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Ebola Infection Prompts Changes in EHR Systems

Ebola Infection Prompts Changes in EHR Systems

The spread of Ebola in the United States is causing changes in EHR.


Valparaiso University Announces Tuition Grants for Student Veterans

Valparaiso University Announces Tuition Grants for Student Veterans

The federal Yellow Ribbon Program and the university’s Patriot Awards provide financial assistance for United States veterans pursuing degrees, including the school’s online MS degree in Healthcare Administration, which is facilitated by University Alliance.


Valparaiso University Boasts Newly Renamed Master’s in Healthcare Administration Degree

Valparaiso University Boasts Newly Renamed Master’s in Healthcare Administration Degree

The name of the 100 percent online program, facilitated by University Alliance, was changed to better serve program graduates.


Language-to-Code Translation Could Help Healthcare Providers Adopt ICD-10 Requirements

Language-to-Code Translation Could Help Healthcare Providers Adopt ICD-10 Requirements

Translator systems convert standard terms to new complex payment codes required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services mandate.


New ICD-10 Delay Announced to Healthcare Providers

New ICD-10 Delay Announced to Healthcare Providers

Healthcare providers will be required to use ICD-10 beginning Oct. 1, 2015, according to the new deadline set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


Federal Health IT Standards Committee Plans Reorganization

Federal Health IT Standards Committee Plans Reorganization

The HITPC’s revised work plan includes the formation of four workgroups featuring experts in privacy/security and patient engagement.


New Study Says Health IT Should Be Linked to Patient Engagement

New Study Says Health IT Should Be Linked to Patient Engagement

Patient preferences and needs should be central to the design of health information technology, report says.


Heartbleed Bug May Affect Healthcare Industry

Heartbleed Bug May Affect Healthcare Industry

Initial reviews indicate a number of Web-based EHR platforms have shown vulnerability to Heartbleed, a developer says.


EHR Interoperability Should be Focus of Stage 3 Meaningful Use, Report Says

EHR Interoperability Should be Focus of Stage 3 Meaningful Use, Report Says

Multiple challenges must be overcome in order to develop a robust health data infrastructure, researchers say.


Healthcare Professionals Urged to Participate in National Stroke Awareness Month

Healthcare Professionals Urged to Participate in National Stroke Awareness Month

The National Stroke Association and the American Stroke Association provide free resources that medical providers can share across multiple channels.