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Mayo Clinic, Startup Join Forces on Mobile Platform

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Better, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup, have partnered on a mobile app designed to customize a patient's information-gathering experience.

Integrating Images with EHR at Cleveland Clinic: Lessons Learned

Three years ago, Cleveland Clinic integrated radiology images into its Epic enterprise electronic health records system. During the past 18 months the organization has integrated many other types of images into the EHR as well. Though the task is still a work in progress, there are many lessons learned.

Are Stage 1 and 2 Really Achieving Meaningful EHR Use?

Lack of interoperability among data resources for electronic health records is a major hurdle to the unfettered exchange of information and development of a robust health data infrastructure.

SMART Platforms Tries to Spur App-Driven Health Economy

The SMART (Substitutable Medical Apps & Reusable Technology) Platforms project at Boston Children’s Hospital — which is developing technology to create an app-driven health information economy — has formed an advisory committee that will guide the project on strategy, technical approach and business development.

Consumers Circumvent Physicians When Using Mobile Health Apps

Despite an explosion in consumer use of mobile health and fitness applications, doctors continue to be hesitant to recommend mHealth apps to their patients.

AHIMA Coding Exams Suspended Due to ‘Integrity’ Concerns

The American Health Information Management Association’s Certified Coding Specialist exams have been suspended because of concerns over the integrity of the exams.

Internet Search Yields Mixed Health Results

Research from the University of Florida found stark differences in the quality of Web-based health information provided by search engines for different health issues.

NovoPath Launches Patient Portal Software

Anatomical pathology lab technology vendor NovoPath, Princeton, N.J., has introduced a customizable Web portal to help its customers provide direct patient access to lab reports.

ONC Needs to Improve Risk-Rating Features of New Security Tool

The risk-rating features of a new tool developed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to help healthcare providers in small to medium sized physician offices conduct security risk assessments (SRA) need improvement.

Work Continues On Predictive Acute Renal Failure EHR Algorithm

A multi-institution study has found evidence that two biomarkers are predictive of acute kidney injury (AKI), or renal failure, yet the test that detects them is still in the approval process in the U.S.

Mobile Medical Apps Get Short Shrift in Fed HIT Strategy

When federal agencies hold a three-day public meeting next month to get feedback from stakeholders on their health IT report, one technology area that will no doubt garner prominent discussion is mobile medical applications.

Guidance Available for New Medical Device Identifier

GS1 Healthcare US, a supply chain standards development organization, has issued guidance for using the standards when implementing the new Unique Device Identification requirements for medical devices.

HIMSS Analytics Identifies Top Hospital Apps

Driven by cost controls and clinical effectiveness, software for bed management, enterprise resource planning and financial modeling is in high demand among U.S. hospitals.

CMS Finally Breaks Its Silence on ICD-10 Delay

It's not much--just a simple statement posted on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website. However, it appears that CMS has broken its silence regarding the ICD-10 implementation delay.

Truven Health Acquisition Targets Better Performance Analytics

Truven Health Analytics’ acquisition of Simpler Consulting combines a major force in healthcare performance analytics with a firm boasting a standardized methodology to improve performance in healthcare organizations.


Unlike some other major industries, health care incorporates geospatial data only sparingly. But that could change quickly with population health a priority.

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