Epic Systems' Judith Faulkner: We're not the bad guy

By Capital Times (Madison, Wis.)  |  October 30, 2014

As Epic Systems Corp. vies for the largest government contract to date for electronic health records, founder and CEO Judith Faulkner is defending the company from criticism it doesn't play nice with others.

Geisinger using technology to increase patient engagement, CEO says

Geisinger using technology to increase patient engagement, CEO says

By Darius Tahir  |  October 30, 2014

Geisinger Health System has invested in health information technology innovations to transform itself from a fragmented, hospital-centric model to one that actively courts patient involvement and access, CEO Dr. Glenn Steele Jr. said during an industry talk Thursday.

Providers should focus on health IT safety, CHIME speakers advise

By Darius Tahir  |  October 29, 2014

Providers should plan to demonstrate patient-safety benefits attributable to their increasing use of healthcare technology, said experts at a panel at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives fall meeting in San Antonio.

House subpoenas former official Todd Park

By The Hill  |  October 29, 2014

The House Science Committee has issued a subpoena for former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park over his role in developing The subpoena comes after Park's previous refusals to testify and his recent cancellation of a meeting with House lawmakers after it became clear that the...

Data Points for Oct. 27, 2014

Data Points for Oct. 27, 2014

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 25, 2014

Data Points for the week of Oct. 27, 2014, covered the following topics: latest healthcare stats on Ebola, health IT, CT usage and the uninsured.

DeSalvo exits top health IT post to focus on Ebola

By Darius Tahir and Joseph Conn  |  October 25, 2014

Dr. Karen DeSalvo, national coordinator for health information technology at HHS, is leaving that position to become acting assistant secretary of health, effective immediately, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology confirmed Thursday.

Botched U.S. Ebola diagnosis points to computer, human errors

By Joseph Conn  |  October 23, 2014

Errors by healthcare workers and the computer tools they used all contributed to the initial misdiagnosis of Thomas Eric Duncan when he first came to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas in late September, a new report argues.

Medical device hack-attack issues resurface

By Joseph Conn  |  October 22, 2014

Three medical-device makers have been identified by unnamed sources as having their products under review by an arm of the Homeland Security Department for possible cybersecurity vulnerabilities, according to a published report. But for the feds, providers and the devicemakers, the issue of...

Civic technologists take aim at Ebola with data

By Capital New York  |  October 22, 2014

Over one hundred civic technologists gathered in New York's Flatiron District on Saturday for an Ebola Open Data Jam, to help counter the outbreak using data collection and analysis, a project that drew participants with backgrounds in city and state government. Much of the event focused on aiding...