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Podcast Q&A: Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson on Obamacare insurance exchanges, drug prices

Podcast Q&A: Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson on Obamacare insurance exchanges, drug prices

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 27, 2016

By speaking out on issues such as race relations and mental health, Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, has emerged as the most influential healthcare leader in the U.S. after the president. He recently sat down with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner to discuss what's going on in the...

Epic EHR costs push ProMedica into the red

Epic EHR costs push ProMedica into the red

By Bob Herman  |  August 26, 2016

ProMedica, a health system based in Toledo, Ohio, is in the middle of installing an Epic Systems Corp. electronic health record, and that transition led to some financial pain in the first half of 2016.

Rio Olympics get plugged in with EHR for everyone at games

Rio Olympics get plugged in with EHR for everyone at games

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 20, 2016

GE Healthcare, an official sponsor of the games, provided medical equipment to this year's event along with a key piece of healthcare IT—its Centricity Practice Solution EHR and practice-management system. It was the first time all athletes at the Olympics had their health records managed on...

DeSalvo praised for navigating rough patch in health IT journey

DeSalvo praised for navigating rough patch in health IT journey

By Joseph Conn  |  August 19, 2016

Dr. Karen DeSalvo has completed her leg of the marathon federal program to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. And she managed to finish without tripping over some of the biggest hurdles in the initiative's history.

At 20, is HIPAA hitting its stride, or is it over the hill?

At 20, is HIPAA hitting its stride, or is it over the hill?

By Erica Teichert  |  August 13, 2016

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act—the law the federal government uses to police the privacy and security of the nation's health information—is turning 20, and some people may wonder if it's up to the job in 2016 and beyond.

Karen DeSalvo to leave ONC, but will stay at HHS

Karen DeSalvo to leave ONC, but will stay at HHS

By Joseph Conn  |  August 13, 2016

Dr. Karen DeSalvo, who had been wearing two hats at HHS, last week stepped down from her role as the nation's top health information technology official.

DeSalvo to leave ONC but will stay at HHS

DeSalvo to leave ONC but will stay at HHS

By Joseph Conn  |  August 11, 2016

Dr. Karen DeSalvo, who had been wearing two hats at HHS, is stepping down from her role as the nation's top health information technology official. Dr. Vindell Washington is taking over as head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Health systems an ideal target for hackers

By Joseph Conn  |  August 06, 2016

Cybersecurity experts advise that the two types of data should be stored in computer systems separated by a firewall to avoid leaving both vulnerable if one is hacked. At Banner Health, both systems were penetrated.

Data Points for Aug. 1, 2016

Data Points for Aug. 1, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 30, 2016

Data Points for the week of Aug. 1, 2016, covered the following topics: Health information technology deals, mergers and acquisitions; providers' IT budgets; venture capital in health IT; startup accelerators for health IT.

Huron Consulting moves to acquire IT consultant HSM

By Joseph Conn  |  July 27, 2016

Huron Consulting Group is continuing a shopping spree by announcing its intent to acquire a healthcare IT consultant whose clients include Allscripts, Athenahealth, Cerner and Epic. The deal for Healthcare Services Management, or HSM, would be Huron's fifth pickup in less than a year.

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