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Will Most Healthcare Apps Escape FDA Scrutiny?
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
PROTECT Act of 2014 proposes that Food and Drug Administration doesn’t need to oversee "low risk" health IT products such as electronic health records and fitness apps.
Better Balance Needed Between Patient Privacy, Data Sharing
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
The need for more open sharing of medical data is particularly acute in times of crisis.
Feds Praise Open Data Health Cloud Launch
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Taking advantage of more-open data standards in other countries, MedRed BT Health Cloud will provide public access to aggregated population health data.
Health IT Could Reduce Demand For Physicians
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
Comprehensive use of IT in 30% of physician offices would have major impact, but that is not expected to occur for 5 to 15 years, says study.
Barriers To Health Information Exchange
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
In order to achieve true interoperability, patients' need for better data sharing must come before the interests of providers, vendors and regulators.
Health Information Exchange Needs A Simpler Model
Commentary  |  11/8/2013  | 
The CEOs of four cloud-based healthcare IT firms express skepticism about HIEs, seeing them as a bureaucracy rather than a workable architecture.
Michigan Health Networks Joins eHealth Exchange
News  |  11/5/2013  | 
Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) Shared Services becomes first state-designated entity to join the national network after meeting new set of testing criteria for "plug and play" interoperability.
One-Third Of Doctors Exchange Clinical Summaries
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Doctors who use an electronic health record system are much better equipped to exchange data than those who don't have EHRs, says Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT study.
Lawmakers Try To Sharpen FDA Focus On Healthcare Apps
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Congress attempts to clarify which health software should be regulated like a medical device with the Sensible Oversight for Technology which Advances Regulatory Efficiency Act.
HealthCare.Gov Woes: Lack Of Testing
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
Tech contractors are confident they can fix the problems over time, but pass the buck to CMS.
Dictation Software Adoption On Rise
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Speech recognition and dictation software could be poised to make big inroads in healthcare, says Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society report.
Surescripts Aims To Expand Hospital Network
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Surescripts partners with Meditech, Vitera in effort to enable Direct messages among more than 60% of U.S. hospitals.
A Painless Path To CPOE?
Commentary  |  10/21/2013  | 
Despite evidence that computerized provider order entry systems can improve patient care, many providers have resisted due to cost and tech concerns. New KLAS report suggests an easier route.
Non-Profit Sets New Standards For Modular EHRs
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative redefines Meaningful Use definitions for EHR modules.
Why Doctors Hate EHR Software
Commentary  |  10/18/2013  | 
Have meaningful use incentives merely propelled sales for a lot of lousy software?
Dignity Health, Optum Launch Revenue Management Firm
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Large West Coast healthcare system joins with healthcare IT firm to form Optum360, which aims to help hospitals prepare for new payment methods and optimize revenues.
IBM's Watson Makes Some New Rounds
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
IBM Research unveiled cognitive computing technologies to help doctors make more informed, accurate diagnostic decisions.
Patient Engagement: How To Do It Right
Commentary  |  10/14/2013  | 
Some healthcare providers have figured out the best set of IT tools to get patients more involved in their own care.
Health Insurance Exchanges Plagued By Data Errors
News  |  10/11/2013  | 
Health insurance exchanges, especially the one run by Uncle Sam, are having problems sending files that can be opened and that have complete information.
Practice Fusion Guarantees Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
Free cloud-based EHR, sold primarily to individual doctors and small practices, says it will be certified in time for 2014 incentives.
Athenahealth Tracks Flu Outbreaks During Government Shutdown
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
Health IT vendor uses cloud-based EHR database to show outbreaks in absence of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In One ER, EHR Takes 44% Of Doctors' Time
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
Small-scale study in Pennsylvania ER found physicians spend more time inputting data in their EHR than taking care of patients.
Health Information Exchanges Lack Standards
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
HIE adoption rates are rising, but the lack of data standardization limits ability to share data.
Obamacare Health Exchanges: How Oregon Got It Done
Commentary  |  10/1/2013  | 
Oregon's experience building a health insurance exchange shows what's involved for IT operations.
What's Holding Back The Mobile Health Revolution?
Commentary  |  10/1/2013  | 
Many believe clinicians reject patient-oriented health apps because they threaten doctors' power. But that's a gross overgeneralization.
