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Report estimates lower costs for ICD-10 implementation

ICD-10 implementation costs for small physician practices are significantly lower than  estimates touted by the American Medical Association this time last year, according to survey results published this week in the  Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.

Clinician leadership, governance keys to successful health IT implementation

SwedishAmerican Health System (SAHS) has recognized the importance of clinician leadership and governance in the successful rollout of IT projects, according to an  article  at  Health Data Management.

Colorado, Maryland HIEs experiment with ways to leverage data

As the amount of data flowing through health information exchanges grows, those in charge of the systems are looking at ways to capitalize on that data and use it to help patients.

Aneesh Chopra: Too many bystanders in health IT

Demand and participation eventually will drive use of open public application program interfaces in healthcare for sharing information between entities, former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra predicts. However, he said, first providers must be more willing to make the initial jump onto the bandwagon.

HIMSS wants more Congressional action to spur interoperability

Calling the nation's current healthcare infrastructure inadequate for ubiquitous exchange of patient information, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society recently published four recommendations for Congress to spur interoperability.

ONC 2015: Providers discuss barriers to population, public health efforts

While innovative technologies and data analytics sets currently are helping providers in their quest to improve population and public health management efforts, barriers persist for those who need care the most. At the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's annual meeting in the District of Columbia on Monday, a panel of providers discussed concerns about various barriers, in addition to providing updates about their progress.

HHS bolsters HIE, interoperability efforts with $28 million grant program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unveiled Tuesday a two-year grant program for $28 million to advance the adoption and use of interoperable health IT tools and services to support health information exchange.

Virtual Clipboard to improve patient data collection

Using smart technology and mobile devices, Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange President and CEO Devin Jopp wants to improve health information sharing through a virtual clipboard.

Jacob Reider to med societies: Be part of the solution to HIT progress

It's time for the American Medical Association and more than 30 other organizations urging change in the electronic health record certification process to be part of the solution, former Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT Jacob Reider said in a blog post.

American Society of Clinical Oncology tool to use large swaths of data to improve cancer care

The American Society of Clinical Oncology is creating a tool that will allow it to cull patient data from millions of electronic health records in an effort to improve cancer care, according to an announcement on the platform.