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  • newMA: Massachusetts Signs $50 Million MMIS Contract
    Government Technology: Hewlett Packard (HP) received a $50 million, five-year extension to continue supporting the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) in Massachusetts, the company recently announced.
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 12:19pm -
  • newVA Introduces 'Google-like' Medical Record Search Functions
    Nextgov: The Department of Veterans Affairs has started to roll out “Google-like” search functions for patient medical records, VA CIO Stephen Warren said at a press briefing today.
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 12:04pm -
  • newCalifornia Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal in Data Breach Lawsuit Ruling
    Healthcare Informatics: The year 2014 continues to be a kind year to healthcare provider organizations in California that have been sued for a data breach.  Earlier this year, courts in California have ruled that both Eisenhower Medical Center, a 52…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 12:03pm -
  • newWhat Ebola tells us about health IT outbreak needs
    Government Health IT: The Ebola cases in the United States, despite their limited numbers, have generated considerable discussion and anxiety. The discussion has included health IT because of the initial assertion that the Dallas hospital's electroni…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 12:03pm -
  • newFeds outline plan to pay states for Basic Health Program in 2016
    Modern Healthcare: The federal government will continue to fund an optional health insurance program for the working poor in 2016 with the methodology it used for 2015, according to a proposed notice from the CMS (PDF).
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 12:02pm -
  • newHealth IT Interoperability Up To Market, Say Feds
    InformationWeek: The co-chairs of the federal Health IT Policy Committee's Jason Task Force (JTF) are advocating a mix of mostly market-led initiatives and some government action to spur adoption of open standards for electronic health information sh…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 12:02pm -
  • WHO outlines next steps in Ebola crisis
    CNN: Ebola vaccine testing could start in the next few weeks, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, as health officials scramble to quell the virus that has killed more than 4,500 people.The goal is to launch vaccine trials in West Africa by Ja…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 12:23pm -
  • CDC Urges Stricter Ebola Protections for Health Workers
    Bloomberg: Health workers caring for Ebola patients shouldn’t have any skin exposed, must undergo rigorous training and be supervised by a qualified monitor, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 12:23pm -
  • Obamacare Losing Power as a Campaign Weapon
    The New York Times: CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Remember the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration’s signature health care plan? Of course you do: For four years, it was at the epicenter of a vicious partisan battle in the United States, the subje…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 12:22pm -
  • 4 pieces of NIH's Big Data puzzle
    Government Health IT: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to develop four initiatives to better to analyze and leverage the explosion of information available from complex biomedical data sets, known as Big Data.Funding for the programs wil…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 12:22pm -