Health Information Management

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Surescripts adds 100 health systems to network

In the past year, Surescripts, the nation's largest health information network, has added close to 100 health systems to its network.

GAO: Federal agencies increase cloud use; still spend more on non-cloud tech

Government agencies, including the Health and Human Services Department, are still devoting more of their IT budget to non-cloud computing services, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

Poor interoperability a significant barrier for ACOs

Though designed to improve care by sharing data from various sources, poor interoperability remains a huge barrier to accountable care organizations (ACOs), according to a survey from Premier and the eHealth Initiative.

WEDI survey finds little backing for health plan identifier

Health plans and other stakeholders see little value in using a unique health plan identifier (HPID) within electronic transactions, according to a recent survey from The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI).

Dartmouth researchers design bracelet to secure health IT systems

A bracelet designed by Dartmouth University researchers could be a breakthrough when it comes to securing information systems--notably for medical records in healthcare settings.

Digital health funding expected to reach $6.5B by 2017

Funding for digital healthcare startups in the U.S. is expected to double to $6.5 billion by the end of 2017, according to research from Accenture.

Break down cultural barriers to improve information systems process

Improving the information systems provisioning process at Partners Healthcare has been about knocking down walls between teams as much as breaking down silos of information, Scott MacLean, deputy CIO and director of IS operations, writes at

Governance key to a robust health IT system

When it comes to growth of information technology at healthcare organizations, advanced governance is one of the key pieces to have a robust HIT system--but there are many that lack this element, according to Dick Taylor, managing director and CMO of the advisory services division of MedSys Group.

West Health CEO touts necessity of open, interoperable health system

In the healthcare industry, the shift from a closed system to an open and interoperable system is necessary, according to Nick Valeriani, chief executive at West Health and CEO of the Gary and Mary West Health Institute.

3 crisis management tools to protect hospital reputations

Reputation plays a key role in consumer preference when it comes to acute care hospitals, author Susan Neisloss wrote in a recent  Hospitals & Health Networks  article. To preserve your hospital's reputation, she suggested three elements to a crisis management plan.