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Partners' Cara Babachicos: The people part of IT is really complicated

While health IT education is a passion for Cara Babachicos, the corporate director of information systems and CIO of community hospitals and non-acute entities at Boston-based Partners HealthCare also has a bevy of day-to-day responsibilities to ensure that the 10 sites she oversees run smoothly. From a personnel standpoint, alone, the task is not an easy one.

Epic pushes back against interoperability critics

Electronic health record vendor Epic is going on the offensive after claims that it impedes data-sharing, according to an article in  Politico.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program focuses on how data can improve health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is setting its sights on improving healthcare through data and information.

CMS: 44,000 providers applied for Meaningful Use hardship exemptions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services received approximately 44,000 hardship exemption requests from providers who indicated that they would have problems attesting to Meaningful Use in 2015, the agency revealed this week.

Alameda Health System in financial straits

​ One of the Bay Area's largest public health providers asked for a bailout due to deep financial problems, leading to speculation that its hos pitals are ineptly managed, the  Contra Costa Times  repor ted.

ONC's DeSalvo continues to stress moving beyond Meaningful Use

National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo made no bones about the direction she and ONC would like to see federal health IT efforts take in a keynote address at the HIMSS Annual Policy Summit in the District of Columbia on Thursday.

5 reasons tech adoption is sluggish in healthcare

Robert Pearl, M.D. examines in Forbes the five factors that impact technology adoption in healthcare.

Study: EHR use leads to loss of time

As hospitals increasingly use electronic health records, they may also be increasingly losing time during the day to the technology, according to a new study.

CMS publishes final rule for Meaningful Use flexibility

Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use incentive program will be extended through 2016 for certain providers and Stage 3 will begin in 2017 for providers who first became meaningful users of electronic health records in 2011 or 2012 based on a final rule announced today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

DoD begins accepting bids for records modernization contract

The Department of Defense began accepting bids Monday for the coveted contract to replace and modernize its EHR system.