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CMS Administrator Seema Verma to speak at HIMSS18

CMS Administrator Seema Verma speaking at an event on Nov. 12, 2017. Credit: Twitter HIMSS announced that Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will speak at the HIMSS18 conference.  Verma joins other ...

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Physicians build bundled payments system for breast cancer

Hackensack Meridian Health physicians Stuart Goldberg (left) and Andrew Pecora are hosting a HIMSS18 session, “Precise Disease Classification Optimizes Bundled Payments” on March 7. Physicians Andrew Pecora and Stuart Goldberg of...

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Intelligent Health Pavilion at HIMSS18: Amazon Alexa, Google X Glass, smart sensors, wayfinding apps

The Intelligent Hospital Pavilion will be at Booth 11657, Level 1, Hall G at HIMSS18. Don’t mistake the phrase smart or intelligent hospital for a distant point on the horizon. “The point of care is shifting out of the hospital into t...

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Analyzing behavioral economics and psychology are key to engaging patients to make meaningful changes

Healthcare can not rely only on technology and educational tools, but to really work to gain insights into the motivations behind what makes patients tick. So many well-meaning patient engagement efforts are based on a fallacy. The logical assump...

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The 'Intelligent' 278: Creating a Standard for Shared Decision Support

Value-based care requires eliminating unnecessary healthcare costs while ensuring patients receive the right care at the right time. Yet in today’s transitional environment, providers and payers struggle with health IT infrastructures that are ...

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IoT devices vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown exploitation, patch now

Healthcare organizations should use risk management processes to ensure the security of health information and protect against the vulnerabilities stemming from the Spectre and Meltdown threats. Those chip vulnerabilities could wreak havoc for health...

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How analyzing data from online reviews, clinical surveys can improve patient experience

A couple of years ago, KureSmart Pain Management began researching healthcare technology platforms to help it manage the patient experience and its online reputation. “We didn’t have a way to measure how we were performing when it came to...

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Interoperability drives VA to propose patient record-sharing without hardcopy consent

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, proposed a revision to federal regulation on the confidentiality of medical records to fuel better data sharing with private sector providers. The rule proposes changing VA privacy regulations by letting ...

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Looking to 2018: How the newest innovations are reliant on a tried-and-true standard

2017 was a year of innovation in healthcare, and that innovation has meant one thing: more data. In fact, some have suggested that more data has been created in the past year than in all previous years combined. So while last year was focused on capt...

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CareFirst makes final push for Supreme Court to hear breach case

Maryland-based CareFirst has filed a final appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its data breach case, arguing that without a high court review, companies in every sector will be hit with a “flood” of data breach lawsuits in the future...

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Infosec pros must accelerate adoption of security policies for mobile, cloud

It seems a week cannot go by without another cyberattack on a healthcare organization. Just today two incidents have come to light. A limited number of Allscripts services were down Jan. 18 after a ransomware assault. And a hacker breached employee e...

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FHIR transformative, Blockchain overhyped, CIOs say

HL7's FHIR specification was seen as the one with the most potential to have an impact in the next two years. Innovation is something everyone in healthcare is after. But not everyone is approaching it the same way – and not everyone is...

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