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EHNAC has released its initial practice management accreditation criteria for vendors interested in certifying that their products meet minimum privacy, security, and functionality standards.  The more »

Healthcare organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are teaming up to leverage big data analytics in pursuit of new healthcare technologies and treatments.  The Pittsburgh Health Data more »

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is asking the healthcare industry to participate in a poll to gauge the financial impacts of health information more »

Definitive Healthcare, a provider of healthcare data analytics and business intelligence information, has received a significant investment from growth equity firm Spectrum Equity, the company more »

A new workgroup from the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) will focus on developing and disseminating best practices for leveraging health IT to speed more »

The MetroChicago Health Information Exchange has accomplished in six months what many other HIEs are still trying to achieve: the secure exchange of data covering more »

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets may help nurses to diagnoses patients with chronic health problems such as obesity, smoking and depression (in both adults more »

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking public comment on its advanced primary care models intended to provide better care coordination, more personalized more »

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg has announced her resignation from the agency’s top post just days after kicking off President Obama’s “precision medicine” more »

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology is funding a $28 million, two-year grant program to support health IT interoperability tools more »

In his annual budget request, President Obama will ask Congress for $1.2 billion to fight hospital acquired infections produced by superbugs, the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that more »

Fourteen percent of American adults, or more than 16.4 million patients, have avoided seeing a physician for chronic disease management care in the past twelve more »

A press release from the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago announced the establishment of a new business unit. NORC Labs more »

National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo has appointed Dr. Michael James McCoy as the ONC’s first chief health information officer just a few months after CMS established more »

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University  has been chosen to lead the Bravewell Integrative Medicine Research Network (BraveNet), a collaboration of 14 US more »

The Institutes of Medicine (IOM) recommend an increase in patient-centered care techniques to help manage more than 100 million Americans experiencing chronic pain.  As the more »

Market for predictive analytics and services will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 21.3 percent between 2014 and 2020. The use of predictive more »

The award is in recognition of executives who made powerful additions to their facilities for Health IT and demonstrated influence through their compelling use of more »

Newly elected Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will tackle the pervasive public health issue of prescription drug abuse by improving the state’s prescription drug monitoring more »

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is welcoming Scott Whyte as the newest member of its Board of Directors, the organization announced today.  Whyte, more »

Educational text message reminders significantly improved the likelihood of a child receiving the second vaccination on time. A study published in The Official Journal of more »

The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is offering more than $81 million in grants to fund up to thirteen clinical data research networks (CDRNs).  more »

Healthcare analytics and health IT outsourcing will be a prime area of growth for vendors and developers as organizations seek to implement advanced data analytics more »

Humana, Inc. and United Hospital System will enact a new three-year Accountable Care agreement and partnership, effective January 1, 2015. The rising cost of health more »

A blood test that is particularly effective for predicting the development of coronary heart disease (CHD) in black women has passed the FDA’s approval process.  more »

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