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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.

ATA: Telemedicine reimbursement, access remain a mixed bag

Since May, many states dropped a letter grade when it comes to physician practice standards on telemedicine use, but there has been a "mix of strides and stagnation" when it comes to reimbursement for the services, according to two updated reports from the American Telemedicine Association.

How to design a hospital with health IT in mind

Building a new all-digital hospital in Los Angeles county required creating a vision, selecting technologies that supported that vision and staying laser-focused on the goal, according to an article at  Healthcare Dive.

National patient identifier: Exploring the pros and cons

The debate about creating a national patient identifier is a contentious one--some think it can help protect privacy, others think it won't bring any added benefits to healthcare.

High volume of website traffic led to Kaiser Permanente portal issues

Too much website traffic after the holidays was the culprit behind Kaiser Permanente site issues last week, according to the organization.

CMS to Theranos: Deficient lab practices pose 'immediate jeopardy to patient health'

The investigation into Theranos by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has been completed, and the findings are not good, with CMS saying that "the deficient practices of the laboratory pose immediate jeopardy to patient health and safety."

Comments on Senate chronic care policies focus on telehealth

Health IT groups have sent in comments to the Senate Finance Committee on its chronic care policy document, making recommendations on the role of telemedicine and remote monitoring in the efforts.