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Healthcare taps cloud in record numbers
Healthcare IT News : December 17, 2014, 11:13 am
Don't dismiss the healthcare industry as one of the last to innovate quite yet. When it comes to adopting cloud technology, it is ahead of the game, according to a new report.
In fact, according to the Dell-conducted survey, which took the pulse of technology adoption levels across multiple industries, the lion's share of mid-sized healthcare organizations – some 96 percent of them – are using or seriously considering using the cloud.
Millennials want personal health records on the go
Healthcare IT News : December 17, 2014, 10:57 am
Could younger patients be the key to achieving Stage 2 meaningful use patient access requirements? A new report finds strong desire for online medical records among the 18- to 34-year-old generation, with 43 percent of millennials saying they want to access their portals via smartphone.
HHS offers $665M to spark innovation
Healthcare IT News : December 17, 2014, 10:26 am
The government has divvied up more than $665 million to states for designing and testing ways to improve healthcare quality, accessibility and affordability. The awards will go to 28 states, three territories and the District of Columbia.
Health & Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the awards Dec. 16. They are the second batch of grants HHS offered to find new and innovative ways improve quality and lower costs. The first round came in early 2013.
Sustainability a challenge, state HIEs join forces
Healthcare IT News : December 17, 2014, 10:02 am
In a move aimed to unify and improve health information exchanges nationally, about 20 HIEs have formed a national trade organization. Named the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative, the organization intends to focus on promoting joint ventures and best practices.
"We believe that there are valuable services that a national consortium can provide to member HIEs," said SHIEC chair Dick Thompson in a statement.
Medical records exposed in massive Sony hack
Healthcare IT News : December 16, 2014, 11:07 am
Sony last week notified employees that their medical data and Social Security numbers were swiped in a cyberattack, a breach that has prompted privacy advocates to reaffirm the need to implement further data safeguards.