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AHRQ offers patient safety grants
Healthcare IT News : September 3, 2015, 7:51 am
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is offering a series of grants of up to $1.5 million for research projects that examine patient safety in ambulatory care and long-term facilities.
The purpose of the initiative is to develop strategies for improving care delivery in these settings and developing tools to implement those tactics, the agency said in its announcement.
Quality and Safety
Voalté raises $17M to fuel growth
Healthcare IT News : September 3, 2015, 7:46 am
Voalté, a provider of healthcare communication technology, has a $17 million cash infusion from Ascension Ventures, Cerner Capital, an affiliate of EHR giant Cerner, and Bedford Funding.
The Series D round of funding closed on July 27, 2015, bringing the total capital Voalté has raised to nearly $60 million in three years.
Epic, athenahealth grow with zero losses
Healthcare IT News : September 3, 2015, 6:56 am
Epic, Cerner and athenahealth were the only EHR vendors to post a gain in market in 2014. Morevover, competitors Epic and athenahealth alone held fast to their market share in 2014.
Electronic Health Records
Microsoft appears to be building malware detonation service
Healthcare IT News : September 3, 2015, 6:14 am
Reports are swirling that Microsoft is building a security platform-as-a-service.
Dubbed "Sonar," the plan was essentially leaked via a job listing on the Microsoft Careers Website.
"The Sonar team builds and operates a malware detonation platform-as-a-service," the posting explained.
Privacy & Security
Barry Caplin: "CISOs are from Mars, CIOs are from Venus"
Healthcare IT News : September 3, 2015, 5:35 am
Barry Caplin on CIOs and CISOs
Barry Caplin sits down with Healthcare IT News Editor Mike Miliard to discuss the often contentious yet critical relationship between CISOs and CIOs in healthcare organizations, the topic of his presentation at the 2015 Privacy & Security Forum in Chicago.