HIMSS Pop Health Forum Chicago: Call-for-proposals opens today

Healthcare IT News and HIMSS are accepting topic and speaker proposals for Pop Health Forum 2016 scheduled for September 12-13 in Chicago. Click here to...

Teladoc to acquire mobile patient engagement company, HealthiestYou

Texas-based Teladoc has signed a definitive agreement to acquire mobile patient engagement company, HealthiestYou, which is based in Scottsdale. HealthiestYou is a telehealth consumer...

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HHS Awards $17 Million in a New National Initiative to Fight Health Care-Associated Infections

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the award of $17 million to fund projects to fight costly and dangerous health care-associated infections, or HAIs. “When...

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As frustrating as this sounds, the insurance companies really are running the healthcare industry. Yes, I said it, out loud for all to hear.Each...

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The latest developments in the speech recognition software have made it quite easy for the dictation provider to directly convert the spoken words into...

Online clinic shows cost savings

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University of Vermont Health Network plans to roll out $112.4 million Epic EHR

The University of Vermont Medical Center filed a certificate of need, or CON application,...

Kansas HIE to hand over authority to the state

TOPKEKA, KS – The Kansas Health Information Exchange will dissolve itself and hand over operations...

Patient portals helping increase revenue, decrease costs

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FDA oversight may extend throughout health IT

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Grants aim to boost Massachusetts HIE

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has launched a $1.5 million Mass HIway Vendor Interface Grant Program. The gants will fund...

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Humber NHS extends Lorenzo EHR

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OCR settles two HIPAA breach suits totaling $5.5 million with North...

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ITIL best practices the ultimate backstop for hospital cybersecurity, research CEO...

IT Process Institute CEO Scott Allridge has cybersecurity advice for healthcare executives: Consider ITIL, the framework formerly known as the Information Technology Infrastructure...

CMS announces $9 million in funding for Medicaid IT

By Joseph Conn The CMS has announced the awarding of a total of just over $9 million in matching funds to be used...