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4 tips for hospitals moving to cloud-based storage

Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center recently moved to cloud data storage, due in large part to their volume of medical records, according to CIO of the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization Bill Gillis. Speaking to  Becker's Hospital Review, Gillis and Bob Dupuis, practice director at Arcadia Solutions--which built BIDMC's custom network storage system--explained why they think it will work.

Patient groups to federal officials: Don't rush health IT regulation

A coalition of 15 patient groups said it wants to see the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act workgroup take its time in crafting a risk-based framework for health IT regulation, in a letter sent to federal officials this week.

Online clinician training could help combat antibiotic resistance

A study published recently in  The Lancet  finds that Internet clinician training can reduce antibiotic prescribing for respiratory-tract infections, across language and cultural boundaries.

VA: 80,000 vets used telehealth in 2012

Roughly 80,000 veterans took advantage of telehealth tools in more than 200,000 remote consultations in 2012, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced this week.

Senators press for transparency with Medicare database

A "commanding tool" for controlling healthcare costs and improving quality--the Medicare claims database--should be open and freely accessible to the public, two senators recently wrote in an opinion piece published by  Politico.

5 reasons telehealth will be a big part of the ACA rollout

Telehealth will be a vital cog in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, according to a panel of experts speaking at an Alliance for Health Reform event recently held in Washington, D.C.

Legislation pushes for data hub delay

Legislation introduced by Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.) calls for a one-year delay in the launch of the controversial data hub that will connect state health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act with federal agencies.

Docs rarely 'game' CDS systems to reduce alerts

A vast majority of physicians entered accurate data into an imaging clinical decision support system, according to a new study that found little evidence of attempts to "game" such systems to avoid intrusive computer alerts.

Cloud storage debacle marks hospital's third privacy incident in a year

Information for more than 3,000 patients at Oregon Health & Science University was put at risk when medical residents stored the data on a password protected cloud computing system, the institution announced this week. The potential data breach is the third such reported incident to occur at the university in less than a year, and the fifth since 2008.

Message matters: The persuasive impact of health blogs

Health-focused blogs and journals can have a positive impact on patients, but they're much more effective when written in non-narrative form by authors to whom readers can relate.