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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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Black Market Pharmacies And The Big Business Of Spam

An apparent feud between two black market pharmacies has shed light on a shady global industry. “Rx-Promotion and SpamIt probably are responsible for upward of 50 or 60 percent of spam that you and I got in our inboxes over … Continue reading

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Health IT Policy Committee Meeting: The Year Ahead and a Glimpse at Stage 4 of Meaningful Use

At the Jan. 8 Health IT Policy Committee meeting, Farzad Mostashari, M.D., national coordinator for health IT, and Paul Tang, M.D., vice chair of the committee, outlined some priorities for the year ahead, including a glimpse of what Stage 4 … Continue reading

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$400 Million Broadband Allocation Planned

Expanding patient access to medical specialists is the goal of a new, permanent $400 million annual allocation to promote or develop high-speed communications links to rural providers. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski made the announcement Wednesday at 190-bed Oakland (Calif.) Children’s … 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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3 Effective ACO Strategies from Aetna.

It seems almost every insurer has created an accountable care organization in the past couple years since the health reform law passed, but how can they ensure the success of these payer-provider collaborations? Simply establishing an ACO doesn’t automatically improve … Continue reading

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Mostashari on Meaningful Use: It’s a Long Road, But We Have a Roadmap.

August 28, 2012 | By Marla Durben Hirsch The final rules implementing Stage 2 of Meaningful Use are “largely predictable” and represent compromises, said Farzad Mostashari, M.D., head of the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT. “It doesn’t … 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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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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