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Majority say government best option to lead interoperability push

Better interoperability will be a primary driver for improving fiscal and clinical outcomes in healthcare, according to a survey by research firm peer60, while a bare majority said government involvement will be the best way to achieve it.

Struggles remain a year out from ICD-10 implementation

After years of delays, the ICD-10 compliance date is finally less than a year away, but healthcare organizations vary in readiness for the transition.

Interoperability remains a barrier for health data exchange organizations

Echoing previous surveys, eHealth Initiative's latest poll of health data exchange organizations finds them struggling with interoperability issues.

Study: Electronic messaging should be part of physicians' job description

As participation in patient portals grows, so, too, does the number of electronic messages sent between patients and physicians, showing a need for reimbursement and clinical structures that allow physicians to make use of the tool, according to a study published this month in  Health Affairs.

Practice council: HIEs need information, data governance

Consolidation and governance of health information exchanges is crucial as the number of HIEs across the country continues to grow, according to industry experts in an analysis published this month in the  Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.

Judy Murphy steps down as chief nursing officer at ONC, joins IBM

Judy Murphy, chief nursing officer and director of the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is stepping down from her position to join tech giant IBM, according to an internal announcement emailed to  FierceHealthIT.

Ebola in the US: Hospital execs must ensure ERs improve policies, procedures

Hospitals that take a few simple steps can minimize the chance that they'll send another Ebola patient home from the emergency room, according to an article published by BHM Healthcare Solutions.

HIMSS: Road to coordinated care has become rocky

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society reached out to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week to create a plan to address health IT issues facing the nation's healthcare system.

AHIMA issues information governance framework

AHIMA has released a framework for healthcare information governance at its annual convention in San Diego, calling for commitment to managing information as a strategic asset.

Digital health investments continue to rise

As the final quarter of 2014 gets underway, digital health funding continues to grow at a rapid rate, already surpassing the about $2 billion raised in 2013.