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Big data mashups hold research potential, practical challenges for healthcare industry

Other industries have been far more successful than healthcare in mashing together big datasets to learn more about their customers. The prospect raises myriad possibilities, according to a Viewpoint article in  JAMA.

E-prescribing continues to grow

More than 1 billion prescriptions were routed electronically in 2013, up from 788 million the previous year, according to Surescripts' annual  National Progress Report and Safe-Rx Rankings, published this week.

How emerging technologies will build on IT successes to improve care

The widespread adoption of health IT offers the potential to move beyond the basics and harness emerging technologies to improve individual care and population health, according to a new issue brief from The Center for Health Affairs.

Texas Health Resources CIO Ed Marx: How to develop health IT leaders

Edward Marx, CIO of Texas Health Resources, has been a strong proponent of health IT leaders "stepping up their game" to take more active leadership roles in their organizations. He outlines some of his tactics for developing IT leaders in an interview with  Computerworld.

As stakes grow higher, health IT pros struggle to comply with regulations

Healthcare leaders are so caught up in an overwhelming number of federal regulatory mandates that IT leaders "can't do anything else," Randy McCleese, CIO of St. Claire Regional Medical Center and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) board chairman, told InformationWeek.

ATA: Telemedicine meant to supplement, not 'totally replace' in-person care

While telemedicine can serve as a viable and convenient alternative to face-to-face primary and urgent care, particularly for rural patients, it's not meant to totally replace such care, according to draft guidelines published this month by the American Telemedicine Association.

Community health centers making HIT progress

Community health centers have adopted health IT at rates higher than office-based physicians, including large practices and large integrated healthcare systems, according to a survey by the Commonwealth Fund.

How HIEs can improve disaster planning

Since the dramatic shift to electronic health records in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has explored the role health information exchange (HIE) could play in disaster preparedness and response, according to a Health IT Buzz blog post.

Medical data security increasing concern for ACOs

By Mark Terry As more providers adopt accountable care models--and take on the responsibility of facilitating medical data exchange--healthcare leaders are under increasing pressure to protect...

Regional Extension Centers aid states in health information exchange, quality improvement

As funding dries up for Regional Extension Centers, some are moving into a new market: Health information exchange and Meaningful Use support.