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Marc Probst: Intermountain will double and triple down on innovation in 2015

In part II of our exclusive interview with Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst, he discusses the federal interoperability road map draft, unveiled by ONC on Oct. 14. He also shares what his organization's primary focus will be in the coming year.

Despite hospital safety process improvements, outcomes backslide

The fall 2014 update to Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Score reveals a mixed bag of news about U.S. hospitals. Overall, of the 2,520 hospitals scored, 790 earned an "A," 688 earned a "B," 868 earned a "C," 148 earned a "D" and 26 earned an "F." In addition, several states moved up into the "A" rankings, including Wisconsin, Florida, Virginia and New Jersey, according to an announcement.

Early isolation of sickest may help contain Ebola

Isolating the sickest Ebola patients in the first few days they display symptoms may be key to containing the spread of the virus, according to a new study published in the  Annals of Internal Medicine.

Marc Probst: It feels like Washington isn't listening to us

In part 1 of an exclusive interview with  FierceHealthIT, Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst talks about ONC's ongoing leadership trials and tribulations, as well as the Meaningful Use program.

Proposed copper plan making headlines

Seven Democrats continue to push for Affordable Care Act reform by introducing a new bill, entitled the Expanded Consumer Choice Act, which introduces copper plans, reports  Vox.

3 reasons U.S. Ebola patients recover faster than those in West Africa

Medical experts have several theories on why, despite Ebola's devastating body count in West Africa, only one patient with the virus, Thomas Eric Duncan, has died in the United States, with all eight other patients treated in U.S hospitals either recovering or still alive, CNN reports.

Could AMA's increased pitch to feds on Meaningful Use backfire?

I think it's fair to say that for the American Medical Association (AMA), the gloves officially are off.

Karen DeSalvo to 'maintain leadership' at ONC, agency says

Just call Karen DeSalvo the once and future National Coordinator for Health IT. ONC, in a Health IT Buzz blog post published Tuesday afternoon, said that DeSalvo, in fact, will not step down as National Coordinator--as the agency announced Oct. 23-- but instead will "maintain her leadership of ONC" while also serving as acting assistant secretary of health with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Researchers: Both human error, EHR inadequacies led to Ebola misdiagnosis

A combination of human errors and electronic health record usability issues caused the misdiagnosis of the first Ebola patient in the United States, according to a new article in the online journal  Diagnosis.

MGMA14: Look through the windshield rather than rear view mirror

As I shared last week, I'm reporting on this year's Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) annual meeting from the other side of the country. While I can't say that I miss the long...