Health Information Management

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Senators question HHS on efforts to curb medical identity theft

Four senators are asking the Department of Health and Human Services what it's doing to prevent data breaches at provider and payer organizations.

Walgreens rolls out mobile telehealth services to 20 more states

Walgreens' mission is to reinvent the consumer experience around digital health by making it simple, rewarding and effective, according to Adam Pellegrini, vice president of digital health at Walgreens.

Connected Health 2015: IBM, Boston Children's use cognitive computing to tackle pediatric diseases

IBM Watson and Boston Children's Hospital will join forces to better understand rare pediatric diseases thanks to the power of cognitive computing.

Framework from Sequoia Project, Care Connectivity Consortium focuses on patient matching

The Sequoia Project and the Care Connectivity Consortium (CCC), in a new white paper, present a  framework  for patient matching for health information exchange partners, considered one of the major hindrances to effective data-sharing.

Connected Health 2015: Healthcare innovation needs 'providers with creative confidence'

When it comes to innovation within healthcare, work is necessary to build creative confidence with providers, according to Paul Nagy, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Medical Innovation Center.

Connected Health 2015: CISOs must be guardians, advisers, Partners' Jigar Kadakia says

Today, those taking on the role of chief information security officer must wear many hats, according to Jigar Kadakia, CISO at Boston-based Partners HealthCare. They must be strategists and technologists, as well as guardians and advisers.

AACR launches data-sharing project for cancer genomic research

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has launched an international genomic and clinical data-sharing project called GENIE (Genomics, Evidence, Neoplasia, Information, Exchange).

Major database used to set hospital reimbursement has deep flaws

A major database used to determine hospital reimbursement contains glaring flaws, according to research from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Inadequate device cleaning tops alarm fatigue on ECRI health hazards list

ECRI Institute released its annual list of top hazardous technologies that pose a danger to patients, hospitals and health systems. Improper cleaning of endoscopes tops the list of the biggest health hazards in 2016. 

Walgreens to use Epic EHRs at health clinics

Walgreens announced this week that it will install electronic health record vendor Epic's systems into its health clinics.