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5 Types of Cost-Saving Hospital Mobile Apps: How can apps save costs for hospitals? Here are 5 proven examples.

By | June 5th, 2015|Healthcare IT News|

For the third year in a row, cost reduction has been named as the #1 concern for hospital CEOs. Among various cost reduction strategies employed by hospitals, many are turning to branded mobile apps. The timing is great! In 2014, health app usage increased 89 percent. Less than 2 percent of U.S. adults own a wearable; but [...]

Are you a victim of data blocking? The Obama administration wants to know

By | June 4th, 2015|Healthcare IT News|

WASHINGTON—Federal health officials are stepping up efforts to stop practices they're call “data-blocking” with a new push to collect stories from patients, doctors and others whose health data requests were stymied. The CMS has created a new e-mail address—noinformationblocking@cms.hhs.gov—for these reports and announced it during the Health Datapalooza conference in Washington Tuesday.

Vital Signs Blog: Burwell asks IT entrepreneurs to help the government liberate health data

By | June 4th, 2015|Healthcare IT News|

HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell delivered the closing speech of the three-day Datapalooza conference in Washington, calling on entrepreneurs to partner with the federal government to help transform the American healthcare system. “As we build this future, you all are the bridge. We need your programs, your apps, your big ideas,” Burwell said. “We need your [...]

Here’s how healthcare can guard against data breaches in the “year of the hack”

By | June 2nd, 2015|Healthcare IT News|

Protected Health Information, or PHI, is increasingly attractive to cybercriminals. According to PhishLabs, health records can fetch as much as 10 times the value of credit card data on the black market. Stolen healthcare records can be used for fraudulent billing which, unlike financial fraud, can go undetected for long periods of time. The rising price [...]

What will EHRs look like in 2020?

By | June 1st, 2015|Healthcare IT News|

“Health information technology is a key part of enhancing health and health care, and empowering patients to be first-order participants in their care," said Douglas B. Fridsma, MD, president and CEO of AMIA, in a statement. "As part of this report, we listened to our members who work closely with EHRs to understand the current [...]

Middle Market Healthcare Executives Optimistic for 2015

By | April 21st, 2015|Healthcare IT News|

Middle market healthcare executives are optimistic for 2015 with 71% indicating that they expect their revenues to increase this year and two-thirds (66%) anticipating an increase in volume growth. These are some of the findings found in an exclusive study, “2015 Middle Market Healthcare Outlook” (cit.com/healthcareoutlook), released today by CIT Group Inc. (CIT) cit.com, a [...]