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Paperwork overload may drive patients away from providers

Few patients or providers will admit they enjoy all the paperwork involved in healthcare, but according to a new survey, this overabundance of red tape may even cause patients to skip the hospital or doctor's office entirely.

Med schools embrace innovation to help students learn new tech

As the healthcare workforce grapples with using new technologies proliferating the market, medical schools are taking steps to make sure those entering the industry are prepared for new innovation.

Disaster plans are a moving target: 4 areas to update

As of this morning, the snow in Boston has stopped, the travel ban has been lifted and the kids have another full day off from school. With snow totals of up to two-and-a-half feet, Blizzard 2015...

Jacob Reider to med societies: Be part of the solution to HIT progress

It's time for the American Medical Association and more than 30 other organizations urging change in the electronic health record certification process to be part of the solution, former Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT Jacob Reider said in a blog post.

HITRUST forms working group to advance healthcare security

A working group is being formed by the Health Information Trust Alliance to further its mission to improve security in the healthcare industry.

Groups express disappointment, frustration with MU penalties

The words "concerned," "appalled" and "disappointed" sum up the reaction from many in the industry to yesterday's news from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that about 257,000 Medicare eligible professionals will be hit with penalties for failing to meet Meaningful Use requirements.

How one standalone hospital thrives in an era of consolidation

At a time when standalone hospitals feel pus hed to form alliances to survive, one California provider has thrived without sacrificing its independence, accord ing to   MedCity News.

Interoperability challenges plague most ACOs

Although accountable care organizations (ACOs) were designed in part to improve care by sharing data through various sources, lack of interoperability remains an ironic yet significant challenge, according to a su rvey  from Premier and the eHealth Initiative.

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.

As stakes grow higher, health IT pros struggle to comply with regulations

Healthcare leaders are so caught up in an overwhelming number of federal regulatory mandates that IT leaders "can't do anything else," Randy McCleese, CIO of St. Claire Regional Medical Center and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) board chairman, told InformationWeek.