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4 ways consumers will impact HIT in 2015

It's hard to deny the influence patients as consumers are having on the healthcare industry, and many predict that 2015 will be the year of the consumer.

Lessons on protecting PHI from the Sony hack

Experian's 2015 Data Breach Industry Forecast called healthcare "a vulnerable and attractive target for cybercriminals," predicting more breaches are headed the industry's way. The recent breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment provides three lessons for healthcare, according to Michael Bruemmer, VP with Experian's Data Breach Resolution group.

Study: Nearly half of patients would withhold data from providers

Nearly half of patients participating in a trial looking at patient control of the medical records withheld clinically sensitive information from some or all of their care team.

UC Davis pediatrician gets grant to study cost-effectiveness of telemed in EDs

A grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will help fund a study into how telemedicine affects clinical outcomes in emergency departments.

Secure messaging shows promise at Saint Mary's Hospital

Implementing a secure messaging system has proved fruitful at Saint Mary's Hospital, communication has improved and the hospital's staff has embraced the technology, according to two of the hospital's leaders.

HIEs team up on strategic collaborative

To enhance the exchange of ideas and business improvements for health information exchanges, 20 HIEs have formed the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative.

As health data volume grows, CIOs must prioritize governance strategies, analytics

Technology is creating more ways to collect and analyze health data, but as the amount of information grows, chief information officers in the industry must figure out how to make that flood of data actionable.

Context vital for implementing healthcare innovations

Implementing healthcare innovations calls for better understanding of the relationship between them and the context in which they will be used, according to an article at  Health Affairs.

Patients willing to share health data, but only for a good reason

Patients are becoming more willing to share their health information publicly, but there is one caveat: It has to be for a good reason.

Ed Marx outlines key elements of HIT governance policy

Ed Marx, chief information officer of Texas Health Resources, compares the need to develop your own governance model to cultural differences--it has to work for your own organizational culture.