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  • Health IT Backers Press Congress for Clearer Roadmaps

    Dozens of health IT advocates from around the country made the rounds on Capitol Hill this week, meeting with lawmakers and staffers to press for an array of policies to advance e-health initiatives.

  • Datacom makes e-health play

    Datacom is set to acquire a 20 per cent share in Canberra-based health informatics software company SmartWard as it moves into the e-health space.

  • Federal IT Leaders Seek Support From Developers for EHR Adoption

    The White House is appealing to developers to join the open source community working to expand adoption of interoperable digital health records through its Blue Button initiative.

  • How Boston Children's Hospital Hit Back at Anonymous

    On March 20, Dr. Daniel J. Nigrin, senior vice president for information services and CIO at Boston Children's Hospital, got word that his organization faced an imminent threat from Anonymous in response to the hospital's diagnosis and treatment of a 15-year-old girl removed from her parent's care by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Justice Health rolls out electronic medical records

    The Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network plans to deliver complete electronic medical records across the New South Wales public health system following the deployment of new software.

  • Mayo Clinic turns to IBM's Watson to fill clinical trials

    IBM's Watson cognitive computer will soon be helping Mayo Clinic enroll patients in clinical trials in an effort to increase the speed of new discoveries while offering patients more and better treatment possibilities.

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    Why Patient Portals Remain Healthcare's Enigma

    Healthcare's ongoing effort to fix patient engagement has been stymied by a widespread inability to improve patient portal adoption. In an era when consumers can do just about anything online, healthcare IT leaders are often at a loss to explain why so few patients – and physicians – embrace tools for online collaboration.

  • eHealth NSW gets busy on technology rollouts

    eHealth NSW CIO, Michael Walsh, and newly appointed chief clinical information officer, John Lambert, have laid out some of the technology projects they are focusing on this year, as part of the state’s $400 million e-health strategy.

  • Community Health Breach Highlights Healthcare Security Vulnerabilities

    In the days since Community Health System announced a data breach affecting 4.5 million patients, the security community has responded by telling healthcare organizations to stay the course. At its essence, that message means two things: Remain vigilant and don't fall asleep at the switch.

  • ERP rollout gives baby maker a boost

    The deployment of a new ERP system at fertility clinic Genea is helping to improve the chances that patients will take home a healthy baby.