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Morning Headlines 10/24/14

Headlines 1 CommentHHS reshuffles amid Ebola crisisKaren DeSalvo, MD leaves her post leading the ONC to take over as HHS’s acting assistant secretary for health. Interim national coordinator Jacob Reider, MD also announces he will leave ONC in the coming ... [Published HIStalk - 1 hour ago]
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News 10/24/14

Top NewsHHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell transfers National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc to the position of acting assistant secretary for health — it oversees public health, including the Office of the Surgeon General — in response to the Ebola ... [Published HIStalk - 1 hour ago]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Morning Headlines 10/23/14

Headlines No CommentsU.S. government probes medical devices for possible cyber flawsReuters reports that the Department of Homeland Security is quietly investigating cybersecurity flaws found in medical devices that government officials suspect could ... [Published HIStalk - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

HIStalk Interviews Victoria Tiase, RN, Director of Informatics Strategy, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Victoria Tiase RN, MSN is director of informatics strategy of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital of New York, NY.Tell me about yourself and the hospital.I work as the director of informatics strategy at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The position reports directly ... [Published HIStalk - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Readers Write: The Elephant in the Room: Provider Validation

The Elephant in the Room: Provider ValidationBy Miranda RocholI’ve seen and heard a lot of discussion about EHRs and identity proofing – the process of verifying that a provider is who he or she claims to be. Identity proofing has been a hot topic in ... [Published HIStalk - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 10/20/14

One of my friends from residency contacted me last week for advice on converting from one EHR to another. She’s a medical oncologist. Her organization is bucking the single-vendor system trend by allowing its oncology practice to move onto a specialty-specific ... [Published HIStalk - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Readers Write: What Healthcare Revenue Cycle Leaders Can Learn from Apple Pay

What Healthcare Revenue Cycle Leaders Can Learn from Apple PayBy Joshua SilverIt often feels like the healthcare industry is just as much about patience as it is about patients. Waiting for final regulations to be approved; waiting to be seen in a doctor’s ... [Published HIStalk - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Readers Write: Digital Patient Engagement Tools to Achieve “Top Box” Medication-Related HCAHPS Scores

Digital Patient Engagement Tools to Achieve “Top Box” Medication-Related HCAHPS ScoresBy David Medvedeff, PharmD, MBAImproving HCAHPS performance is a never-ending struggle for hospitals, one that has taken on greater urgency as results are linked to ... [Published HIStalk - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

News 10/22/14

Top NewsCalifornia Republican Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, plans a hearing Friday to look into the Obama administration’s handling of the Ebola crisis. Newly appointed Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain ... [Published HIStalk - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Morning Headlines 10/21/14

Headlines No CommentsTech firms vie for $11 billion military healthcare contract as deadline loomsThe DoD has extended its EHR RFP deadline by one week, to October 31. The deadline was already extended by two weeks earlier this month. There are currently ... [Published HIStalk - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Morning Headlines 10/22/14

News No CommentsObama’s Ebola czar declines to testifyNewly appointed Ebola czar Ron Klain declines a request to testify before the House Oversight Committee over the government’s Ebola response thus far. The hearing, scheduled for Friday, will be just ... [Published HIStalk - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 2 reports

Morning Headlines 10/20/14

Headlines No CommentsA Letter To Our CommunityTexas Health Resources takes out a full page ad in the local paper in part to regain the trust of its community. A separate article mentions that patient volumes have plummeted at THR, with ED wait-times ... [Published HIStalk - Oct 20 2014]

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It is taking us away, and society will judge us poorly about 20 years from now. They’ll look back and say, "You were complicit. Why did you let Epic and all these electronic medical records rule your life? You actually signed up to learn the new ICD codes and plug them in. Exactly what did this do for patient care?" And the answer is that it did nothing for patient care. It did everything for billing...
...an increase in attacks within healthcare," said Ann Patterson, senior vice president and program director of the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance. "The healthcare sector’s security and privacy controls differ from more secure industries, such as financial services, and [healthcare organizations] may be easier targets."
The GAO publishes a report on the security of Healthcare.gov, concluding that despite increased security efforts "weaknesses remained in the security and privacy protections applied to HealthCare.gov and its supporting systems."
Does that graph help? " @CraigJoseph : Epic makes case that they should be recognized for interoperability. #EpicUGM pic.twitter.com/USYNDqhc9c "

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