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ICD-10 would help US better track Ebola

If Congress had not pushed back the deadline for implementing ICD-10 last spring, the United States now would have a specific code for tracking Ebola, according to an infographic from the Coalition for ICD-10 published at  HIT Consultant.

Hospital CIOs rarely make leap to CEO

When it comes to moving up the ranks, chief information officers rarely climb the rungs to becoming CEOs.

Technology leads to growth of healthcare accelerators

A majority of healthcare accelerators are focused on digital health, according to a report from the California Healthcare Foundation.

Lucia Savage joins ONC as chief privacy officer

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on Tuesday announced that Lucia Savage has been named the agency's new chief privacy officer.

5 qualities of great hospital CIOs

Passion and balance are some of the keys to being a successful chief information officer, according to Stephanie Reel, vice president for information services at Baltimore-based John Hopkins Medicine.

Majority say government best option to lead interoperability push

Better interoperability will be a primary driver for improving fiscal and clinical outcomes in healthcare, according to a survey by research firm peer60, while a bare majority said government involvement will be the best way to achieve it.

Struggles remain a year out from ICD-10 implementation

After years of delays, the ICD-10 compliance date is finally less than a year away, but healthcare organizations vary in readiness for the transition.

Interoperability remains a barrier for health data exchange organizations

Echoing previous surveys, eHealth Initiative's latest poll of health data exchange organizations finds them struggling with interoperability issues.

Study: Electronic messaging should be part of physicians' job description

As participation in patient portals grows, so, too, does the number of electronic messages sent between patients and physicians, showing a need for reimbursement and clinical structures that allow physicians to make use of the tool, according to a study published this month in  Health Affairs.

Practice council: HIEs need information, data governance

Consolidation and governance of health information exchanges is crucial as the number of HIEs across the country continues to grow, according to industry experts in an analysis published this month in the  Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.