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Reading Health System shrinks IT division following EHR installation

Thirty-three employees in Reading Health System's IT division will be laid off, according to the Reading Eagle.

Why clinical queries make physicians smarter

The industry can use electronic health records to create a nationwide query system to educate physicians about unusual conditions and treatments, according to John Sotos, M.D., in a post for The Wall Street Journal. 

Consolidation, EHR infrastructure on tap for Defense Health Agency

While 2014 was about bringing the Defense Health Agency into existence, 2015 will be about consolidation of all the moving parts of the separate armed services' medical organizations, according to Military Health System CIO David Bowen.

David Brailer: Current method of HIT regulation 'faulty,' unsustainable

While health IT has the ability to enable high-value care, its potential has yet to be reached on a broad scale due to a number of different factors, most notably inefficient government policies, according to several industry stakeholders who spoke at an event Wednesday in the District of Columbia hosted by Brookings.

ICD-10 a high spending priority for providers in 2015

With the ICD-10 implementation deadline less than a year away, a majority of healthcare organizations will be reaching into their wallets to pay for the migration, according to a new report.

Researchers use HIE data to identify homeless patients

Using health information exchanges, researchers were able to identify patients likely to be homeless--and created a tool that could better improve patient record matching.

Provider consortium seeks FCC funding to boost broadband services

While telemedicine adoption is on the rise, many providers find their Internet speeds can't keep up with increasing use of technology necessary to support such services.

The future of population health management

In this special report,  FierceHealthcare  examines the evolution of population health management, the challenges involved, and what hospital and system leaders can do to make a real difference in their communities.

Google joins PwC's bid for Pentagon health record contract

Google is the latest bargaining chip in the battle for the Defense Department's contract to modernize its electronic health records system.

Employees could leave health systems vulnerable to hacks

Healthcare organizations are vulnerable to cyberattacks in many ways, with a big threat being the company's own employees, according to Ari Baranoff, assistant special agent in charge for the US Secret Service's Criminal Investigative Division.