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free telehealth visit to hurricane victims

A snapshot view of Hurricane Irma from the International Space Station on Sept. 8. Photo via NASA

By Bill Siwicki 04:16 pm September 08, 2017
Floridians can download the company’s mobile app, register, and access physicians and psychologists for nonemergency conditions now through Dec. 31.

Florida Governor Rick Scott talks to local emergency leaders in Florida as Hurricane Irma approaches. Photo via Twitter

By Jessica Davis 03:50 pm September 08, 2017
Two Houston providers discuss the successful efforts that helped them to weather Harvey and remain open during the hurricane.
telemedicine-based medication abortion
By Bill Siwicki 02:27 pm September 08, 2017
Of the nearly 20,000 patients studied, only 49 complications were reported, and there was no difference in the complication rate between women who had an in-person visit.

Hyland's new OnBase Mackinac software helps hospitals lower costs through collaboration with payers. Photo via OnBase

By Mike Miliard 01:10 pm September 08, 2017
OnBase Mackinac enables easier collaboration, expedited document sharing between providers and payers, Hyland says.
MACRA tools

Data from an EHR for ACI and quality category analysis. Photo via SA Ignite

By Beth Jones Sanborn 11:11 am September 08, 2017
From MGMA’s online forum to SA Ignite’s MACRA software, clinicians can set the groundwork, find success.
Hurricane Harvey healthcare IT

A view across the street from Advanced Diagnostics Hospital and Clinic. Photo via Advanced Diagnostics

By Jessica Davis 10:44 am September 08, 2017
Devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey, and likely Hurricane Irma, highlights the pressing need for healthcare EHR interoperability, but a few providers said cloud-based tech help them deliver care when many couldn’t.
Wing network

Wing give patients an easy to use interface to find their clinical trial options as well as give researchers the ability to promote their trials.

By Bill Siwicki 02:50 pm September 07, 2017
Funded in part by the Digital Health Seed Fund, Wing connects providers, patients and clinical trials.
meaningful use

Karen DeSalvo, MD, Vindell Washington, MD, and John Halamka, MD, are among the health IT pros sparring over how to fix meaningful use.

By Tom Sullivan 02:08 pm September 07, 2017
A rock star lineup of health IT pros including Karen DeSalvo, John Halamka weigh in on where the program went astray and suggest the direction that government and industry should steer towards.
Intermountain Precision Genomics
By Bernie Monegain 01:34 pm September 07, 2017
RxMatch, a new service for Intermountain care providers, allows physicians to use patients’ genomics to find the right antidepressant faster than using existing trial-and-error methods.
FDA interop with medical devices
By Mike Miliard 11:37 am September 07, 2017
Manufacturers should make safe connectivity a central part of their design process and clearly communicate devices' interface characteristics, the agency says.

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