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Windows 10 Launch for Business: 4 Things to Know

As Microsoft Corp. launches Windows 10 today, the operating system arrives in a remarkably different world than earlier launches like Windows 8, Windows XP and Windows 95. Indeed, the cloud computing, mobile, social and big data waves have dramatically altered the IT landscape. Here's where Windows 10 potentially fits into the corporate IT conversation.

House Bill Seeks to Delay Stage 3 Final Rule

In response to a growing chorus of industry groups, Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) has introduced a bill in the House to delay federal rulemaking for the Stage 3 Meaningful Use program until at least 2017.

Meaningful Use Harder for CAHs to Achieve

Critical access hospitals and small rural providers are finding it difficult to meet Meaningful Use requirements, due in part to limited resources and support from electronic health records vendors.

Cerner Surprises in Beating Epic for DoD EHR

ďIím stunned,Ē says longtime vendor selection consultant Vince Ciotti of the Defense Departmentís pick of Cerner Corp. to be the new electronic health records vendor for the Military Health System.

Microsoft Lauds Windows 10 Features for Healthcare; Security Worries Remain

Microsoft in a blog post is highlighting the benefits of Windows 10 for healthcare organizations, particularly increased security capabilities. There are enhancements, but there also may be vulnerabilities within them.

Group Seeks Federal Standards for HIT Interoperability

As the U.S. Senate works on its own version of the 21st Century Cures Act, including several health IT provisions, the Bipartisan Policy Center is recommending HIT regulations that go above and beyond those approved earlier this month by the House of Representatives.

Will Cerner Sink or Swim Under Weight of DoD EHR Contract?

Now that Cernerís suite of electronic health records will over the next decade power the Military Health System, the question arises on whether the vendor is up to the mammoth task.

Professional Development Firm Specializes in HIT Courses

The Pinnacle Center for Professional Development in Fairfield, N.J., which offers a series of healthcare information technology educational programs, has multiple sessions scheduled during August, September and October.

More Organizations Pursue IG to Ensure Data Integrity

The growing strategic importance of data in healthcare organizations is a key factor pushing them to pay more attention to information governance, according to results of a recent survey by the American Health Information Management Association.

CMS Forecasts 5.8% National Health Spending Rate 2014-2024

Overall national healthcare spending is predicted to grow an average rate of 5.8 percent annually from 2014-2024, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Leidos, Cerner Team Wins Coveted DoD EHR Contract

Major government contractor Leidos and software vendor Cerner Corp. have been awarded a multi-billion dollar contract to provide the U.S. military with a commercial-off-the-shelf electronic health records system, beating two other finalist teams that included vendors Epic Systems and Allscripts.

Windows 10 Security: Update Your BYOD Policy

Amid Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 10 launch on July 29, chief compliance officers and CIOs would be wise to review their BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies and overall security stance.

$38M in ONC Grants to Promote Interoperable Health IT

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is making available more than $38 million in grants to 20 organizations in 19 states to increase the adoption and use of interoperable health IT tools and services that support the electronic exchange of health information.

Keeping Old Patient Data from Causing HIPAA Headache

The electronic health records meaningful use program substantially increased the number of providers adopting the technology, and fostered an explosion in the past half-decade of buying additional ancillary systems to augment EHRs. But, what happened to the old servers, personal digital devices, pagers, copiers, fax machines, printers, floppies and disks, tape reels and other technologies that held protected health information and are no longer used?

New Tool IDs Patient Fall Risk in 10 Minutes

A new electronic health records-agnostic tool from Cerner can identify patients at risk for falls with a 90 accuracy rate, according to the vendor.

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