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Cleveland Clinic releases list of top medical innovations for 2015

January is only a few months away but the Cleveland Clinic is already looking to the New Year with today's release of its list of top medical innovations for 2015.

Report: Health IT market moves to more powerful care delivery method

As venture capitalists pump more money into healthcare tech and innovation, and companies make more valuable contributions to the field, the industry is entering Health Market 2.0, according to a report by global consulting firm Oliver Wyman.

High school coding programs give students taste of health information management

Rural hospitals in Kansas aren't waiting for students to graduate from high school to spark their interest in medical coding. They turn to health information management professionals to start the credentialing process early on--before students even get their high school diplomas.

Beacon Community programs face barriers to success, report says

An evaluation of four Beacon Community projects found some common issues and barriers, according to a paper at  eGEMs  (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes. The paper looked at commonalities among the projects, including structure, people, technology, tasks, and sustainability.

Google Trends promising for health research, but needs more transparency

While Google Trends has the potential to help with access to population data on behavior and its link to health and healthcare, it needs to be more transparent to be a useful tool, according to a new study.

HIE, user input help improve public health reporting

A project to rethink the paper-based process in which clinical providers do reporting for public health surveillance helped ensure that IT development was driven by users' workflow needs.

VA's CIO: Bolstering faith in online security vital

Stephen Warren, chief information officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs, says one of his biggest worries is that the proliferation of breaches will undermine the public's trust in e-commerce.

Harry Greenspun: In a Jetsons world, docs' offices resemble the Flintstones

While personal health data abounds, it won't help patients make the right healthcare decisions if they don't know what to do with it, according to Harry Greenspun, M.D., senior adviser at the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

DHS to investigate med devices, hospital equipment for cybersecurity issues

Medical devices and hospital equipment are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security after suspected cybersecurity flaws that could allow the tools to be hacked.

AMA's Steven Stack on ICD-10: The sky's not falling, but at times it feels like it

For health IT, it is both the best of times and the worst of times, according to the American Medical Association's President-Elect Steven Stack.