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HHS announces competition to simplify medical bills

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced an initiative to encourage healthcare organizations, developers, tech companies and other potential innovators to design medical bills that are simpler and easier to understand.

AMIA report details future clinical informatics workforce

A report from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) lays out workforce development needs at the chief clinical informatics officer level to provide skilled executive level leadership in informatics science within healthcare organizations.

Indiana University Health appoints new CIO

Indiana University Health has named Mark Lantzy its new chief information officer.

Memo announces widespread changes in IT leadership at VA

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has had a shakeup in the leadership of its Office of Information and Technology, according to a memo released by VA Chief Information Security Officer Brian Burns.

Organizations worry about big breaches, insurance gaps and response preparation

Most data breaches are small and go undetected for a long time, according to a report from Advisen, an insurance analytics firm. When they are detected, most organizations lack the internal resources to handle breach response, putting them at greater risk for costly fines and lawsuits, reputational harm and customer identity theft, according to the report.

Cerner appoints Glaser head of its population health unit

Cerner has named John Glaser as leader of its population health organization, effective April 1, with continued focus on governmental policy development.

HIMSS posits an ‘imbalanced reward system favoring males’ in health IT

Not only are women health IT workers paid less than their male counterparts, but they also have fewer opportunities to advance to executive levels within the field.

Deadline for submitting cybersecurity task force nominees is March 9

March 9 is the final day for healthcare providers to submit nominations to HHS for its new Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force. 

University of Maryland Medical Center to receive 2 IHA Awards at HIMSS 2016

The University of Maryland Medical Center has won two 2016 Intelligent Health Association (IHA) Awards after being nominated by Extension Healthcare, a Fort Wayne, Ind.-based hospital alarm management company.

Average HIT salary tops $111K

The 2015 HIMSS Compensation Survey revealed numerous insights about health IT employment, including average salary, differences between men and women and regional differences.