Healthcare Apps Could Be Doctor's Best Friend
Commentary  |  9/27/2013  | 
Consumer health apps and gadgets could help improve patient care and reduce physicians' workloads. It's time for the healthcare industry to change a system that rewards disease.
Will EHRs Ever Help Small Practices?
Commentary  |  9/26/2013  | 
So far, evidence suggests that health IT benefits mostly hospitals and practices with deep pockets. That could change if small practices get more EHR training.
State Insurance Exchanges: Hospital IT's Next Challenge
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
As state insurance exchanges take hold, hospital IT departments must figure out how to keep up with patients' insurance eligibility, health status and benefits in fluid environment.
Fed Health IT Chief And Deputy Departing
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Office of the National Coordinator deputy David S. Muntz will join chief Farzad Mostashari in Oct. 4 departure.
Stanford Hospital Offers Doctor Visits Via Video
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Patients who don't need in-person care can schedule video visits through the hospital website and "meet" with the doctor using a computer equipped with a webcam.
Allscripts Enables EHR Customers To Send Data To Payers
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Deal with analytics firm Inovalon designed to relieve burden on providers while enabling online feedback from health plans.
EHRs Are Not A 'Digital Menace'
Commentary  |  9/18/2013  | 
Healthcare IT can compromise patient safety, but studies show that lack of it may present an even greater risk.
CMS Floats Flexibility In Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
As some unprepared EHR vendors opt to abandon Meaningful Use, agency considers options to ease transition requirements.
Patients Seek More Online Access To Medical Records
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
41% of those who don't have online access to records would consider switching physicians to obtain it, Accenture survey finds.
ACOs Need Claims Data For Analytics, Expert Says
News  |  9/16/2013  | 
Accountable care organizations will use data from payers to manage population health for next 10 to 15 years, predicts Jonathan Weiner, professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Doctors Propose 5 Changes To Meaningful Use Guidelines
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
American College of Physicians urges HHS to provide more flexibility and an extended timeline.
ONC Partners Tackle Patient-Data Matching Problem
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
ONC leads public-private coalition working on a key interoperability challenge: how to match unique patients to their personal data as it moves across the healthcare system.
How Patient Generated Data Changes Healthcare
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Patient-generated data, or PGD, could lower costs and improve care, but only if patients participate and healthcare providers can make sense of the data.
HIPAA Changes Driving Customers To Cloud, Verizon Says
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
HIPAA update clarifies that service providers share accountability in protecting patient data, encouraging more healthcare providers to consider the cloud.
Penn Medicine Streamlines Data Sharing With Startups
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Penn partners with startups to help test new healthcare technology against real-world data.
Microsoft Health App Prize Goes To Nova Southeastern
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Contest for Windows 8 apps that link to Microsoft HealthVault was won by a pharmacy college team investigating consumer health apps.
Medical Practices Move Health IT To Cloud
News  |  9/6/2013  | 
Lower upfront costs, outsourcing options among factors driving physicians toward cloud-based EHRs and practice management software.
Nationwide Children's Hospital Taps Tech To Expand Care
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
Nationwide Children's Hospital used virtual desktops and live streaming video to streamline EHR systems and make neonatal care available at nearby hospitals. One of seven profiles of IW 500 Business Innovation Award winners.
How UPMC Plays To Win In Healthcare IT
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
UPMC, the No. 1 company in the IW 500 ranking, expects tech to improve patient heath, cut operating costs and also be a revenue source.
Miami Children's Hospital Prepares For Telemedicine Growth
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
Miami Children's, the No. 5 company in the IW 500 ranking, thinks telemedicine will open up a new revenue source.
Michigan Health Information Network Harnesses Salesforce.com
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
Health information exchange builds network faster by developing software in the cloud, tapping Salesforce.com's APIs and relationship management components.
Why Hospitals Still Build Their Own Health IT
News  |  9/4/2013  | 
There's a lot of pressure to use off-the-shelf technology such as Epic and Cerner for electronic health records. Here's why some providers still build their own software.
Telemedicine Improves Patient Outcomes: Study
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
Researchers at UC Davis Children's Hospital find that telemedicine consults improved pediatric patient outcomes in rural areas.
Should Sexual Orientation Be Included In EHRs?
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Proponents say it could close gaps in LGBT healthcare, but it raises the question of how much data is too much.
HIMSS: Extend MU Stage 2 Deadline
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society joins growing chorus urging the government to give healthcare providers more time to comply with Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulations.
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