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Healthcare IT

Insurers face tougher oversight on protecting data

New national guidelines indicate health insurers will face tougher regulatory scrutiny over how they protect customers from data breaches. But the guidance likely won't do much to prevent cyberattacks in the first place.

Financial services sector offers lessons for healthcare IT

Regarding the April 20 Q&A, “Healthcare should emulate banks on IT interoperability”, I spent 25 years as a chief information officer in the financial services industry, and I agree with the comment about technology interoperability.

IMS Health posts higher profits

IMS Health Holdings, which sells technology services and prescribing and clinical data to physicians, posted a dip in revenue but a substantial jump in profitability in its first quarter this year.

Do you have one of the top jobs in healthcare?

Do you have one of the top jobs in healthcare?

What are the best jobs in healthcare? If you didn't pick audiology or biomedical engineering, then you might want to check out a recent ranking compiled by CareerCast, which lists the top 200 jobs in the U.S.

Medical group builds EHR to improve care

Medical group builds EHR to improve care

Dr. Christopher Chen, CEO of Miami Gardens, Fla.-based ChenMed, knew his physician-led primary-care group would have to optimize its performance to successfully expand from its home base. One factor giving him confidence was its custom-built electronic health-record system, which includes patient...

ONC fail: EHR 'data blocking' still rampant

More than five years after Congress mandated HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to establish a “governance mechanism” for seamless health information exchange, the agency earlier this month confirmed that widespread “data blocking” still existed, largely...

Interoperability—A dream deferred

Interoperability—A dream deferred

Most Americans who receive care at more than one location still don't have their “complete” record in front of their attending physician. Heck, most providers can't or won't even send their patients' electronic records across town, much less to a neighboring state or across the country.

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