Tom Sullivan is the Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare IT News. Sullivan writes the Innovation Pulse column and covers major HIT topics including mHealth, medical practices, government policy, and emerging technologies. Follow Tom on Twitter @SullyHIT
By Tom Sullivan 10:19 am April 26, 2016
Here’s the rub: $50 billion might be hyperbole, but $5 billion is still a sizable enough market to drive innovations that health systems can harness to engage patients, better manage populations and ultimately improve care and the bottom line.
Artificial intelligence, cognitive computing and machine learning are coming to healthcare: Is it time to invest?
By Tom Sullivan 07:27 am April 22, 2016
With Google, IBM and Microsoft all setting sights squarely on healthcare, and analysts predicting 30 percent of providers will run cognitive analytics on patient data by 2018, the risk of investing too late may outweigh the risk of doing so too soon.
By Tom Sullivan 03:13 pm April 20, 2016
Greenway Health CEO Tee Green revealed on Wednesday that he is handing the chief executive role at the EHR company he co-founded over to Scott Zimmerman.
By Tom Sullivan 03:02 pm April 19, 2016
National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, is stepping away from the co-chair role on the ONC Health IT Policy Committee.
Bernie Sanders guarantees healthcare as a right, while Hillary Clinton says she can get to 100 percent coverage via ACA
By Tom Sullivan 09:29 am April 15, 2016
Sanders is calling for a single payer system, while Clinton said she would support expanding the Affordable Care Act to insure every American.
By Tom Sullivan 11:49 am April 14, 2016
The potential next EHR would more closely resemble modern interfaces such as Google and Facebook and leverage FHIR, if the VA indeed opts to move away from VistA. Undersecretary David Shulkin said the department is evaluating the best way forward.
Big data analytics, telemedicine, wearables rank high among $1.4B worth of health IT investments in 2016
By Tom Sullivan 03:41 pm April 13, 2016
The first quarter of this year saw a 27 percent spike in health IT venture capital and the most M&A activity in a single quarter, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group.
By Tom Sullivan 07:52 am April 07, 2016
New research by Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Analytics found considerable uncertainty, questionable business continuity plans, and the need for more effective end-user education rampant in the industry.
Providers and payers blame interoperability issues and data blocking on EHR vendors, turn to private HIE
By Tom Sullivan 12:32 pm April 06, 2016
A new Black Book report also suggests that new payment models, private health information exchanges, patient locator systems and healthcare analytics will wield more influence driving interoperability forward than government or EHR makers.
By Tom Sullivan 08:13 am April 06, 2016
Healthcare leaders say deploying tools for analytics, self-service, order fulfillment and more, while offering individualized experiences such as precision medicine, could promise a big payoff.