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How to create a hospital cybersecurity framework

As cyberattacks on the healthcare industry increase in intensity, hospitals and healthcare providers must establish a cybercentric framework.

Hospital CEO: Providers need data on the benefits of ICD-10

Many healthcare providers are against transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10. To that end, the best way to get them to embrace the new coding system is to show how it will benefit their practice and patients, says Marty Fattig, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Nebraska.

How data on patient outcomes can help clinicians improve care quality

Using and comparing data about patient outcomes can help clinicians work to improve care, as well as start conversations about quality improvement, according to a case study published in  eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to increase patient outcomes.)

Older adults prefer e-prescribing

Older adults expect and prefer their prescriptions to be ordered electronically, according to a study published in AHIMA's  Perspectives in Health Information Management.

Congressman starts 2015 with push to repeal medical device tax

Repealing the medical device tax will be the first effort put forth by Rep. Erik Paulsen as the 114th Congress gets under way.

HITRUST adds privacy controls to security framework

The Health Information Trust Alliance will include privacy controls in version seven of its Common Security Framework.

Donna Cryer: Interoperability essential to improve patient care

The ability for patient data to follow an individual as they go from hospital to home and beyond is becoming an essential part of healthcare. Donna Cryer, a liver transplant survivor and health IT advocate, knows that full well. 

UPMC wants to make health IT innovation the norm

With new leaders at the helm, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is looking to not just move healthcare IT forward, but take it to the next level.

John Nosta: 'Digital natives' to drive technological revolution in medicine

The biggest changes to come in the medical industry down the road will be at the hands of those who have grown up surrounded by technology all their lives, according to digital health philosopher John Nosta.

ICD-10, Meaningful Use among AMA's top issues of 2015

Implementation of ICD-10 and Meaningful Use rank among the top 10 issues for physicians to watch in 2015, according to the American Medical Association.