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Payer consortium to help small practices switch to ICD-10

Payers have joined together to help smaller providers make the switch to ICD-10, reports  ICD-10 Monitor.

2015 healthcare predictions: Growth in analytics, mobile, security risks

Big data continues to dominate the 2015 predictions for health IT from IDC Health Insights, though security plays a major role as well.

Digital health records: Toss them out and start over?

Despite the millions they've spent on digitizing medical records, many hospitals would be better off just scrapping their systems, according to an article at  Hospitals & Health Networks.

HHS proposes more transparency for clinical trials process

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health have proposed new rules for clinical trials that clarify requirements for registering the trials and submitting trial results online at

GOP lawmakers grill Todd Park over glitches

Despite stepping down from his role of U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Todd Parks' woes are not over yet. Park testified in front of the House Science and Technology Committee on Wednesday, where GOP lawmakers grilled him over his claims that he did not know of any issues with the health exchange website before Oct. 1, 2013.

Niall Brennan to serve as new CMS chief data officer

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is taking another step toward improving its data collection and management with the creation of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics. The new office will be led by Niall Brennan, who will become CMS' first chief data officer.

HIT impedes physicians' ability to see more patients as insurance coverage grows

Physicians are equating the use of health IT with reduced capacity to see more patients just as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is providing coverage for more Americans, a new survey finds.

Brigham and Women's digital patient info stolen in armed robbery

The information of some patients at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has been compromised after a laptop and cellphone were stolen from a hospital physician. The armed robbery took place off the hospital's campus, and during the incident, the physician was forced by the assailant to give up passcodes and encryption keys to the devices, according to BWH.

Personalized medicine, HIEs expected to boost cloud services

The transition to personalized healthcare delivery and incentives for health information exchange are expected to significantly increase the adoption of cloud services in healthcare, according to a new Frost & Sullivan analysis.

Hospital IT leaders: Keep private patient data on-site

A key to preventing security breaches at a hospital is having controls in place that allow as little information to leave the system as possible, according to two IT leaders at Medical Center Health System.