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Proposed interoperability overhaul finds boosters, doubters
By Joseph Conn | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Healthcare IT experts are split on the promise of a new recommendation that the industry go boldly where the rest of the world has already gone before by modeling its architecture for health information exchange on the structure of the Internet.
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Few motives to fix busted health data
Politico | October 21, 2014
Someday, doctors will have our data at their fingertips and will use it to prevent drug reactions, nip diabetes and cancers in the bud and lengthen our lives while preventing unpleasant and costly hospital stays. But for most doctors, that free-flowing information highway is a beautiful dream that...
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TeamHealth acquires scribe provider PhysAssist
By Joseph Conn | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Publicly traded physician staffing firm TeamHealth Holdings, Knoxville, Tenn., has acquired physician scribe services provider PhysAssist, Fort Worth, Texas, for an undisclosed amount, the acquirer has announced.
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What's behind the dramatic rise in medical identity theft?
Fortune | October 20, 2014
In the last five years, the number of data breaches in the medical sector has quadrupled. Last year, for the first time, the medical sector experienced more breaches than any other. It’s again on track to lead in 2014, according to the ID Theft Center. A decentralized U.S. health system,...
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Chip Kahn sees successes, missed opportunities in health IT
Chip Kahn | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
President Barack Obama's January 2009 pledge to “computerize the nation's health records in five years” largely has come to fruition. As we look to the future, it is critically important to continue striving to realize a larger vision for health information technology.
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Hackensack, Meridian merging into megasystem in N.J., and other briefs
Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hackensack (N.J.) University Health Network and Meridian Health, Neptune, N.J., have signed a preliminary agreement to merge into a regional mega-system.
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Lucia Savage named new chief privacy officer at ONC
Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Lucia Savage, 52, will be chief privacy officer for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, replacing Joy Pritts, effective Oct. 20.
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Practice Makes Perfect: Final rule expands meaningful-use reporting options for 2014
Robert Tennant | October 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
In June, the Medical Group Management Association released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members’ most pressing practice management challenges. In this edition of “Practice Makes Perfect,” we’ll tackle No. 8 on that list: participating in the CMS’...
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Athenahealth sees growth and losses in Q3
By Joseph Conn | October 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Revenue and customer growth did not translate into third-quarter profitability for Athenahealth, a provider of Web-based electronic health records, billing and practice management services, and software for office-based physicians.
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Military EHR bid deadline extended for $11B contract
Joseph Conn | October 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Electronic health-record systems developers and information technology systems integrators not already in the hunt for what could be an $11 billion contract have only a week to put their bids together. At stake is a 10-year contract to provide a replacement EHR for the Defense Department's Military...
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