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Probe Uncovers Hospitals' Inability to Protect Patient Privacy

Scott Mace

Researchers and a journalist were able to re-identify, without much fuss, the de-identified medical records of scores of patients, thought to have been protected by HIPAA. Here's how they did it. >>>

 

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ED Tries Telemedicine in Bid to Cut Wait Times

A medical center with long emergency department wait times is running a pilot study to test whether telemedicine can connect doctors to the virtual bedside of waiting patients much faster. >>>

In Search of the Health IT Experts

Healthcare industry leaders discuss the shortage of staff with information technology expertise, the impact on hospitals and health systems, and what can be done to address the situation. >>>

Healtheway HIE Announces Founding Members

Operating as a non-profit, public-private partnership, Healtheway supports the eHealth Exchange, a health information exchange, serving thousands of providers and millions of patients. Its founding members include health systems, technology vendors, and the American Medical Association. >>>

Q&A: Geisinger's CEO on Cost, Quality, Data Sharing

Glenn Steele, MD, discusses the need for healthcare organizations to collaborate and learn from each other with shared data that can offer real-time insights as healthcare leaders re-engineer the industry to provide real value. >>>

Lawmakers Call for Access to Medicare Claims Data

A Senate bill introduced Tuesday would make Medicare claims and payment data available to the public in a searchable database that would be free to use. >>>

5 Takeaways From AHIP's 2013 Annual Conference

Payers are working hard to position themselves for success with health insurance exchanges. Competition for customers is fierce. Everyone wants a piece of the healthcare delivery business. And big data may help secure it. >>>

Q&A: Ardis Dee Hoven, New AMA President, Outlines Roadmap

From reimbursement challenges to figuring out what makes some physician practices great, the American Medical Association's new president, Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, vows "significant change" for doctors in the year ahead. >>>



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News Headlines

US unveils Healthcare web site and call center

The New York Times, June 25, 2013

Obamacare starts in 99 days. These 99 things need to happen before then.

The Washington Post, June 25, 2013

A hub for healthcare innovation is taking shape

The Miami Herald, June 24, 2013

Opinion: IT can't fix complex healthcare problems

InformationWeek, June 24, 2013

Lower-radiation scans could arrive soon at OH hospitals

The Columbus Dispatch, June 21, 2013

Tighter security coming for FL prescription database

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, June 20, 2013

CMS stresses doctors' rights to challenge data collected under Sunshine Act

Bloomberg BNA, June 20, 2013

Q&A with Farzad Mostashari, MD

Healthcare IT News, June 20, 2013

Artificial spleen offers hope for faster sepsis diagnosis, treatment

MIT Technology Review, June 20, 2013

Medicine grapples with apps

WBUR, June 19, 2013



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