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Can data aggregation cure healthcare?
Healthcare IT News : September 17, 2014, 9:45 am
There’s growing buzz around Apple’s HealthKit, billed as the latest and greatest in data aggregation. Rather than living in separate databases, information about blood pressure, sleep, fitness, nutrition and lab results will be funneled into HealthKit, providing a single health dashboard from which users, and hopefully clinicians, can make better decisions.
How to get C-suite to focus on security
Healthcare IT News : September 17, 2014, 8:22 am
Texas Health Resources CIO Ed Marx and chief information security officer Ron Mehring circled the boardroom table handing out envelopes.
Within the package that every member of the senior management team received were their passwords, and how long it took Marx and Mehring to figure out that sensitive piece of information -- “which in every case was less than a second,” Marx explained.
“We got their attention and ever since have gotten the resources we need for security,” Marx said.
AMA presses for better EHRs
Healthcare IT News : September 17, 2014, 7:55 am
The American Medical Association, which represents more than 200,000 members, says its time to fix poorly designed EHRs so doctors can use them more effectively and better serve their patients.
The demand follows an AMA study with RAND Corp. confirming that physician frustration with EHRs is taking a significant toll not only on them, but also on their patients.
A parallel universe: 25 years of the HIMSS Leadership Survey
Healthcare IT News : September 16, 2014, 11:22 am
Who knew 25 years ago where we’d be today?
Me, I was boarding a Greyhound bus in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with two suitcases and a one-way ticket to start a new life in the United States. I had completed a graduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas in 1988 and had moved back to Canada, where I was settling into a promising market research job. Then, my life took an interesting turn when I received a letter from the U.S. Consulate informing me that my application for permanent residency was selected.
Calls for Stage 2 changes grow louder
Healthcare IT News : September 16, 2014, 11:13 am
In a pointed letter sent to HHS Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell on Monday, a who's-who of industry stakeholders complained of "immediate concerns" about their members' ability to continue meaningful use participation.
[See also: MU Stage 2 offers 2014 flexibility]