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Healthcare IT and the lack of security hygiene

By Aaron Miri We've all been there. It's a bright and muggy day and you've been outside playing kickball with your elementary school friends. Suddenly you notice something particularly...

HIMSS, EHRA urge caution by CMS when structuring MIPS, alternative payment models

More stakeholders have weighed in on the structure of the Merit Based Incentive Program System and alternative payment models, with the Electronic Health Records Association and the Health Information Management and Systems Society both expressing concern about over-burdensome requirements.

Connected Health 2015: Providers must better understand people to improve health landscape

Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation Medical Director Douglas Wood believes that doctors and hospitals currently are too focused on providing healthcare for patients rather than helping people to achieve healthy lifestyles.

Early Meaningful Use reactions a mixed bag; where do you stand?

The Department of Health and Human Services, at long last, has published its final rule for Meaningful Use, combining the modifications to the incentive program for 2015 through 2017 with Stage 3....

10 Influential Women in Health IT in 2015

Each year, our annual list of influential women in health IT--compiled with the help of reader nominations--includes individuals at the forefront of efforts merging patient care with technology. Once again, we asked readers to submit to us who they think are progressing those efforts, and once again, they did not disappoint.

Interoperability, cybersecurity support among new HIMSS Congressional requests

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society plans to make three formal requests to Congress--its annual "Congressional Asks"--to accomplish specific goals to advance health IT.

How HIMSS is working to improve patient matching

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has long been involved in efforts to improve patient matching, according to Lisa Gallagher, the organization's vice president of technology solutions.

Virtual Clipboard Initiative aims to ease check-in pain

A pilot project is under way to automate the patient intake process to make it more efficient and to improve patient satisfaction, with the initial design document just released.

Despite provider prioritization of cybersecurity, incidents remain prevalent

While professionals in the healthcare industry say cybersecurity has grown as a business priority at their organizations, a large amount also admit that their facilities have seen a significant security incident recently.

Proposed Meaningful Use alterations receive mixed reviews

There has been some support for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' proposed rule softening some of the requirements of the Meaningful Use program for 2015 through 2017, but commenters have also raised a number of concerns about it.