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Data pipeline a critical need for healthcare industry

A data pipeline through which all information flows is critical for the healthcare industry, says Donald Voltz, M.D., of Canton, Ohio-based Aultman Hospital.

Andy Slavitt echoes CMS IT message for rural health leaders

In looking back at the past year and what's in store for the year to come, Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt, in a speech this week to the National Rural Health Association, focused on many areas of the health industry, including the promising role of technology.

Walter Reed uses 3-D printing to help wounded veterans

Providers are embracing 3D printing technologies in an effort to help wounded veterans do day-to-day tasks more easily, according to a  Forbes  article.

Report: Robust data analytics capabilities 'likely several years away'

Robust data analysis with be critical for health organizations as the industry moves from volume-based payment to a value-based system, but there's still a long road ahead for hospitals and health systems to get where they need to be, according to a market trends report from Chilmark Research.

MGMA to add space in Denver's Catalyst Health-Tech Innovation hub

An innovation hub based in Denver is about to get a new addition courtesy of the Medical Group Management Association.

Health IT outsourcing to grow to $68.3B by 2020

Outsourcing for healthcare technology will grow in the next four years, and is set to reach $68.3 billion by 2020, according a report from Everest Group.

OIG: Weaknesses in Utah Department of Health's Medicaid IT systems 'high impact'

Information systems used by the Utah Department of Health for its Medicaid program were left at risk, with numerous weaknesses in the technology discovered during a review of the agency by the Office of Inspector General.

Stakeholders weigh in on Senate HELP health IT bill

Several healthcare stakeholders, including the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, Health IT Now and the National Partnership for Women & Families have submitted comments on the Senate HELP Committee's draft health IT legislation, unveiled late last month. 

Partners Healthcare offers $1M to help employees make innovations a reality

Employees at Partners HealthCare could get a grant of up to $100,000 to make innovative ideas a reality.

IT budgets growing, but not to support EHRs

IT budgets continue to grow at hospitals and health systems--but that growth is not because of funds needed for electronic health records, according to an IDC Health Insights report.