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Susan Snedaker, MBA, director of infrastructure and operations and information security officer at Tucson Medical Center in Arizona, will be given the HIMSS Book of the Year award at the organization’s yearly show running this week in Las Vegas.

eClinicalWorks will announce the launch of a cloud-based platform for Acute Care EHR and Revenue Cycle Management during HIMSS18.

Apple has announced a new update for the Health app with the iOS 11.3 beta, which allows users to access medical records from various healthcare organizations through their iPhone.

A computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system with a clinical decision support (CDS) system could reduce duplicate medications and adverse drug reactions, according to a study published in JMIR Medical Informatics.

Identifying a patient normally means going by their Social Security number—but what if that patient is a newborn who doesn’t have one yet? The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) laid out its suggested solution at a presentation at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) conference in Los Angeles.


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Cal INDEX, Inland Empire merge to form largest HIE in California

The California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX) and Inland Empire Health Information Exchange (IEHIE) announced plans to merge, forming the largest nonprofit health information exchange (HIE) in California.

IBM, FDA join forces to bring blockchains to healthcare

IBM Watson Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have joined together in a research initiative to determine if blockchain technology can be used as a secure patient data sharing platform.

Global initiative encourages sharing disease info to combat outbreaks

Researchers can agree that the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID) shows just how possible it is for improved international sharing of data that could protect people in the event of a deadly infectious disease outbreak.

HIMSS CEO announces retirement at end of 2017

H. Stephen Lieber, president and CEO of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), will be retiring at the end of 2017. 

Promoting health IT means better behavioral healthcare

Health IT encompasses electronic health records, electronic health tools, mobile applications and many more innovative technologies that help push healthcare forward. With the number of useful health IT devices growing, health plans should encourage the use of these technologies to improve behavioral healthcare.

eHealth Technologies, Rochester Regional team up to streamline imaging data interoperability

eHealth Technologies, providers of image-enabled Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions, have partnered with the Rochester Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) to offer image data interoperability to 13 counties in New York.

BlackMesh delivers HIPAA-compliant cloud platform

Ashburn, Virginia-based BlackMesh has launched a HIPAA-compliant cloud platform designed to meet the everyday technical and regulatory needs of clinics and hospitals.

AMA, IHTSDO partner to advance interoperability, standardize medical terminology

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) have partnered to develop an international system of coding and medical terminology products.

AHA: More details needed for ONC interoperability standards

On Oct. 24, the American Hospital Association (AHA) responded to Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in a letter that asks for more details about how the organization will assess readiness and implementation specifications.

Orbita introduces HIPAA-compliant home health monitoring system

Orbita has introduce a cloud-based network to improve the connectivity of home healthcare devices, allowing patients to create, manage and deliver digital home healthcare information to hospitals and physicians.