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VA picks Systems Made Simple to head new scheduling system

Systems Made Simple has been picked by the Department of Veterans Affairs to create its new scheduling system.

Texas Health Resources to put 'risk-based lens' on initiatives, CIO Joey Sudomir says

At Texas Health Resources, newly appointed CIO Joey Sudomir says one of the greatest opportunities to come in his job will be the ability to determine how the health IT department of the future will look.

Sports teams experiment with HIT to keep athletes healthy

Whether athletes are on the court, field or pitch, many now are sporting fitness devices to help track their every move--creating a treasure trove of data sets that can be used to help predict and prevent injuries.

How providers can make the most of ICD-10's specificity

Any codes that will be expanded in ICD-10 hold promise to enhance research and process improvements, and health information management specialists can help make the most all the new code set has to offer, according to American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)-approved ICD-10 trainer Cathie Wilde.

Ruling gives FTC more power over policing cybersecurity

A recent appeals court ruling puts more power in the hands of the Federal Trade Commission when it comes to policing corporate cybersecurity.

How HIMSS is working to improve patient matching

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has long been involved in efforts to improve patient matching, according to Lisa Gallagher, the organization's vice president of technology solutions.

3 ways patients can safeguard PHI

As breaches at hospitals grow, and patients increasingly are seeing their personal health information compromised, there are ways not just hospitals, but consumers themselves can keep their information secure.

PCAST: How the government can advance R&D in health technology

In an assessment of the state of research and development in IT in the United States, a new report gives recommendations for refreshed R&D investment and coordination-- including in the healthcare technology realm.

OIG to VA: Online collaboration tool an insecure time-waster

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General has chastised the VA for the improper use of the use of the Yammer social network, according to a recent report.

AHRQ director: We continue 'to make substantial investments in research' on health IT

While the future of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality remains unclear after draft congressional spending bills for 2016 proposed eliminating funding for the agency, director Richard Kronick, Ph.D, touted the work the organization does in healthcare and health IT in an interview.