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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.

How a computer model may predict reaction to disease outbreaks

When a disease outbreak occurs, often the panic that ensues is worse than the disease itself. To that end, a team of researchers has come up with a computer model to forecast overreactions.

Survey: Patients want providers to offer digital services

Patients increasingly are looking for healthcare providers that offer digital services, but many still fail to do so, according to a recent survey.

HITRUST forms working group to advance healthcare security

A working group is being formed by the Health Information Trust Alliance to further its mission to improve security in the healthcare industry.

Health IT VC funding more than doubles in 2014

Healthcare technology had a great year for venture capital funding in 2014, more than doubling its 2013 total, according to Mercom Capital Group.

HITRUST supports White House proposal on cyberthreat info sharing

As hospitals and healthcare systems struggle to thwart the increasing number of cyberattacks, the sharing of information is becoming a key tool in the fight, and the White House is taking steps to boost that.