Health IT Pulse:

January, 2017

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January 26, 2017  11:46 AM

Major healthcare organizations urge Trump to continue push for value-based care

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Affordable Care Act

President Donald Trump has already begun the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, by signing an

January 25, 2017  1:34 PM

Under pressure, ONC still making noise

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
FHIR, hhs, HIMSS, HL7, ONC

With its leadership and programs in flux because of uncertainty accompanying the new administration, ONC has produced a flurry of activity lately punctuated by a slate of sessions scheduled for HIMSS 2017 in Orlando coming up Feb. 19. But even as remaining


January 20, 2017  3:17 PM

Healthcare data breaches cost $6.2 billion a year

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
cybersecurity, Data breach

Healthcare data breaches cost the industry $6.2 billion a year, while the average cost of a single data breach across all industries is $4 million, according to Protenus. Additionally, nearly 90% of healthcare organizations have


January 19, 2017  11:09 AM

Telemedicine can minimize disruption in patients’ lives

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Telemedicine

Telemedicine has the potential to help  diverse patient groups – from nursing homes to rural communities - get better healthcare; One place where telemedicine  can minimize the disruption to a patient's life is in...


January 13, 2017  2:43 PM

IBM Watson Health partners with FDA to study blockchain technology

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Blockchain, IBM Watson

IBM Watson Health and the FDA are collaborating on a research initiative that aims to define a "secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data using blockchain technology," according to an IBM release. The two-year...


January 11, 2017  10:12 AM

ICD-10 glitches cause CMS to back off

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, ICD-10, PQRS

It turns out the transition to ICD-10 didn't go quite as smoothly as previously thought, particularly for the small practice physicians who were


January 5, 2017  9:09 AM

Patient-owned health data is a civil right and may help prevent breaches

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Cyber security, EHR, open health data

As many in health IT know, the theft of patient health data has developed into an epidemic with breaches involving millions of health records in 2016, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Among the biggest breaches were the Anthem and Premera Blue Cross hacks, and HHS...


January 4, 2017  2:36 PM

Intermountain’s part in DoD-Cerner EHR project

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Cerner, EHR, Epic

I caught up with Intermountain Healthcare CIO and vice president Marc Probst at the CHIME16 Fall CIO Forum and got a chance to ask him about Intermountain's role in what is one of the biggest EHR implementations ever. And no, it's not the installation of


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