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PCORI announces $150.7 million in Phase II funding for 'network of networks'

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is seeking applicants for Phase II funding totaling up to $150.7 million in its bid to build a "network of networks" for comparative effectiveness research.

CMS: ICD-10 testing reaches 87 percent accuracy

Acceptance rates during the November ICD-10 acknowledgement testing week improved to 87 percent, according to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announcement.

Challenges for data-centric future in public health

Participants in a workshop on upcoming challenges and opportunities in healthcare informatics worried that public health agencies (PHAs) aren't keeping up, according to an article at  eGEMS (Generating Evidence & Methods to increase patient outcomes.)

Standardization proposed to improve patient matching

A paper published at  Perspectives in Health Information Management  calls for a nationwide patient matching strategy and describes elements to be standardized.

Survey: Consumer health tech adoption remains low

Use of technology to manage healthcare still remains low for consumers, but many of them view devices and apps in a positive light, according to a new survey from consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and research practice Ipsos Public Affairs.

4 ways consumers will impact HIT in 2015

It's hard to deny the influence patients as consumers are having on the healthcare industry, and many predict that 2015 will be the year of the consumer.

Lessons on protecting PHI from the Sony hack

Experian's 2015 Data Breach Industry Forecast called healthcare "a vulnerable and attractive target for cybercriminals," predicting more breaches are headed the industry's way. The recent breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment provides three lessons for healthcare, according to Michael Bruemmer, VP with Experian's Data Breach Resolution group.

Study: Nearly half of patients would withhold data from providers

Nearly half of patients participating in a trial looking at patient control of the medical records withheld clinically sensitive information from some or all of their care team.

UC Davis pediatrician gets grant to study cost-effectiveness of telemed in EDs

A grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will help fund a study into how telemedicine affects clinical outcomes in emergency departments.

Secure messaging shows promise at Saint Mary's Hospital

Implementing a secure messaging system has proved fruitful at Saint Mary's Hospital, communication has improved and the hospital's staff has embraced the technology, according to two of the hospital's leaders.