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AMA's Robert Wah channels Yoda on HIT's future

While American Medical Association President Robert Wah referred to "Star Trek" in his inaugural address in June, he called upon the spirit of "Star Wars" in his address to the House of Delegates at the AMA Interim Meeting last week in Dallas. More precisely, the edict from Master Yoda: "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

Aetna CISO: Mandate protection of health data by risk, not regulation

Healthcare companies are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals, and as threats to consumers' private health information grow the industry must do more to prevent breaches, said Jim Routh, chief information security officer at health insurer Aetna.

Real-time clinical alerts improve care for NICU patients

In Rhode Island, hospitals are seeing improved outcomes and reductions in readmissions thanks to the use of real-time clinical alerts of admission, or "ADT alerts."

3 strategies for winning physicians over for ICD-10

Physician involvement is an especially crucial element at several levels for hospitals transitioning to ICD-10, according to healthcare IT consultant D'Arcy Guerin Gue.

Keys to viable HIEs going forward

Seven key elements are required to keep health information exchange organizations viable into the future, according to the  Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.

UMHS CIO Sue Schade: Culture change at health organizations takes time

When a CIO moves to a new organization, making changes takes time and patience, says Sue Schade, CIO at University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers.

AMA's Robert Wah: Doctors need more from Meaningful Use

It's an exciting time for healthcare, and technology is the key to better care, but there's still work to do, according to Robert Wah, president of the American Medical Association.

How hospital CIOs handle major mergers

With the announcement of a merger between Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network in New Jersey last month, the chief information officers at both organizations have a lot of work to do.

Large organizations press on with ICD-10; worries plague smaller groups

As organizations continue to prepare for the switch to ICD-10, smaller entities are anticipating more difficulties than their larger counterparts, according to an AHIMA survey.

HIEs require flexible staff as they expand into new care settings

As health information exchange organizations continue to expand into new care settings, such as payers and accountable care organizations, the undertaking will require staff be open-minded to change, according to a new report.