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HIMSS15: ONC grant to boost community health data sharing efforts

Community health exchange is set to receive a financial boost thanks to a Health and Human Services Department initiative announced Tuesday afternoon at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago.

David Blumenthal: Health industry must focus on 'good data hygiene' as breaches grow

The number of data breaches in the healthcare industry is continuing to increase, with almost 1,000 breaches reported by health entities covered by HIPAA between 2010 and 2013, according to a research letter published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

Technology calls for strategic master design plan for clinical setting

Technology can pose a challenge healthcare when accommodating new tools in the clinical space, where providers must prioritize patient safety and workflow, according to an article at  Hospitals & Health Networks.

HIMSS15: Humana's Bruce Broussard says industry must 'change perspective' to improve care

Technology will continue to play an integral role in the evolution of healthcare as consumers increasingly demand more accountability from payers and providers, CEO Bruce Broussard stressed in a keynote address Tuesday morning at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago.

Informatics nurses have huge impact on patient safety, workflow

The role of informatics nurses has expanded greatly, providing a significant impact on patient safety and overall care, as well as workflow and productivity improvements, according to the 2015 HIMSS Impact of the Informatics Nurse Survey.

ONC releases updated health IT privacy and security guide

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT this morning issued a new version of its privacy and security guide to help healthcare providers better understand how their practices integrate the requirements.

AMA outlines plan to engage physicians in health innovation

Physician engagement is one key to make new healthcare innovations prosper, and the American Medical Association is aiming to take a greater role in that area, according to AMA President Robert M. Wah, M.D.

CIO Spotlight: Carolinas' Craig Richardville values teamwork, flexibility for employees [Q&A]

In the wake of continual regulations and federal programs for health IT professionals, one of the biggest challenges for Carolinas Healthcare System Chief Information Officer Craig Richardville and his team is trying to understand and prioritize such requirements.

Oregon respiratory therapist indicted for HIPAA violations

A former respiratory therapist at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital in Oregon, has been indicted for HIPAA violations after unlawfully accessing health information of patients at the hospital.

Researchers: Make duplicate medication alerts more specific

Duplicate medication (DM) alerts do not often lead to prescription modifications, but do lead to other actions, according to research published online this week in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.