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DeSalvo exits top health IT post to focus on Ebola
By Darius Tahir and Joseph Conn | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Non-network cloud-based radiology offers better approach, and other letters
Modern Healthcare | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The article “Proponents see cloud technology transforming radiology” presents an interesting use of cloud-based radiology, backed with practical examples of networks that are employing this model.
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Dr. Harvey Fineberg named president of Moore foundation, and other news makers
Modern Healthcare | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Harvey Fineberg has been named president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, a not-for-profit based in Palo Alto, Calif., that offers grants for projects to improve patient care. His appointment is effective in January.
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DeSalvo, other departures signal brain drain at ONC
By Joseph Conn | October 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The appointment Thursday of Dr. Karen DeSalvo as acting assistant secretary of health leaves the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, already hit hard by key staff departures, further depleted.
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Veterans get look at emerging VA telehealth system
FedScoop | October 24, 2014
The Veterans Affairs Department provided representatives of some of the nation’s leading veterans service organizations Thursday with a demonstration of the agency’s emerging telehealth system and clinical video telehealth scheduling software, both of which are designed to improve...
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IMS sees operating income decline in third quarter
By Melanie Evans | October 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
IMS Health, a consulting and analytics company, ended the third quarter with a decline in operating income compared with the same three months a year ago as revenue from its information services stagnated.
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Oregon cuts ties with Oracle's health exchange
Associated Press | October 23, 2014
Oregon is cutting its last ties with a botched health insurance exchange portal built by Oracle Corp. as the state and the high-tech company pursue lawsuits against each other.
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CMS launches $840 million initiative to accelerate care transformation
By Melanie Evans | October 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS Innovation Center will spend $840 million in coming years to help doctors and hospitals do more to teach each other how to improve quality and cut wasteful practices.
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N.J. considers mandating encryption to protect health information
WHYY (Philadelphia) | October 23, 2014
As data breaches at retailers become more common, New Jersey lawmakers are considering legislation that would help protect personal health information. A bill proposed by Assemblyman Joe Lagana would require insurance carriers to encrypt computerized health records transmitted across public...
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CHIME expands to represent more health IT titles
By Adam Rubenfire | October 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, known as CHIME, will launch two new organizations, one to represent chief technology officers (CTOs) and the other for chief application officers (CAOs).
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