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April 26, 2016  2:39 PM

Machine learning tools best human accuracy in diagnosing cancer

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
cancer, HIE, Machine learning

Machines are just as capable as humans, if not more so, on almost every level when it comes to diagnosing patients. Open source machine learning tools and algorithms are able to identify cancer cases with an accuracy rate...

March 29, 2016  3:20 PM

Group submits proposal for changing weight of meaningful use objectives

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AHA, CMS, Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives, ONC

Though the criteria and focus of the meaningful use program have changed on multiple occasions...


March 22, 2016  2:15 PM

NIH, ONC pilot to build on Precision Medicine Initiative

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
FHIR, Genomes, HL7, ONC, precision medicine

Individuals that support the mission of President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative can now take action by accessing their health data and sending it to


March 16, 2016  1:01 PM

Healthcare groups call for 90-day meaningful use reporting period

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CHIME, CMS, Meaningful use

In a familiar refrain, a coalition of 34 healthcare organizations -- including the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) -- has called on CMS to "act...


March 15, 2016  3:56 PM

ONC contracts Accenture subsidiary to make patient-generated health data framework

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ONC, Wearable devices, wellness

Healthcare providers overwhelmed by the amount of data recorded by the wearable and mobile health devices of their patient populations can take some comfort in knowing that it won't be...


March 8, 2016  3:20 PM

Hospitals ready for more connected health, according to HIMSS survey

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Connected Health, HIMSS, mHealth, remote patient monitoring, telehealth

Nearly half of U.S. hospitals are considering expanding the collection of connected health technologies used in their facilities. That notion, and the concept that providers implement healthcare technology to extend patient care outside of their exam rooms, were two of the findings of the 2016...


March 4, 2016  12:38 PM

The benign chaos of HIMSS 2016

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Cerner, Epic, HIMSS, Interoperability

At times, it was hard to distinguish between the blinking slot machines on the dazzling casino floor of the Sands Expo and Convention Center and the tech-stocked booths of the country's biggest health IT event. This year's edition of the annual conference and exhibition of the Healthcare...


March 2, 2016  8:44 PM

I survived HIMSS 2016

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
HIMSS

Ten interviews, a podcast, a session with ONC and CMS, and two days later, I can officially say I survived HIMSS 2016. There was a momentary scare there as I wandered...


March 1, 2016  2:57 PM

Rate of denied claims mostly unchanged since ICD-10 implementation date

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CMS, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion, ICD-10 implementation

The increased specificity and volume of ICD-10 codes in comparison to its predecessor ICD-9 hasn't complicated medical coding, judging by the amount of claims denied since Oct. 1, 2015. That date signifies the deadline by...


February 25, 2016  11:16 AM

HIMSS first-timer: Preparing for the conference

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
cloud, Data Analytics, HIMSS, iot, Mobile

I have never been to HIMSS—the largest conference in the health IT industry—before, but from what I've heard it's a chaotic, health IT wonderland. At least, that's what my colleague Shaun Sutner, news and features writer for...


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