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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

December 30, 2016  4:38 PM

ONC launches health IT privacy policy challenge

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Health IT, ONC, privacy

ONC has launched a challenge for developers, designers and health data privacy experts to create an online model privacy notice generator for health IT products that will encourage transparency and help consumers make informed choices. The Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge awards prizes to the...


December 15, 2016  11:41 AM

Patients want info in one place

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Interoperability, Surescripts

Health data and patients' electronic access to their own health information are real, personal issues, not just the stuff of health IT government and vendor debate. Some...


December 2, 2016  9:20 AM

RSNA 2016: to cloud or not to cloud

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
athenahealth, cloud, Pacs, RSNA, Storage and PACS, VNA

CHICAGO - Scott Seidelmann, founder and CEO of Candescent Health, a cloud medical imaging service vendor and sort of spin-off of cloud EHR vendor athenahealth, Inc., got off a plane and headed straight to the show floor of RSNA 2016. It was Tuesday, the second day of the


November 17, 2016  11:33 AM

ONC to Congress: Get moving on interoperability

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Interoperability, ONC

Although EHR use is up, more work needs to be done on interoperability. The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC)  has submitted a


November 11, 2016  1:01 PM

ONC health IT report: EHR use up, but work remains

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Health IT, HIPAA, information blocking, Interoperability, ONC

The 2016 annual report from Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology found that the use of EHR technology has dramatically increased in the past eight years. The report stated that 96% of hospitals and 78% of physician offices used certified EHRs in 2015. This is a...


November 7, 2016  1:30 PM

The CHIME bell sounds

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
athenahealth, Cerner, CHIME, Epic, HIMSS

PHOENIX -- Yes, the CHIME 2016 Fall Forum, the College of Health Information Management Executives' biggest annual conference, came with a soundtrack. And we're...


October 24, 2016  10:58 AM

Digital health a ‘first responder’ for behavioral health conditions

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
behavioral health, Connected Health

One in five adults in the United States suffer from mental illness, and many of them will consult their smartphones before they do a health professional. However, with digital health often acting as first responder, and many apps claiming they can help people who suffer from behavioral health...


October 17, 2016  5:25 PM

ONC official: Hospitals may already be familiar with new MACRA provisions

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
ONC, patient data privacy

BALTIMORE --Two main points stood out most when a leading ONC official took the stage at today’s AHIMA conference: MACRA and data segmentation for patient privacy. The release of the...

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October 6, 2016  2:02 PM

HHS awards funding for cybersecurity threat information sharing

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
cybersecurity, hhs, Information sharing, ONC

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded funding to a Florida-based healthcare data sharing center to build a more effective system of information sharing about cyberthreats. The Office of the National Coordinator for...

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