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Susan Snedaker, MBA, director of infrastructure and operations and information security officer at Tucson Medical Center in Arizona, will be given the HIMSS Book of the Year award at the organization’s yearly show running this week in Las Vegas.

eClinicalWorks will announce the launch of a cloud-based platform for Acute Care EHR and Revenue Cycle Management during HIMSS18.

Apple has announced a new update for the Health app with the iOS 11.3 beta, which allows users to access medical records from various healthcare organizations through their iPhone.

A computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system with a clinical decision support (CDS) system could reduce duplicate medications and adverse drug reactions, according to a study published in JMIR Medical Informatics.

Identifying a patient normally means going by their Social Security number—but what if that patient is a newborn who doesn’t have one yet? The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) laid out its suggested solution at a presentation at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) conference in Los Angeles.


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N.Y. hospital taps McKesson for HIS Nyack Hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., is implementing McKesson's Paragon community hospital information system (HIS), which will enable the use of EHRs and financial management systems throughout its 375-bed facility.
CCHIT seeks input on new EHR certifications The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) will hold a series of two Town Call Web conferences on June 16 and 17 to gather stakeholder input on new paths to certification of EHR technologies.
GAO: FDA needs to work on IT infrastructure, Sentinel program privacy
The FDA is developing a plan to modernize its IT systems and infrastructure in response to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which revealed that the agency does not have such architecture in place to support its modernization efforts.
eRAD adds uniRAD to RIS/PACS release eRAD has released version 6.2 of its RIS/PACS, which includes a Web-based workflow consolidation and interoperability platform, uniRAD.
SIIM: Dynamic service deployment can improve data privacy The use of grid technologies and dynamic service deployment may alleviate concerns of data privacy that arise in multi-institutional collaborations, according to study results presented this morning at the 2009 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference in Charlotte, N.C.
SIIM: Compressus updates MEDxConnect for enterprise imaging Compressus is introducing MEDxConnect system version 2.6 at the 2009 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting this week in Charlotte, N.C.
CCHIT changes timelines The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) is transitioning its timelines to adapt to new requirements specified in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), as well as the still-emerging work of the Office of the National Coordinator and its committees.
TeraMedica, Sun offer image sharing app TeraMedica Healthcare Technology, along with its partner Sun Microsystems of Santa Clara, Calif., will now offer a pre-configured solution for viewing and managing clinical images from different modalities in order to bring secure image sharing to the point of care.
ONC to establish regional health IT centers
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT is seeking public comment on a proposed plan to award contracts to establish regional health IT extension centers, according to a draft plan published Thursday in the Federal Register.
Standards group works to define cloud computing A team of computer security experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a working definition for cloud computing--a computer technique with potential for achieving "significant cost savings and IT agility."