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HIMSS Preview: Looking for HIE Needles in a Haystack

Scott Mace

CIOs heading to the biggest health IT event of the year will encounter a vast array of new platforms and protocols promising health information exchange interoperability. Whether there's room for much optimism amidst the complexity remains to be seen. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

ECRI Cautions Hospitals About Tech Hype

Independent research from the non-profit ECRI Institute aims to distinguish between must-have hospital technologies and manufacturer hype. >>>

AMA Seeks to Stop ICD-10, Cites Soaring Costs

In a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the American Medical Association asks her to "strongly" reconsider the ICD-10 medical coding set mandate, which the AMA says will place a "crushing burden" on physicians. >>>

MU Fraud On The Rise, OIG Warns

Vulnerabilities in electronic health records systems are creating opportunities for fraud among healthcare providers and contractors working to achieve Meaningful Use attestation, says the Office of Inspector General. >>>

AOL Chief's Benefits Blunder Also a HIPAA Violation

Announcing a pullback of a major employee benefit was bad. Violating the privacy of two employees was worse. >>>

Top 5 ED Procedures to Avoid

A health system's emergency medicine clinicians, using a methodology based on consensus, has developed a list of services that can be avoided to prevent patient harm and reduce hospital costs. >>>

Strategies for Safer Hospital Medicine Also Cut Costs

New doctors are turning the tables on seasoned physician leaders by introducing strategies to improve quality by curtailing opportunities for medical error and harm. They're also saving hospitals millions in unnecessary spending. >>>



LIVE Webcast

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Date: February 27, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Orthopedic leaders from PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Stryker offer evidence-based strategies for improving orthopedic efficiency, quality, and performance while also increasing collaboration, cost savings, and market share within the service line. Register Today   >>>



News Headlines

Republicans open investigations into Obamacare's disaster sites

The Hill, February 18, 2014

Maryland consumers remain stuck in the health exchange

The Baltimore Sun, February 18, 2014

Image databank could help diagnose children's brain diseases

The Baltimore Sun, February 17, 2014

Opinion: A watchful eye in hospitals

The New York Times, February 17, 2014

Obamacare developers turn to payment tracking

The Hill, February 14, 2014

Computer system upgrades delay licensing for nursing graduates

Los Angeles Times, February 14, 2014

Will most healthcare apps escape FDA scrutiny?

InformationWeek, February 14, 2014

Do doctors need EHR 'scribes'?

InformationWeek, February 13, 2014

Telemedicine bolsters ICU care in rural Maryland hospitals

Kaiser Health News / The Baltimore Sun, February 12, 2014

Prescription drug database gets first-round approval in MO House

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 12, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

In Search of EHR's ROI

As healthcare leaders continue to pour money into electronic health record systems, many (but not all) find the return on the investment remains elusive. >>>

 

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