Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan is the Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare IT News. Sullivan writes the Innovation Pulse column and covers major HIT topics including government policy and emerging technologies. Follow Tom on Twitter @SullyHIT

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called the Affordable Care Act "disastrous" during his acceptance speech Thursday night. Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

By Tom Sullivan 10:04 am July 22, 2016
At the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump called The Affordable Care Act disastrous, promised to replace the law and said he would take better care of military veterans. 
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House Speaker Paul Ryan said America needs to reform its healthcare system to give consumers more choices. (Source: Gage Skidmore.)

By Tom Sullivan 10:27 am July 20, 2016
Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Jr., Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and other Republicans chipped away at Hillary Clinton on healthcare during the RNC.
#HIT100 list on Twitter

From left: Susannah Fox, Eric Topol, Karen Desalvo and Andrew Slavitt.

By Tom Sullivan 07:09 am July 19, 2016
The names and Twitter handles of this year's social media favorites as voted on by the people. 
By Tom Sullivan 09:41 am July 15, 2016
The penultimate official rankings are in and they bring many of the brightest luminaries of the health IT social media realm on Twitter. 
Loopback CMS Five-Star Quality

Loopback's interactive map pinpoints post-acute care facilities based on CMS rankings for care quality. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:16 am July 14, 2016
Hospitals can use the interactive map, based on CMS Five-Star Quality Rating System data, to compare skilled nursing and home health facilities in specific regions to smooth care transitions. 
EHR Regulatory Relief Act

Senator John Thune, R-South Dakota, and others introduced legislation to bring more flexibility to the meaningful use EHR program. 

By Tom Sullivan 04:37 pm July 13, 2016
The same six U.S. Senators who previously brought forth a bill to reboot the meaningful use program introduced a new effort Wednesday meant to ease some of its requirements.
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By Tom Sullivan 03:13 pm July 12, 2016
Software giant unveils Surface-as-a-Service, Windows 10 Enterprise E3 for Cloud Services Providers at its Worldwide Partner Conference. 
By Tom Sullivan 09:37 am July 12, 2016
Much like the top 5, the next set of winners includes familiar faces among the most influential health IT experts on Twitter. 
#HIT100 list on Twitter

The top 5 #HIT100​ winners from left: Mandi Bishop, Christopher Trappe, William G. Esslinger, Jr., John Nosta and Linda Stotsky.

By Tom Sullivan 07:35 am July 11, 2016
The highest ranking winners of the annual #HIT100 list on Twittter are in, and this year’s list brings new faces as well as some that many health IT professionals will recognize as familiar. 
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By Tom Sullivan 07:31 am July 11, 2016
Software for automating revenue cycle tasks can help healthcare providers gird for value-based care. But hospital executives should also know that technology alone will not suffice.  

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