healthcare information technology (HIT)

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A Practical Guide: Beginning the EMR Journey

Ilene Yarnoff | Government Health IT | October 10, 2011

The migration to electronic medical records offers patients, providers and the overall healthcare system a variety of compelling benefits and cost reductions — but we shouldn’t underestimate the challenges that stand between the idea of an e-health ecosystem and it becoming a reality. Read More »

5 Government Health Challenges To Watch

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | June 25, 2013

The Obama Administration brought a new public policy strategy to the federal government in 2009: challenges, with prize money for private organizations that design solutions (typically software or apps) for policy problems. Read More »

An Epic conflict of interest

Pejman Yousefzadeh | The Daily Caller | December 27, 2011

Meet Judy Faulkner. She is the founder and CEO of Epic Systems Corporation in Wisconsin. She is also a member of the GAO Health Information Technology Policy Committee and an advisory board member of the Journal of Healthcare Information Management. She is also politically active...The $787 billion stimulus bill signed into law by President Obama in February 2009 included $19 billion for healthcare information technology (HIT), and created the Health IT Policy Committee, whose job it was to advise the federal government on spending the $19 billion allocation. The committee was to have one member responsible for representing information technology vendors. Judy Faulkner was designated as that member.

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An Epic Conflict of Interest

Pejman Yousefzadeh | The Daily Caller | December 27, 2011

Meet Judy Faulkner. She is the founder and CEO of Epic Systems Corporation in Wisconsin. She is also a member of the GAO Health Information Technology Policy Committee and an advisory board member of the Journal of Healthcare Information Management. She is also politically active. Read More »

Change Healthcare Introduces Enterprise Blockchain for Healthcare

Press Release | Change Healthcare | September 25, 2017

Change Healthcare today announced the launch of the first blockchain solution for enterprise-scale use in healthcare, enabling payers and providers to boost revenue cycle efficiency, improve real-time analytics, cut costs, and create innovative new services. As one of the largest independent healthcare IT companies in the United States, Change Healthcare services customers across the continuum of care, using its Intelligent Healthcare Network™ to process 12 billion healthcare-related transactions covering over $2.0 trillion in claims annually...

Cloud Could Save Health Industry $11B, Study Says

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | June 26, 2013

While 90 percent of healthcare CIOs view IT innovation as critical to success, the more surprising statistic is that fewer than one-fourth consider their existing infrastructure capable of supporting such technological advancement. Read More »

Docs Cite EHRs As Top IT Concern; Shun Telehealth, Social Media

Katie Dvorak | Fierce Health IT | July 10, 2014

When it comes to implementing electronic health records into daily workflow, 17 percent of physicians responding to a newly published survey say it is their top IT concern....

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DOD Considering Open Source EHR System

Christine Kern | Health IT Outcomes | November 4, 2014

PwC proposes bid to the Department of Defense that would transform the department’s IT management to heighten quality and efficiency...

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EHR Rollout Gone Wrong In Rural Kansas

Genevieve Beaudoin | Healthcare IT News | September 14, 2012

Dispute between Cerner and Girard Medical Center goes to arbitration. One year after Cerner abandoned its EHR implementation project at Girard Medical Center, the two don't appear to be any closer to a settlement of their legal struggle. Read More »

Finding The Value In HIE, IT Integration Will Push Adoption: Q&A

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | May 9, 2013

“What’s in it for me?” isn’t an unreasonable question when it comes to healthcare information technology.  Providers are being asked to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on new IT systems, and finding the business case for these massive investments is crucial to spurring adoption and improving healthcare at its core. Read More »

Hackers Are Coming for Your Healthcare Records -- Here’s Why

Lucas Mearian | Computer World | June 30, 2016

Data stolen from a bank quickly becomes useless once the breach is discovered and passcodes are changed. But data from the healthcare industry, which includes both personal identities and medical histories, can live a lifetime. Cyberattacks will cost hospitals more than $305 billion over the next five years and one in 13 patients will have their data compromised by a hack, according to industry consultancy Accenture. And a study by the Brookings Institution predicts that one in four data breaches this year will hit the healthcare industry...

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Harnessing Drupal And Open Source Within Healthcare

Marc Hermsmeyer | Achieve | March 7, 2013

The United States spends around $2 Trillion on healthcare a year, making it the most expensive health system in the World, and yet we consistently rank poorly for key markers such as life expectancy and infant mortality rate.  Our system needs to become more agile with increased patient engagement and enrollment in order to create a better and more coordinated care system. Read More »

Healthcare CIOs In Last With Mobile Tech

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | March 25, 2014

More than a quarter of chief information officers across every industry nationwide have yet to sign on with any type of mobile strategy, according to a new survey released today.

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HL7 Publishes First Domain Analysis Model for Clinical Sequencing

Press Release | HL7 | April 10, 2017

Health Level Seven International (HL7), the global authority for interoperability in healthcare information technology and the home of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard, today announced that it has published the HL7 Domain Analysis Model; Clinical Sequencing, a model which captures precision medicine's use cases to facilitate interoperability of genetic and genomic data. This domain analysis model (DAM) was the basis for the design of FHIR Genomics, the genomics components designed under purview of the HL7 Clinical Genomics Work Group within FHIR Release 3...

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Hospitals Ramp Up Capital Spending On IT

Rene Letourneau | HealthLeaders Media | May 6, 2013

When I read in the Premier healthcare alliance's recent spring 2013 Economic Outlook that 43% of survey respondents indicated that their organization will make its biggest capital investment in healthcare information technology and telecommunications in 2013, up 21% from two years ago, I wasn't surprised. Read More »