October 2015

Cybersecurity, patient safety in the spotlight
CMS reports smooth ICD-10 transition to date
Senate passes CISA for coordinated cyberthreat sharing
Aramark grows its healthcare business
Cleveland Clinic issues Top 10 innovations for 2016
Ambulance communication system wins Cleveland Clinic challenge
S.C. hospital employee fired for inappropriate record access, fraudulent claims
Leapfrog: Patient safety improvements are hit-and-miss
Truman Medical Centers Announces Expanded Strategic Relationship With Cerner
EHR data fuels QI for neurology conditions
CEA develops voluntary privacy guidelines for consumer wellness devices
AMA, MedStar framework spotlights EHR usability
Cerner, Truman Medical Centers partner for HIT innovation
CISA headed for Senate vote despite criticism
Patient portal study finds disparities in vulnerable populations
HIMSS, AHIMA, IHE collaboration produces guide for interoperability standards development
Three upgrades needed for future EHRs
Revenue, operating income increase for athenahealth in 3rd quarter
UCSF, Cisco partner on interoperability platform
Healthcare workers urged to care about each other in the ‘hospital of tomorrow’
Athenahealth campaign demands better EHRs
Halamka on Stage 3: Time to move from regulation to merit
Survey shows information governance showing signs of maturity
Regenstrief, VA, IU collaboration to advance Precision Medicine effort
Senators introduce bipartisan bills to expedite FDA approval for medical devices
Three stories highlight HIT's impact this week
SmartShopper program offers incentives to choose less expensive care
Report: Virtual health can help manage looming PCP shortage
iSpecimen and the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) Announce Novel Program to Support Medical Research
Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts Launches HIT Adoption Initiative
Dartmouth-Hitchcock drops out of Pioneer model
AHRQ names head of Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement
Yale-New Haven achieves Stage 7
Pa. patient fights for her allergy records
Department of Defense Certifies the Robust Security of the Vocera Communication Platform
New Jersey Health Care Organization Enhances Patient Experience with Health Record Aggregation Services
HIT skills a top draw for hospital leaders
WEDI to advance genomic data exchange with new workgroup
KLAS interoperability report puts athenahealth, Epic on top
Johns Hopkins, Microsoft partner to improve HIT, ICU patient safety
Townsend elected ACS President-Elect
Study finds EHRs can be behavioral health integration barrier
ONC guidance coming to support final criteria rule
Cyberattacks to cost $305B over next five years
U.S. News & World Report names 159 Most Connected hospitals
5 ways hospitals can overcome the “weekend effect”
It's a rocky road to data analytics implementation
Consumers choose top hospitals
Pulse Systems, Inc., Strengthens Its Cloud Practice Management and EHR Position in the U.S.
Roadmap feedback and mixed bag on cybersecurity
EHR vendors fire back on information blocking
CHIME names 2015 Innovator
AAFP seeks urgency for interoperability
Texas provider takes the lead on plan to share cybersecurity threat info
NIH grant to help UCSF accelerate mobile health research
UA Eller Research Team Receives $1.4 Million Grant to Create Free Health Tool
Virginia Tech and Leidos partner on critical healthcare research
Calif. amends its data notification law
AHA report says interoperability roadmap isn't enough
VA awards $100M contract for standard terminology
Cerner sets up production version of FHIR standard in its EHR
New NIST guide focuses on user-centered design for EHRs
Class-action lawsuit filed against NY's largest insurance providers
Harvard Clinical Research Institute Cuts Event Adjudication Timeline by 30%
Critical access hospital closures on the rise
Bill focuses on HIT transparency to drive interoperability
National HIT Week packs in the headlines
New AMA workgroup to focus on telehealth CPT coding
New portal to clear up HIPAA regs for mobile developers
Dell to buy EMC in $67B deal
Cerner Clients Test SMART on FHIR Apps Within EHR
Two win HIMSS Enterprise Davies Awards
Millennials most likely to use tech for health, wellness
ONC panelists say drive up research participation by increasing value
Cerner to Highlight Advancements in Interoperability Showcase Secure Data Sharing at CHC
Final Interoperability Roadmap released; paves way for patient-centered care
CMS finally issues MU Stage 3 rule
Innovation Lab Introduces Boston Scientific, Dell, and Deloitte as Partners in Health Care Innovation at Open House
Rush-Copley Medical Center Selects Merge Healthcare to Further Enhance Patient Care
EHNAC Partners with the Healthcare Administrative Technology Association (HATA)
Workers paying dearly for doctor wait times, other ambulatory ‘opportunity costs’
Mercy's Virtual Care Center to focus on telemedicine, innovation
AHRQ offers facts and figures to support its ongoing work
ATA pushes interstate licensure, coverage
AMA seeks automatic hardship exemption for those who couldn't attest MU this year
Partnerships drive data analytics ahead
Orion Health Awarded Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization Program Subcontract
Philips appoints Jan Kimpen as Chief Medical Officer
ONC holds fifth Consumer HIT Summit; there's a 'revolution happening'
Data access barriers are everywhere, says patient, PhD candidate
Patil says consumers are ready for, expect data science
ONC shares progress through several engagement initiatives
The transition finally happens
Research finds significant overlap between company boards and academia
CVS Health Partners with MassChallenge and Rock Health
New partnerships strengthen CVS Health's Boston ties