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  March 25, 2014 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Interoperability Needs More Than Fired-Up Buyers

Scott Mace

Health information technology buyers have been demanding interoperability for some time, yet too many IT vendors have too often kept the door to interoperability locked tight, denying the industry $30 billion in potential savings. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

5 Steps to Preventing Security Breaches

Medical records are a high-value commodity, fetching up to $50 each. Medical data breaches are being reported ever more frequently. Risk assessments and basic IT and social media policies can help protect your organization. >>>

Can University of Illinois Hospital Save Its Brand?

A decision by hospital leaders to participate in an advertising effort with an equipment vendor was intended to promote institutional expertise with robotic surgery. Instead it sparked an outcry among critics. >>>

Tagging, Tracking Nurses Improves Workflow

Nurses at a Florida hospital are wearing electronic tags to track their daily steps. The data has been revealing and led to changes in workflow. The CNO says nurses like it and "know that it can help them." >>>

Proposed HIX Rules Would Alter PPACA

As the inaugural open enrollment period for the new individual health coverage exchanges comes to a close, CMS officials are proposing several changes and additions to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that HIX hold and grow. >>>

Oncology Service Line: A Change in Focus

From genetic testing to advanced chemotherapy procedures, hospitals and health systems are changing the focus of oncology from merely ensuring survival to, in many cases, providing comprehensive long-term care and even cures. >>>

Integrating the Health System Revenue Cycle

As healthcare CFOs work to protect the fiscal strength of their organizations, they are increasingly aware of the need to engage clinicians from across the continuum of care in the revenue cycle process. >>>

Despite Challenging Payer Mix, Montefiore Grows

The chief financial officer at Montefiore Health System in the Bronx explains how the organization has managed to stay in the black, generate modest operating margins, and even reinvest in itself while serving a largely poor patient population. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Healthcare Analytics—The New Business Currency

As providers' risk exposure grows, this report delivers a clear view of leading organizations' progress toward mastering the analytics that matter most to making cost and care quality decisions with great precision. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

20 tests healthcare CIOs must juggle

InformationWeek, March 25, 2014

Hospitals elevate patient satisfaction to the C-Suite

InformationWeek, March 25, 2014

Obamacare subsidies seen as illegal on state exchanges

Bloomberg, March 25, 2014

Obamacare website glitch erroneously tells thousands they are ineligible for coverage

dbTechno.com, March 24, 2014

Cincinnati hospital's live-tweets reveal complications in surgery

Cincinnati Business Courier, March 24, 2014

How OR wound up with the nation's worst Obamacare website

The Washington Post, March 21, 2014

Opinion: State health insurance exchanges still sick

InformationWeek, March 21, 2014

Doctors and tech: Who serves whom?

The Atlantic, March 21, 2014

Efficiency, the doctor will see you now

Portland Tribune, March 21, 2014

Healthcare data security: Focus on 'business associates'

InformationWeek, March 19, 2014



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