Category Archives: CSC

To Save IT Costs, the Cloud Is the Limit

by Mark Veverka Cloud computing is exploding and growing faster than a swirling funnel crossing the Oklahoma plains. The next generation of computing lowers information technology costs while increasing corporate profits at the same time. And what’s not to like … Continue reading

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ID Theft Scheme Hits 400+ in Louisiana and Elsewhere

The health care services division of Louisiana State University, which operates seven hospitals, has notified more than 400 individuals in 12 states following the arrest of an employee charged with using patient information to make counterfeit checks, according to local … Continue reading

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Doc-Office Use of Basic EHRs Hits Nearly 40%, Survey Finds.

Nearly 4 in 10 office-based physicians are now using an electronic health-record system with a basic level of functions, according to the latest estimates from an annual federal survey, up from about 1 in 3 a year ago. The National … Continue reading

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Your Mobile Device and Health Information Privacy and Security

Physicians, health care providers and other health care professionals are using smartphones, laptops and tablets in their work. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has gathered these tips and information to help you protect and secure health information … Continue reading

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Hospital leaders: I’m most thankful for … FierceHealthcare’s Advisory Board Share their Thanksgiving Notes

As Frank Byrne, president of St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wis., recently noted, healthcare doesn’t do very good job of  recognition, even though there is much to celebrate. With the industry seeing new innovations, technology and healthcare delivery  models, we … Continue reading

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Diversity Inc.’s Interview With Bernard Tyson, Next CEO of Kaiser Permanente.

Bernard J. Tyson will be the next Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente. The board of directors of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan announced that Tyson will succeed George Halvorson, who is retiring next year. Tyson, the current President … Continue reading

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Rise In Mobile Users Searching Health Info.

More people than ever are using their cell phones to get health information. The share of mobile users doing so has gone up to nearly a third (31%) from 17% two years ago, according to a new survey from the … Continue reading

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Health IT at Small-Care Providers Under Review by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

To see how health IT systems affect workflows, government-funded researchers are planning to descend on six small medical practices in Tennessee. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) says it wants to conduct the study because previous reviews of … Continue reading

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ONC to Launch Health IT Database for Workgroup Membership.

November 05, 2012 | Erin McCann, Associate Editor. WASHINGTON – The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has established a new online database aiming to recruit “highly qualified workgroup members” for Federal Advisory Committees, according to … Continue reading

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3 Health IT Must-Haves for Natural Disaster Preparedness

Responding to disasters is something every healthcare institution needs to be ready for. From hurricanes to snowstorms to wildfires, having a plan in place and technology to back it up is critical to an effective response. During these times of … Continue reading

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