fast approaching.  Although there continue to be isolated attempts to delay, amend or completely eliminate the transition all indications are that effective Oct. 1,  the U.S. will move from the use of ICD-9 codes to … Continue reading →

05/21/2015
HIE inPractice Blog Series:Using Standards for Nationwide Health Information Exchange and Interoperability

by: Rick Edwards, Director, Integration Strategy, Iatric Systems, Inc and Stacey Lee, MS, Workflow Redesign and HER Implementation Specialist.  Looking back over the last several decades, it appears that healthcare in the US has had a lack of interest and incentives … Continue reading →

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Healthcare IT News

05/22/2015
CMIO: Patient portal a 'source of truth'

At Flemington, N.J.-based Hunterdon Healthcare System, patient engagement is an all-hands-on-deck project, says its Chief Medical Information Officer, Wayne Fellmeth, MD. Patient Engagement read more

05/22/2015
CIO one-on-one: the riskiness of BYOD

Steve Shirley, chief information officer at the 350-bed Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado, has been in information technology for some 35 years. And, as he sees it, mHealth is bringing some exciting things to his hospital. But there are also some serious questions to consider. Mobile read more

05/22/2015
The 4 must-win health IT objectives of ACOs

4 must-win health IT objectives of ACOs When Donald Berwick and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement launched the Triple Aim initiative in 2008, they envisioned a framework for optimizing health system performance by simultaneously focusing on the health of a population, the experience of care for individuals within that population, and the per capita cost of providing that care. Accountable Care The 4 must-win health IT objectives of ACOs Bolstered by healthcare payment reform that includes incentives for adopting and using technology, hospitals and health systems are aggressively developing narrow networks to serve as ACOs – and are betting big on health IT advances.



Corporate Member News

05/22/2015
21st Century Cures Package Passes Full Committee

On Thursday, May 21st the full House Energy and Commerce Committee voted unanimously 51-0 to approve the committee’s 21st Century Cures legislation.

05/22/2015
DHS Releases Report Tasking Coast Guard to take steps to Improving Health Data Privacy

DHS’s findings during the evaluation found that USCG faces challenges in protecting privacy data effectively because it has not placed a priority on resolving privacy issues.

05/22/2015
Health IT Role in Chronic Disease Control Report Released

The report describes examples of collaboration in which stakeholders share health care data to inform public health action.

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HIMSS Wire

05/20/2015
Chief clinical officer presents at New York City Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum

Carolinas HealthCare System Chief Clinical Officer discusses his use of data and analytics at the HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum on Friday, June 19 in New York City.

05/19/2015
Four ways West Corporation is helping providers engage with their patients

"Patient engagement" may not be new, but it certainly requires new ways of thinking about healthcare services.

05/19/2015
West helps providers and patients engage effectively

Providers and payers may end up doing most of the work of healthcare reform, but non-traditional players are going to make some real contributions, too.

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