Health IT Pulse:

November, 2013

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November 26, 2013  1:00 PM

Survey shows vendor solutions can ease health data exchange

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, HIE, Interoperability, Interoperability and health information exchange

Today's health information exchanges are slowed by a lack of system interoperability, but that could be resolved if more vendors would develop integration solutions and adopt standardized pricing for their products, health information exchanges said in the eHealth Initiative's 2013

November 19, 2013  1:30 PM

VA turns to open source EHR in wake of student-found vulnerability

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR security, Open source, VA, Vista EHR

A term project by a Georgia Tech graduate student lead to the discovery of a security vulnerability in  the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) EHR system. As a result, the VA collaborated...


November 14, 2013  11:17 AM

White House tackles healthcare with newest round of big data projects

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Big Data, cancer registry, clinical trials, healthcare informatics, patient engagement, Uncategorized

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced a group of big data research and development projects, many focusing on healthcare. It not only demonstrates that the nation's top scientists are developing new research techniques by harnessing the


November 12, 2013  12:31 PM

EHR Association cautions against increased medical device regulation

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR Association, FDA, FDASIA, medical device regulation, medical devices

Electronic health record developers want health IT that isn't currently regulated as a medical device to remain that way, pending further review from the FDA, FCC and ONC. The HIMSS Electronic Health Record...

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November 5, 2013  12:01 PM

ICD-10 pilot offers lessons in advance of coding update

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
HIMSS, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 pilot, ICD-9, WEDI

Providers deep in preparation for the ICD-10 changeover may want to take note of a recent report which summarized the outcomes of a preliminary ICD-10 test and found coders have a way to go before they’ll be ready for the upgrade. The ICD-10 National Pilot Program was


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