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Google, Mayo Clinic partner to enhance Web searches for health information

As more people turn to the Internet to search for health information, Google is trying to redefine what they will see when using its search engine.

Study: 'No true crosswalk' exists between ICD-9 and ICD-10

A study from Vanderbilt University further suggests that mapping codes between ICD-9 and ICD-10 could be a problem.

Texoma ACO uses data analytics to save costs in MSSP

When trying out tools, if at first you don't succeed, you have to try, try again. That's what one accountable care organization did when picking a population health management data analytics platform.

CDS buyers need more info to make good decisions

Buyers of clinical decision support systems need more and better information to make informed purchase decisions, according to an article published online this week in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Cyberattacks highlight changing dynamics between CIOs, CISOs

As the increasing intensity of cyberattacks causes waves in the healthcare industry, it also brings to light the changing roles of chief information officers and chief information security officers.

3 ways data analytics can transform healthcare

Analytics can and will change healthcare as we know it--but several obstacles remain, according to healthcare consultant David Lee Scher, M.D.

GAO: CMS on target with ICD-10 readiness efforts

The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services has taken positive steps to help prepare the healthcare industry for ICD-10, but every organization must prepare in advance if the transition is to be successful, according to a report published late last week by the Government Accountability Office.

Medicare covers lung cancer screening for first time

Effective immediately, Medicare will now cover screening for lung cancer using Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT), according to an announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Security experts on Anthem breach: The biggest threat lurks inside your company

The impact of the recent cyberattack on health insurance company Anthem is rippling through the industry--but health IT leaders and experts say they're not surprised it happened. The bigger threat, they say, comes from inside your organization. 

Details emerge in Anthem hack

The healthcare industry, which lags behind others when it comes to cybersecurity, now faces what is shaping up to be the largest breach of healthcare data in history. Details are emerging about who may have perpetrated the attack and how they gained access.