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  1. Surescripts Patient Survey Reveals Increasing Demand For A More Connected Healthcare Consumer Experience
    12/14/2016

    Health data-sharing technology exists today, yet patients are increasingly frustrated with their healthcare experience, according to a recent survey by Surescripts, the nation’s leading health information network.

  2. Resilient, An IBM Company Helps Organizations Respond To And Manage Ransomware
    12/14/2016

    Resilient, an IBM Company today released the industry’s first Dynamic Playbook for ransomware, aimed at helping organizations globally respond effectively to this growing type of cyberattack.

  3. New North Carolina Telemedicine Program Aims To Solve The State’s Vast Mental Healthcare Shortage
    12/13/2016

    As of 2015, out of North Carolina’s 100 counties, 42 had a shortage of psychiatrists, including 27 which had no psychiatrists at all. Since then, the demand for behavioral health services has only continued to increase – as have the rates for mental illness, suicide, police shootings and wait times in emergency rooms across the state. A local family-owned medical practice is working to solve what has now become a behavioral health crisis for North Carolina.

  4. HHS Showcases Industry Progress In Bringing Interoperable Medication Lists To Consumers
    12/13/2016

    The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently, in partnership with leaders in the private sector, as well as patient and consumer advocates, coordinated a live demonstration of consumer-friendly applications (apps) that import data from some of the largest health information technology (IT) vendors in the country to allow individuals to access a consolidated list of their medications from a variety of sources in one place.

  5. 21st Century Cures Act Should Spur Interoperability
    12/13/2016

    The 21st Century Cures Act will help pave the way to greater interoperability and improve electronic health information exchange. The law reflects the growing need to develop a standards-based information exchange infrastructure. CHIME has been at the forefront of advocating for greater attention to standards development and for improving interoperability.

  6. FY2015 RAC Report To Congress: Recoveries Decline Due To Program Pause
    12/12/2016

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released the Medicare fee-for-service Recovery Audit Program’s annual report to Congress for the fiscal year 2015.

  7. New HIMSS Analytics Essentials Brief Highlights Biometric Security Initiatives Across Healthcare
    12/8/2016

    HIMSS Analytics has released its 2016 Essentials Brief: Security Study - Biometrics, which provides a high level view of how healthcare organizations are approaching the use of biometric solutions for security purposes across their organization.

  8. Libman Education Offers Complete eLearning Library As Subscription Service For Healthcare Organizations And Their Coders
    12/8/2016

    To help healthcare organizations more efficiently tackle varied and demanding training requirements for their medical coders, Libman Education is offering all-inclusive access to its complete catalog of online courses. Provided as an annual subscription, the “Libman Education eLearning Library” includes unlimited access to over 50 courses, assessments, and training curriculums geared to meet coding training needs at various levels.

  9. Mercy Hospital And Trauma Center’s Video Education Increases Staff Efficiency And Improves Patient Satisfaction
    12/8/2016

    Interactive video-based patient education is saving staff time while also increasing patient satisfaction for the endoscopy unit at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center. The improvements were immediate after leveraging the hospital’s SmarTigr solution fromTeleHealth Services, the nation’s leading provider of interactive patient engagement solutions.

  10. Vaco Expands Healthcare Business With Key Acquisitions
    12/7/2016

    National consulting and talent solutions firm, Vaco, recently announced the formation of Pivot Point Consulting, a Vaco Company. Vaco’s healthcare IT division, Vaco Healthcare, acquired Pivot Point Consulting based in Seattle and Greythorn based in Bellevue, WA to offer expertise in EHR implementation, training, optimization, legacy and go-live support, project management and strategic advisory services. The new HIT services firm brings together more than 50 employees and 250 consultants across the nation.