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White House cybersecurity plan a step in right direction, but needs work

President Barack Obama's cybersecurity plan, announced during his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, is a good step forward but still has its flaws, according to David M. Upton, a professor at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School.

Strategy and innovation advisors wants predictive analytics included in HIT strategic plan

The Health IT Policy Committee's strategy and innovation work group, on Thursday, outlined draft recommendations for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan.

ONC work group: HIT strategic plan lacks consumer focus

While the Health IT Policy Committee's Consumer Work Group praised efforts put forth by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to update its Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, the group's members say the framework does not go far enough when it comes to consumers.

Researchers want new way to evaluate medical schools

The medical community needs to develop a more scientific approach to evaluate the quality of American medical schools than the survey-based  U.S. News & World Report  rankings it has primarily relied upon, according to a recent study published in the  Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Hospital CIOs share experiences, issues with interoperability

Although most healthcare chief information officers have implemented certified electronic health record systems and the required standards, many remain frustrated in their quest for interoperability, according to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka.

Researchers turn to Twitter to predict heart disease rates

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are turning to an unlikely source to predict rates of heart disease: Twitter.

Michael McCoy named first chief health information officer at ONC

Michael James McCoy, M.D., will soon become the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's first chief health information officer.

CDI system pays off for Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center

To bring in more revenue, Arizona-based Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center decided to build a computer-assisted clinical documentation improvement system from the ground up--and the effort paid off.

Why another ICD-10 delay could threaten national security

Though some medical groups keep pushing for yet another delay in ICD-10, Juliet Santos of consultancy Leidos Health, argues that another delay could be a threat to national security.

In wake of CMS departure, Tavenner praised for 'steady hand'

In the wake of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner's recently announced resignation, several healthcare organizations are praising her work at the agency, much of which focused on innovation in the industry.