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States game Medicaid for millions

Many states avoid paying their share of Medicaid expenses, an issue the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has known about for more than a decade, according to the  Washington Post.

ONC names new head for Consumer e-Health program

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced on Thursday that Lana Moriarty will serve as the agency's Acting Director for Consumer e-Health.

Report: Malware infections spiking on mobile devices

Security threats to mobile devices is spiking as malicious software infections increased 17 percent in the first half of this year, which is nearly double the rate of 2013, according to a report from Alcatel-Lucent Kindsight Security Lab data.

Congressman wants investigation into Community Health Systems breach

Fallout continues to expand in the wake of the Community Health Systems breach reported last month, with a federal legislator calling for an investigation into the matter.

HIMSS to Congress: 3 actions to improve health IT

HIMSS has presented three "Congressional Asks"--formal requests to Congress to accomplish specific goals to advance health IT.

Nursing staffs tap mobile devices, Internet resources for workplace needs

Nurses increasingly rely on mobile devices and the Internet for work needs, with 65 percent using a device at work and 95 percent of healthcare organizations supporting online devices for clinical consulting and accessing information, according to a new survey.

AHA pushes for fewer regulatory tools in blocking mergers

The American Hospital Association has thrown its support behind federal legislation intended to streamline how the two federal agencies involved in reviewing mergers go about the process

Federal advisers outline 'least-regret' approach for query recommendations

The Nationwide Health Information Network Power Team--a subgroup of the federal Health IT Standards Committee that advises the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT--on Wednesday outlined a "least regret" approach to query recommendations for the 2017 electronic health record technology certification edition.

Kaiser, Group Health Incorporated pay multi-million dollar penalties

Certain top-name insurers are in the spotlight for having to pay some hefty penalties.

Physician "culture of perfection" keeps medical errors high

Reducing medical errors means rethinking a culture that encourages doctors to conceal them, argues a doctor at Bellevue Hospital Center at New York University, according to MedCityNews.