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Health IT jobs garner big bucks
Healthcare IT News : September 19, 2014, 11:00 am
A new survey from online jobs search firm HealthITJobs.com reveals that work in health IT results in above-average salaries for many positions in the field, depending on experience, location and gender.
Many of the jobs also come with bonuses.
[Infographic: 2014 HealthITJobs.com salary survey.]
Some of the key survey findings are:
How to use an EHR? Depends whom you ask
Healthcare IT News : September 19, 2014, 10:50 am
The data in electronic health records may be structured, but the usage patterns of the doctors who interact with them is anything but, according to research from Weill Cornell Medical College.
[See also: When EHR design is a 'what not to do']
After getting acclimated to EHRs, physicians tend to fall into their own personalized usage patterns, according to the research – leading to a huge variability to how the systems are put to work.
FTC green lights Cerner-Siemens deal
Healthcare IT News : September 19, 2014, 10:41 am
EHR giant Cerner is now one step closer to completing its pending acquisition of Siemens Health Services, after the Federal Trade Commission gave the go ahead to an early termination of the deal's waiting period under antitrust laws.
Apple-Epic collaboration hits snag
Healthcare IT News : September 18, 2014, 11:14 am
The newest iPhone operating system was released yesterday, but the hotly anticipated HealthKit technology wasn't part of it. Nonetheless, even tight-lipped Epic has begun to offer details about what the platform will look like when the kinks are finally ironed out.
A coding snafu discovered in Apple's new wellness platform has developers in Cupertino, Calif., rushing to fix it – but it could be some time before that much-discussed piece of iOS 8 is ready for prime time.
Developers want mHealth security talks
Healthcare IT News : September 18, 2014, 10:22 am
App developers, who say they are being left out of important mHealth privacy and security conversations, are calling on the federal government to give them a little more transparency around the issues.
In a letter to Congressman Tom Marino, R-Pa., several developers and the 5,000-member ACT/The App Association have asked to be brought up to date on mHealth regulations. They've also requested changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, to make it more in tune with current technology.