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ONC updated HIT plan focuses on interoperability

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, released today and spanning from 2015-2020, will focus on the collection, use and sharing of interoperable health information.

3 ways to improve patients' access to care

When it comes to creating the optimal patient experience, there is no magic wand healthcare providers can wave. But one major piece to the puzzle is improving patients' access to care, Daniel Palestrant, M.D., writes in an article in  Hospitals & Health Networks Daily.

Consumers want provider guidance when looking up health info online

When looking for health information online, consumers prefer guidance from their caregivers to find the information they need, according to a study by researchers at the School of Pharmacy at Curtin University in Australia.

Congratulations to the 2014 Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition honorees

Jvion's RevEgis, M2Sys Technology's RightPatient and eHealth Technologies' eHealth Connect Image Exchange each earned "Best-In-Show" accolades for FierceMarkets' second...

Karen DeSalvo: Candid feedback on HIT regulations, policies crucial

Health IT holds promise for delivery of care and improvement of care, but there must be interoperability of systems, flexible oversight of technology and governance policies for it to reach its full potential, according to panelists at a Bipartisan Policy Center event held Wednesday in the District of Columbia.

A new seat at the C-suite: Chief Data Officer

Make room for yet another seat at the healthcare executive table. In addition to carving out spots for new positions like the chief population health officer and chief incentive officer, some hospitals and healthcare systems hire chief data officers to oversee data collection.  

University of Chicago to examine flow of HIT in communities

The University of Chicago's Computation Institute and the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences are teaming up to assess healthcare innovation.

What makes hospital CIOs stay, move on

Although health organizations prize IT leaders with healthcare experience, hospital chief information officers come from a range of industries--and can be lured away by them as well, according to  Becker's Health IT and CIO Review.

Hospital CIOs share insight on experiences, challenges

The roles of chief information officers in healthcare are growing, and as technology advances they will continue to face new struggles, making the insights they can offer one another all the more important. That was the impetus behind this year's Scottsdale Institute Fall CIO Summit, where eight CIOs from leading healthcare organizations spoke about their experiences and the troubles they face.

Groups continue to push for two-year delay in ICD-10

Could another ICD-10 delay pass Congress as early as next week? That's one of the scenarios outlined in an article at the  Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.