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Better family history data could improve patient treatment plans

Though family history plays an important role in the recommended treatment for individual patients, too often physician bias and lack of time and accuracy stymie the collection of that information, according to an article in the  Journal of the American Medical Association. 

HIMSS15: IT infrastructure critical to payment, delivery reform, ONC's Karen DeSalvo says

While the interoperability of electronic health records is a high priority for the federal government, it really only is a means to an end, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo said in a keynote address at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago Thursday morning.

Kaiser Permanente to grow IT workforce in Georgia by 900

Kaiser Permanente is setting its sights on Georgia for health IT, announcing it will create about 900 tech jobs in Atlanta over the next four years.

ONC touts 'significant' boost in health data exchange by hospitals

From 2008 to 2014 the healthcare industry saw major growth in the adoption of electronic medical records and the ability to exchange information.

HIMSS15: ONC grant to boost community health data sharing efforts

Community health exchange is set to receive a financial boost thanks to a Health and Human Services Department initiative announced Tuesday afternoon at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago.

David Blumenthal: Health industry must focus on 'good data hygiene' as breaches grow

The number of data breaches in the healthcare industry is continuing to increase, with almost 1,000 breaches reported by health entities covered by HIPAA between 2010 and 2013, according to a research letter published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

Technology calls for strategic master design plan for clinical setting

Technology can pose a challenge healthcare when accommodating new tools in the clinical space, where providers must prioritize patient safety and workflow, according to an article at  Hospitals & Health Networks.

HIMSS15: Humana's Bruce Broussard says industry must 'change perspective' to improve care

Technology will continue to play an integral role in the evolution of healthcare as consumers increasingly demand more accountability from payers and providers, CEO Bruce Broussard stressed in a keynote address Tuesday morning at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago.

Informatics nurses have huge impact on patient safety, workflow

The role of informatics nurses has expanded greatly, providing a significant impact on patient safety and overall care, as well as workflow and productivity improvements, according to the 2015 HIMSS Impact of the Informatics Nurse Survey.

ONC releases updated health IT privacy and security guide

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT this morning issued a new version of its privacy and security guide to help healthcare providers better understand how their practices integrate the requirements.