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4 ways hospitals can help physician practices transition to ICD-10

Hospitals must step in and assist struggling physician practices with ICD-10 implementation as the deadline draws closer, according to consultants D'Arcy Gue and Thomas Grove of Phoenix Health Systems.

UPMC teams with universities to develop data-based health innovations

Two Pittsburgh-area universities are teaming up with UPMC to revolutionize healthcare through big data.

Aetna CMO: UDIs in claims forms necessary to improve care

Transparency when it comes to doctors and hospitals tracking the devices that go into patients is necessary to improve quality and reduce costs, according to Harold Paz, executive vice president and chief medical officer at Aetna.

CIO Spotlight: Cybersecurity keeps Springhill's Mark Kilborn 'awake all night' [Q&A]

At Springhill Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama, chief information officer Mark Kilborn has a lot to juggle--from cybersecurity to Meaningful Use attestation. But despite all of the 252-bed acute care hospital's projects, Kilborn cites the passion of his staff in helping patients as vital to the facility's success. 

New ED interoperability specification results from rigorous standards development

The new HL7 Data Elements for Emergency Department Systems specification identifies a common set of data elements in an effort to improve interoperability among EDs. It's the first set of ED-related data elements to undergo rigorous standards development, according to an article at  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

HITRUST creates framework for de-identification of data

The Health Information Trust Alliance has created a new framework based around de-identification of sensitive patient information, it announced this week.

Delaware HIE empowers patients to be 'partners in their own health'

HIE should stand for "Health Information Ecosystem," where all parties draw from and contribute to the network, according to Jan Lee, CEO of the Delaware Health Information Network.

Success of young hospital CIOs hinges on organizational knowledge

For younger chief information officers in hospital systems, getting to where they are now took dedication and gaining an understanding of all aspects of their healthcare system.

Regional culture impacts inappropriate imaging for prostate, breast cancer

In determining the level of use of healthcare imaging resources, research published this week in  JAMA Oncology  found that regional factors are of high importance. Being able to better understand those patterns, the study's authors said, could help make better use of healthcare programs.

23andMe to use customer data to develop its own medicine

Genetics startup 23andMe is going from providing genetic information to consumers and pharmaceutical companies to creating its own medicines.