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ICD-10 worries remain high for small practices

The level of concern about ICD-10, especially among small practices, is "a little too high for comfort," according to a new survey.

Senate bill to protect consumer privacy includes health data provisions

A group of Democratic Senators have introduced a new bill to protect consumers' most sensitive information--including their health data.

Telehealth pilot helps Banner Health cut costs, hospitalizations

A telehealth pilot at Phoenix, Arizona-based Banner Health's reduced costs, hospitalizations and hospital stays, the health system announced this week.

Big data's biggest healthcare challenge: Making sense of it all

Collecting healthcare data on patients and populations will soon be easier than ever for the industry, it's making sense of all the information that will be the biggest challenge, according to Drew Harris, M.D., director of health policy at Thomas Jefferson University's School of Population Health in Philadelphia.

Despite support, HIMSS notes lack of security in ONC interoperability standards advisory

Two groups have come out in support of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory, while offering comments on fixes that can be made to the draft.

Center for Healthcare Transparency aims to strengthen quality, cost information

The newly formed Center for Healthcare Transparency has an ambitious goal--it wants half of the U.S. population to have access to reliable cost and quality information by 2020. But panelists at Friday's event to unveil the new initiative at the National Press Club in the District of Columbia said the healthcare industry's current transformation make now an ideal time to pursue such an effort.

National clinical data registries 'substandard'

Patient treatment selection, health policy development and hospital performance evaluation efforts all are impacted negatively by poor data monitoring and reporting via the use of "substandard" clinical registries, according to research out of Johns Hopkins University.

4 guiding principles to patient control of health data

Patients should have complete control over their health information, and it's time for Congress to update data policy and privacy rules, according to David Brailer, former National Coordinator for Health IT.

Premier: Make interoperability mandatory in 21st Century Cures

The Premier healthcare alliance urges lawmakers to make health IT interoperability mandatory in the 21st Century Cures legislation, an updated draft of which was unveiled Wednesday.

Teladoc possibly heading toward IPO

Teladoc, a growing provider of telemedicine services, is moving closer to an initial public offering, according to a MedCity News report.