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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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Proposed legislation requires proof of DOD-VA interoperability

New legislation would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide evidence of its EHR's interoperability with the Department of Defense EHR before healthcare funds are released to the agency, according to an ExecutiveGov report.

Strategy behind ONC office's new organization, output

During the Health IT Joint Committee meeting on March 10, Steven Posnack, MS, MHS, director of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s Office of Standards and Technology, offered more details about how the agency has reorganized.

49 companies sign Open Data pledge for patient safety

In an effort to improve patient safety, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced that 49 healthcare technology companies have signed its Open Data Pledge.

Connecting the dots on connected health at HIMSS16

Another HIMSS Conference & Exhibition has come and gone, and true to expectations, interoperability, connected health and consumerization were the most prevalent buzz words this year.

CMS aims to expand technology, information sharing among all Medicaid providers

In an effort to bridge the "information-sharing gap in Medicaid," the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS), announced an initiative that permits states to request the 90 percent enhanced matching funds from CMS to connect a broader variety of Medicaid providers to a health information exchange.

HIMSS16: Cable companies are a 'huge resource' for healthcare

The emphasis on interoperability has many companies outside the standard range of vendors playing a role. Several of the nation's top cable companies and the industry’s marketing organization, CTAM, have a strong presence at HIMSS16, showcasing the latest in telecommunications technology that addresses healthcare’s connectivity needs.

Burwell announces widespread support for HIT commitments

Delivering the opening keynote address at the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced an agreement on core commitments made by top companies and healthcare systems.

Surescripts activates National Record Locator service

Surescripts has activated its National Record Locator Service, which gives providers an effective way to obtain a more complete view of a patient’s health history.

Carequality Interoperability Framework expands with five new adopters

Carequality, an initiative of The Sequoia Project, announced five new adopters of the Carequality Interoperability Framework.

ONC debuts ONC Tech Lab to focus its standards & technology work

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) introduced the ONC Tech Lab which “represents the way in which we will organize and approach the type of work we do,” according to a blog post written by Steven Posnack, MS, MHS, director of ONC’s Office of Standards and Technology.