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Niall Brennan: Time for CMS 'to have data ducks in a row'

The position of  chief data officer in healthcare is certain to grow  as the industry realizes how valuable data and analytics are to providing better care, according to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service CDO Niall Brennan.

ICD-10 focus should be a data-driven healthcare environment

ICD-10 is only the means to an end--with the end being reliable and meaningful data to improve patient care, according to Joseph C. Nichols, M.D., a board certified orthopedic surgeon.

Hospital execs: Why dual ICD-9, ICD-10 coding is equivalent to another delay

Advocating dual coding as a means to protect small physician offices from inadequate preparation for ICD-10 amounts to another delay in implementing the new code set, asserts the Coalition for ICD-10.

Hacker hits Indiana hospital employees' email accounts

A cyberattack on hospital employees' email accounts has compromised the information of about 4,400 patients at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana.

How colleges are incorporating health IT into nursing education

Health IT is taking over healthcare education--including for aspiring nurses.

Data leads the way to improved care at Susquehanna Health

When Susquehanna Health, a central Pennsylvania system, decided to wade into data analytics, its employees let the data lead the way.

GAO rips for continued flaws

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has improved since its disastrous launch in 2013, but still lacks the IT management policies to fully fix the system, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Health providers lack awareness of cyberthreats

In a three-month review of cyber risk management practices in healthcare, the Health Information Trust Alliance has found that the industry's approach is reactive, inefficient and labor intensive.

Behavioral health remote monitoring cuts hospital admissions

Patient engagement through a remote behavioral health intervention after a cardio vascular event has the ability to reduce hospital admissions and length of hospital stays, a study published in the  American Journal of Managed Care  found.

Health providers must boost security policy enforcement, education

An increasing number of healthcare companies say they have security and compliance policies in place for transferring data, but many also say those policies are only "moderately enforced," according to a newly published survey.