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  October 23, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

What Scares Healthcare CIOs

Scott Mace

In the spirit of Halloween, healthcare technology leaders open up on what scares them: federal demands, the pace of change, liability, security breaches, specific technologies, and—the most unreliable factor of all—people. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

OIG Issues EHR Fraud Survey

Hospitals that have attained meaningful use status have only a few days to respond to an Office of Inspector General survey probing their electronic health record system data entry habits, security practices, and more. >>>

Healthcare CIOs Opt for the Cloud

Cloud computing is taking hold in healthcare as a form of data sharing and for archival storage. It's an infrastructure cost-cutter and it's helping health information technology leaders solve pressing needs. >>>

Million Dollar Metrics: KPI That Builds the Bottom-line

How Virginia's Centra Health took control of its eligibility and enrollment data, and as a result cut uncompensated care by $9.1 million to save a total of $11 million. >>>

Medical Harm Complaints Could be Data Goldmine

A pilot project proposed by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality may unleash a torrent of patient gripes, but may yield valuable data from which providers can learn about medical errors and patient safety. >>>

Preventable Error Reporting Hindered by Fear of Reprisal

"As attention to creating a culture of safety in healthcare organizations has increased, so have concomitant reports of retaliation and intimidation targeting staff who voice concern about... deficiencies," says a federal report >>>

Hospitals Losing Workers as Healthcare Jobs Grow

The healthcare sector continues to add jobs to the point that hospital workers are once again eyeing new opportunities and taking them. Hospitals, seeing turnover ratchet up, must focus on employee retention strategies. >>>



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News Headlines

Compounding pharmacists defend their trade after meningitis outbreak

ABC News, October 23, 2012

Wrestling with options for ID under healthcare reform

The Spokesman-Review, October 23, 2012

Sharing data a complicated step for healthcare

SouthCoast Business Bulletin, October 22, 2012

Cleveland Clinic patients frustrated by medical bills

The Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 22, 2012

Lapses at big drug factories add to shortages and danger

The New York Times, October 19, 2012

PA health insurance exchange plan stalls

Bloomberg / Associated Press, October 19, 2012

TN hospital laptop stolen with 27K patients' personal info

Knoxville News Sentinel, October 19, 2012

Interoperability initiative poised to transform healthcare

InformationWeek, October 18, 2012

Get patient data out of silos

InformationWeek, October 18, 2012

CA probes CVS refill allegations

Los Angeles Times, October 18, 2012



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