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  1. Livanta LLC Names Sharon Hibay As Senior Director, Quality Metrics & Innovation

    Livanta LLC today announced that national measurement leader, Sharon Hibay, RN, DNP, was recently named Senior Director, Quality Metrics & Innovation. In her role Dr. Hibay will be responsible for discovering, developing, and implementing innovative techniques, measures, and solutions to ensure the highest quality for both internal and external purposes of the organization. She will directly support Livanta’s strategic vision to offer its federal healthcare and other clients the most cost-effective, dynamic, and leading-edge answers to their medical review, information, and measurement needs.

  2. Report Identifies Health Gaps By County

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation analysis assesses states at county level. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  3. Epic Under Fire For Alleged EHR Information Blocking

    The Connecticut Attorney General is investigating EPIC in wake of new blocking legislation. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  4. FBI: Anthem Hack Was In The Name Of Education

    Chinese hackers were looking for information about the U.S. healthcare system via the breach. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  5. 90% Of Healthcare Institutions Employ Non HIPAA-Compliant Messaging Apps

    Consumer-facing apps and services in use are not secure enough to meet regulations. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  6. Verizon PHI Data Breach Report Highlights Challenges Of Security

    Initial findings indicate 90 percent of industries have experienced a PHI data breach. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  7. Digital Tools Only Work If Patients Have Access

    According to a Nielsen report, patients have a desire to use digital health tools but often don’t have access to the tools they need to communicate with their providers. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  8. Patients Willing To Link Facebook To Healthcare

    A survey of more than 5,000 patients showed many had an interest in linking their social media and EHR in order to fuel research. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  9. Telehealth Worth $2.8B By 2022

    The current telehealth market is worth roughly $572 million, but a Grand View Research report predicts that number could reach $2.8 billion by 2022. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  10. Few ICD-10 Claims Denied Due To Coding Errors

    According to CMS, while about 10 percent of claims submitted since the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 have been rejected, few have been denied due to coding errors. By Katie Wike, contributing writer