Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) Top problems with EHRs and emerging risks jeopardize care quality December 05, 2016 By Bryant Furlow An ASH presenter describes how better health IT and better institutional practices are necessary to leverage EHRs for quality of care. Making sense of big data: Data projects spur progress July 03, 2016 By Donna Marbury Many health systems have a hard time capturing and using data from patients that can make a real impact on their businesses. Here are some innovative projects to have on your radar. Nine best practices in healthcare IT project management June 22, 2016 By Mark Jahn Healthcare organizations must have sound IT project management practices in place to sensibly manage both human and financial resources. Here are nine best practices to follow. Cybersecurity mistakes plans, providers should avoid June 08, 2016 By Aubrey Westgate Health plans and healthcare organizations are increasingly facing threats from cyber criminals. Here's how to better protect your organization. Opinion: 6 ways to modernize federal health data policy May 15, 2016 By Joel White Creating a national data policy framework for empowered consumer choices. The hidden risk of mHealth apps March 12, 2015 By Bob Pieper Mobile device health apps have the potential to transform healthcare, but their exploding use is also giving rise to new concerns about privacy and security. ONC finalizes roadmap for interoperability March 12, 2015 By Cassie M. Chew A nationwide interoperability roadmap released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in January outlines a set of critical actions healthcare players need to take between now and 2024 to get to a fax machine-free future. Gaining maximum advantage from your patient portal December 08, 2014 By Scott Fannin Of all the information technology available to hospitals and practices, the patient portal can be especially challenging. More HIE evaluation needed to determine benefits December 04, 2014 By Lisa Smith Just 13 health information exchanges (HIEs) out of an available 100 have been evaluated by examining usage information, making it hard to draw conclusions about their impact. CMS extends 2014 MU deadline for eligible hospitals November 26, 2014 By Lisa Smith The 2014 deadline for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) to attest to meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) has been extended to December 31 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).