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Niall Brennan to serve as new CMS chief data officer

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is taking another step toward improving its data collection and management with the creation of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics. The new office will be led by Niall Brennan, who will become CMS' first chief data officer.

HIT impedes physicians' ability to see more patients as insurance coverage grows

Physicians are equating the use of health IT with reduced capacity to see more patients just as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is providing coverage for more Americans, a new survey finds.

Brigham and Women's digital patient info stolen in armed robbery

The information of some patients at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has been compromised after a laptop and cellphone were stolen from a hospital physician. The armed robbery took place off the hospital's campus, and during the incident, the physician was forced by the assailant to give up passcodes and encryption keys to the devices, according to BWH.

Personalized medicine, HIEs expected to boost cloud services

The transition to personalized healthcare delivery and incentives for health information exchange are expected to significantly increase the adoption of cloud services in healthcare, according to a new Frost & Sullivan analysis.

Hospital IT leaders: Keep private patient data on-site

A key to preventing security breaches at a hospital is having controls in place that allow as little information to leave the system as possible, according to two IT leaders at Medical Center Health System.

Deloitte's Mark Ford: Health industry must be less reactive, more proactive on security

The health industry has come a long way in recent years when it comes to data security, but it still lags far behind others when it comes to having the right prevention measures against cyberthreats, according to Mark Ford, principle of Deloitte Cyber Risk Services.

Why ICD-10 is necessary for big data success in healthcare

While ICD-10 might have codes that seem excessive--like injury via turkey--without its comprehensive codes, doctors will "never detect the one-in-a-million disease when it matters," according to resident physician in family medicine William Rusnak.

Hospital CIO-vendor relationships must be less mambo, more tango

The ideal healthcare CIO-vendor relationship should be a tango, according to Daniel Morreale, president at New Jersey HIMSS, who said he has come to think of that partnership as a dance because it takes a sequence of steps to enhance the product, the process and the outcome.

ICD-10 costs: Lower than expected?

ICD-10 implementation costs may not be as burdensome as previously thought for small physician practices, at least according to a post in this month's  Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.

Patients embrace sharing doc notes with family, caregivers

Patients are increasingly using technology to share their health information with family or friends, and access to information is causing them to pay better attention to their care, according to a recent study.