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CHIME sees 'troubling' signals for MU
Healthcare IT News : October 31, 2014, 11:13 am
As we head into Congress' lame-duck session after Tuesday's midterm election, the national policy agenda for healthcare CIOs will revolve around meaningful use, cybersecurity, ICD-10 and patient safety.
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NYC shows skills gap for healthcare, IT
Healthcare IT News : October 31, 2014, 10:38 am
New York City offers plenty of healthcare and technology jobs, but there's a gap between the work and the skills available, according to a new report from financial services firm JPMorgan Chase.
On Thursday, the company released the first in a series of reports slated to address the mismatch between potential employers and job seekers.
The report is part of JPMorgan Chase’s five-year, $250 million New Skills at Work initiative, which aims to identify middle-skill healthcare and technology occupations that are in high demand.
Q&A: Dartmouth's mHealth security ace
Healthcare IT News : October 31, 2014, 10:37 am
Mobile health wearables and sensors present myriad opportunities for improving patient care and increasing patient engagement. They also offer the chance to better manage chronically ill patients remotely. The only problem? It's not that these wearables are scarce. They're not. It's that many just aren't secure.
Wanted: communications help for EHRs
Healthcare IT News : October 31, 2014, 8:34 am
CIOs: EHR usability to get worse
Healthcare IT News : October 31, 2014, 8:06 am
Worries over the usability of EHRs have escalated recently – in tandem, it seems, with broad adoption. And now, comes research from analyst firm Frost & Sullivan that confirms it and highlights the dangers.
The findings indicate it's likely to get worse before it gets better.
Top problem: Information retrieval. It's nearly impossible for physicians to get the right information at the right time from their EHRs. They need it at the point of care. When it's not there, it's not merely frustrating. It puts patients at risk.