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Why ICD-10 and cybersecurity must go hand in hand

As the ICD-10 implementation date draws near, providers should not let cybersecurity fall to the wayside, according to industry experts.

3 mistakes hospital CIOs should avoid

The new year will be a challenging one for chief information officers in healthcare as the role continues to evolve, says David Miller, CIO of Optimum Healthcare IT.

How technology can streamline discharge process

The discharge process for patients from a hospital is not an easy one, and if done wrong could also lead to costly readmissions--but the use of technology could make the transition much smoother, according to David Lee Scher, M.D.

White House cybersecurity plan a step in right direction, but needs work

President Barack Obama's cybersecurity plan, announced during his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, is a good step forward but still has its flaws, according to David M. Upton, a professor at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School.

Strategy and innovation advisors wants predictive analytics included in HIT strategic plan

The Health IT Policy Committee's strategy and innovation work group, on Thursday, outlined draft recommendations for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan.

ONC work group: HIT strategic plan lacks consumer focus

While the Health IT Policy Committee's Consumer Work Group praised efforts put forth by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to update its Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, the group's members say the framework does not go far enough when it comes to consumers.

Researchers want new way to evaluate medical schools

The medical community needs to develop a more scientific approach to evaluate the quality of American medical schools than the survey-based  U.S. News & World Report  rankings it has primarily relied upon, according to a recent study published in the  Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Hospital CIOs share experiences, issues with interoperability

Although most healthcare chief information officers have implemented certified electronic health record systems and the required standards, many remain frustrated in their quest for interoperability, according to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka.

Researchers turn to Twitter to predict heart disease rates

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are turning to an unlikely source to predict rates of heart disease: Twitter.

Michael McCoy named first chief health information officer at ONC

Michael James McCoy, M.D., will soon become the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's first chief health information officer.